Lewis Hamilton's confiscated Mercedes is auctioned off

The Mercedes that got Lewis Hamilton into so much trouble before the Melbourne Grand Prix last month has been auctioned off for charity.

Hamilton's car was impounded by police after he was pulled over for spinning his wheels while leaving the circuit after practice.

The Mercedes C63 AMG was only supposed to be impounded for 48 hours, but it seems Hamilton never collected it, and it was auctioned early this morning to raise funds for the cancer charity onTrac@PeterMac. It eventually raised $158,000, with $18,000 going to the worthy cause.As well as the Mercedes, the winning bidder also took away a series of memorabilia including a copy of the police report of the incident, a valet parking ticket with Hamilton's name on, and a signed photo of Lewis.

Central Stay Auto Haus, the dealer that held the auction, made a video to publicise the car, describing it as Hamilton's 'hoon car.'

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