Usain Bolt's Nissan GT-R sells for £116k

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The one-off Usain Bolt Nissan GT-R has been sold on eBay for an amazing $187,100 (£116k).

Competition for the one-off "Bolt Gold" Nissan GT-R was fierce, with offers stemming from around the globe during the ten-day auction.

The special GT-R, finished in a very Olympic-like gold hue and featuring a plague signed by Bolt, was "won" by an Australian.
Nissan raised a total of $193,191 (£120k) from the "Bolt Gold" GT-R and Bolt Merchandise online charity auction held on eBay from November 22 to December 4, 2012.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation "to help with its mission of creating educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Usain Bolt's home country of Jamaica", said a Nissan statement.

More than 100 people also competed for nine items of Bolt merchandise on the auction block, including racing helmets, special driving suits and boots, which brought in a total of $6,091 (£3,775).

In October 2012, Bolt was appointed Nissan's honorary "Director of Excitement" as a brand spokesman for the company's new "WHAT IF_" global brand campaign.

Speaking about the donation from Nissan, Bolt said: "My partnership with Nissan greatly benefits the work of my Foundation. This donation will help many kids get access to better facilities, play areas and educational materials in Jamaica. I am delighted to be working with Nissan to do this."

The new owner of the "Bolt Gold" GT-R said: "The Nissan GT-R just gets better and better and more refined each year, and the fact that this gold GT-R also celebrates the incredible achievements of the great Usain Bolt makes it something very special indeed."
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