Last week we showed you the trailer for the remake of the Kiwi hit Goodbye Pork Pie. Featuring a Volcanic Orange F56, the film is scheduled for theaters in 2017. Only problem, the production is in need of a little extra cash to finish on time.
In response, they’ve put the “hero car”, the one not used in stunts, or modified for filming, up for auction. Five percent of funds raised will be donated to the Salvation Army, and SAFE, an animal rights organization.
A Celebrity MINI with Personality
The 2015 MINI Cooper S is located and registered in New Zealand. It has 7,600km on the clock, and been signed off by BMW after filming was complete. The best part though? The filmmakers have given the MINI a bit of personality, which they make clear in the auction listing.
My grandfather, Austin, was the star of the original film GOODBYE PORK PIE (1981). It was an honour to carry on his legacy.
I loved meeting the NZ public on this roady, leaving coppers (well, pretend ones anyway) in my dust & getting to know my co-stars.
I’m sad to leave showbiz so soon but happy to do so for the greater good of the film (I guess), if I go to a loving home. Please help make this happen. I don’t want to end up in a museum yet. I’m in my prime.
The buyer will also receive a nod in the film’s credits, tickets to the premiere, and a cast signed poster. As of publication the current bid sits at $24,000NZ (approx. $17,000US).
Interested buyers must check out the auction page before it ends on Saturday October 29, 2016. Don’t forget, import fees and restrictions will apply, but maybe that’s worth dealing with for your very own celebrity MINI. Otherwise, be sure to check out the action packed trailer for Pork Pie.
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