We reported back in February that Sharon Stone was putting up her mint 1974 Corvette Stingray at Elton John’s Academy Awards extravaganza.
It was reported yesterday that successful F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen purchased the vehicle for some $313,000 (US) from an auction in Monaco a couple of months ago. Now how the Stingray got from Stone to that charity auction, we don’t know.
What we do know is that he has only seen it once and never driven it. In fact, he hasn’t heard anything since he laid out the money!
"I haven’t got it yet," he told the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
"Honestly, I don’t even know where it is, whether I have to pick it up or if they are sending it to me."
"I didn’t buy it because I really wanted it, but just for charity," he insists. While that may be true, I don’t think this $313,000 charity donation is going to kill his budget! Still a bummer though that such a beautiful car is lost in translation.
[ Paddock Talk ]