Gary Sinise Raises $1.3M For Veterans On The Sale Of A 1981 Jeep CJ7. Actor Gary Sinise raised the $1.3 million to help members of the military and first responders by selling a 1981 Jeep CJ7 that actually went through the auction block twice.
The custom Jeep was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Friday, with proceeds going to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which runs a variety of programs aimed at entertaining and helping veterans, active duty military, America’s emergency services and their families.
The red, white and blue Jeep was restored and customized by Richard Rawling’s Gas Monkey Garage and initially sold for $200,000, with another partner on the project, heavy equipment broker Sunbelt Rentals, donating an additional $1 million to the organization.
The buyer then sent it to the auction block again, where it sold a second time for $100,000.
“My first car auction, it’s going to be hard to top that,” Sinise told The Arizona Republic. “There were a lot of veterans out there in the audience so I got to acknowledge them and say thank you.”
The Jeep has been fully restored and modified with a 4-inch lift kit and features the Gary Sinise Foundation’s logos.Auto News, Blog