LATEST NEWS » CREATOR NICK PARK SELLS VAN ON EBAY MOTORS FOR CHARITY
Nick Park, creator of the plasticine pair Wallace & Gromit, is selling his 1958 Austin A35 van, the inspiration behind the Anti-Pesto van from the Oscar® winning film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, which supports children’s hospitals and hospices across the UK.
The van will be auctioned on eBayMotors from 9am on Wednesday 17th October until Friday 26th October and will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Nick Park. The Austin A35 was built in 1958 and most parts are original. The van is drivable but will need MOT and tax.
Nicola Masters, Director of Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation said: “We are extremely grateful to Nick Park for his fantastic support and generosity. This auction offers collectors, fans and supporters the opportunity to own a piece of Wallace & Gromit history and the money raised will make a real difference to sick children in hospitals and hospices across the UK. Good Luck and thank you to everyone who takes part”.
Nick Park added: “I’ve always been a fan of Austins and this particular vehicle inspired me to come up with the Anti-Pesto van that was central to the plot and rehabilitation of the vegetable eating 'pests' in Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The van needed to be big enough to transport Wallace’s invention the Bunvac 2000 while at the same time slick enough to go on high speed chases after the formidable Were-rabbit, and the Austin was a perfect match. Good luck to everyone who bids and all proceeds will be donated to Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation”.
Jody Ford of eBayMotors.co.uk says, "We're delighted to have the Austin A35 van listed on eBayMotors.co.uk. It's a great opportunity for a passionate motorist to drive off with a piece of movie history while doing their bit for a very worthwhile charity."
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what a great way to raise money for the childrens foundation, i think its wonderful idea, and i hope it makes lots of money, well done nick
good work the kindest thing ive ever heard
Nick P has one big, generous heart!
can i av it?
wow wish i had the money im going to watch it in my ebay i estimate it will go for £6,500.
That's the sort of goodwill that makes me teary-eyed. I can't bid either, but I guess we can still support the charity's mission and say good work by doing a smaller donation.
wow wow i love dat van but maybe itz a bit toooo exsensive 4 mii
wow its going for £6'000 at the mo but i hope it gets more! you can make your own anti-presto van!
wallace and gromit
Well done! I too wish I could at least bid on the van, but I cannot. I think Nick's kindness comes through not only in his charitable giving, but in the W&G films as well. There is something genuinely lovely about Wallace and Gromit.
happy to see that the van sold for 7,400.00, thats great news, bring some smiles to all those children, great job conors mum
them cars are nearly worthless but because you cant buy them any more and because its Wallace and gromits car its going to be worth more.
I think the person who wins it should paint the 'Anti-pesto' logo on the side!
Or sticker so it can always come off. The car itself is very old, genuine and collectable.
wouldn't that be copy write unless they ask aardman.
Oh yeah. Better ask Aardman first. Oh, and by the way, good idea shaunisgr8! Although, it would have to be a re-pealabe sticker.
nice looking van
awwwwwwwww that is so kind hearted i wish i had known then iwould have bid on it::wendoline
how much did it sell for?
this almost a year old!
£7,400!wow £900 over my estimate!
cool, thanks for the link
hi, guess who the van went to!!!! ME!!! well not me, but my dads, cousins, sisters, brothers, fathers, uncles, sisters, mothers, step-son bought it, and on my 18th birthday, hes giving it to me!!!!
Well done Nick!
hey thats my avatar oh well he go ti first i bet he found it were i found it
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