He retired from The Tonight Show, but Jay Leno is still in the spotlight and he is using his celebrity status for good. The auto enthusiast teamed up with Ford Motor Company and plans to sell his custom 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150 truck at the 45th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction next week for charity.
“This is an opportunity to own a truly unique vehicle from my personal collection,” Leno said in a press release. “Not only is this Harley-Davidson F-150 the only one of its kind, it’s providing much needed resources to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The next owner can feel good knowing that they’re getting an outstanding truck and supporting a great cause at the same time.”
With only 2,000 miles on the odometer, the truck is in mint condition. In his latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the TV personality said that he didn’t drive the one-of-a-kind vehicle because of its significance.
The annual auction started out as a partnership between the the National MS Society Michigan Chapter and Ford. All proceeds benefit the organization, which provides medical assistance, advocacy and education for people with multiple sclerosis.
“Jay Leno and Ford Motor Company share a passion for special vehicles and charity,” Jim Owens, Ford Performance marketing manager, said in a release. “We enjoy working with celebrities like Jay Leno who support a worthwhile cause that makes a positive difference in people’s lives. It’s a great story, because organizations can receive the help they need, while automotive enthusiasts get a chance to own a one-of-a-kind vehicle.”
Leno is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson truck on January 29 in Scottsdale, Arizona at WestWorld. The event is broadcast live on Velocity at 6 pm MST.