The raffle of a restored 1954 Chevrolet pickup truck has raised $580,000 for Australian research into Motor Neurone Disease, with over 30,000 tickets sold.
Queenslander Peter Rodney was lucky enough to have his name pulled out when the raffle was drawn at the NTI Supercars round in Townsville last month.
He’s now the proud owner of the lava orange truck which has been named ‘Daphne’.
The raffle is hosted by Australia’s largest transport and logistics specialist insurer, NTI. This is the sixth truck to be restored and raffled by the organisation, with 100 per cent of funds raised given to support MND research in Australia.
To date, these raffles have raised more than $2 million for the MND and Me Foundation.
This particular truck was first spotted on a farm in the US and brought to Australia after being purchased by a young Aussie working there.
She was supportive of the re-sell once she heard it would be restored and raffled for the MND cause.
The truck features a 1954 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine body on a 1969 Chevrolet C-20 Pickup chassis. Under the hood is a 460hp LT1 Chevrolet Performance engine.