A FIAT 500 painted by artist Tracey Emin has sold for £200,000 at a charity auction.
The car was one of the stars at the event in Greenwich which raised £25million for the ARK charity.
'We were very pleased with how the car was received,' says Charlotte Locks-Moro, the charity's event executive. 'The £200,000 it raised is not only an amazing amount of money for a car, but it was also a significant sum towards the total we raised for charity. We are absolutely delighted.'
More than 1,200 guests attended the auction, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, the actress Uma Thurman and Liz Hurley. The buyer of the Fiat has not been named.
ARK, the Absolute Return for Kids, is a charity organisation made up of financial institutions, including City hedge funds, and personal donors. It raises millions of pounds every year for good causes in areas such as tackling HIV in Africa, children in care in Eastern Europe, and inner city education in the UK.
The car was one of four specially designed and painted examples of the supermini which Emin created last year.
The first went under the hammer for £42,000 last October during the Contemporary Art Auction in London.