Charity Auction


Live Event Items Only

March 18 ● 2:00-7:00 pm

Online Sell-off at 4:00 pm

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Online bidding for select items, all valued less than $100, is now underway on our Bidding for Good site.  Online items sell-off at 4:00 pm on March 18.   The live finale, featuring a 1972 VW Beetle Convertible and higher valued items, will be simulcast online and on ECAT's Comcast 9 & Verizon 22.  Call 508-230-7071 to bid on items seen on the televised event.

Bid on a 1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle Convertible - Appraised Value $11,500

We have a Classic Car! A 1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle Convertible with less than 91,000 miles.

Easton Lions Auction Car 2018-1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle Convertible - Refurbished

1972 VW Beetle Car up for bid - Easton Lions Charity Auction 2018

We'd like to thank Scott Gunther of Somerville for his very generous donation! 

The entire body has been repainted, seats reupholstered, convertible top replaced. Has been living in arid Colorado; much kinder to cars than the Northeast weather.   The tires have less than 10,000 miles of wear.  The engine was just inspected and new carburetor, fuel filter, and fuel gauge were installed. Bottles of fuel additive, a car cover, the Club lock and front seat covers will come with this car. This 1972 VW Beetle Convertible has passed the Massachusetts inspection test.

Some quirky things to note: Driver's door lock is "sticky" and, sometimes, will not unlock. The driver's seat is stuck in the furthest position. The window handle on the rear driver's side is missing.

Bourne Auto covered the cost of the appraisal done by Auto Appraisal Group (AAG).  The full report is available in the pdf window below.   

More information or to schedule a viewing of the car contact Lion Member John Mallers at 508-238-6322 or send an email to j.mallers@comcast.net with subject "1972 VW Bug Info".

Item Preview List

View all items on Bidding for Good, select items open for bidding now.  Pre-bods for the classic 1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle Convertible donated by Scott Gunther of Somerville can be emailed to auction@eastonlions.org.

The entire body has been repainted, seats reupholstered, convertible top replaced. The car is from arid Colorado, which is much kinder to cars than New England weather.  View the official appraisl done through Bourne's Auto Center.  Car available for viewing, contact Lion John Mallers, 508-238-6322 or send an email to j.mallers@comcast.net with subject "1972 VW Bug Info".

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Bidding Rules

Online bidding extended through the weekend of March 17 and 18.  Bid on items valued less than $100 on Bidding for Good.  These items will not be in the televised live auction.

Televised live finale moved to weekend of March 17 and 18.  Live items (generally retail value $100+) will be at the Pettit Atrium in the Shields Science Center on the campus of Stonehill College.  It will be simulcast online through Easton’s Community Access Television, and on Easton local channels 9 (Comcast) and 22 (Verizon). View all bidding rules and FAQs here.

Important Note:  Winning bidders must pick-up physical items at Stonehill College Shields Science Center on Sunday March 4, 2018, from 3pm to 8pm.  Only gift certificates and gift cards can be mailed to winners.

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Auction Sponsors

Above are a few of our platinum level business sponsors for this year's Charity Auction.  Links to all our sponsors will be posted in January.  Please support them by following the links to each sponsor's home page.

If you'd like to be a sponsor for the Lions Charity Auction, please contact Dale Kerester at auction@eastonlions.org or call us at 508-230-7071 and leave a message for more details.  We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Auction FAQ

We will be selling certain of the items (generally, the lower retail value items) during the online auction only.  Online bidding started February 18 and goes through the live auction at 4pm.  The rest of the items will be sold during the live televised auction at Stonehill College.

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