Carmelo Anthony selling Baltimore-themed car in Denver: Readying for big move? (PHOTOS)

One clue that Carmelo Anthony might actually stay in Denver: He hasn't reduced the price of the house he's selling. But heis lightening his load, by selling a cherry '71 Chevelle on eBay to benefit his charity, just as bride LaLa Vazquez did last year with a pink SUV. Look below to see listing info and photos showing off the ride, which salutes the Baltimore Orioles -- one of the few teams that isn't trying to sign him up.

Listing info from eBay. At this writing, the auction has attracted four bids, with the current price holding at $16,300.

Charity Auction Benefiting


The Motorsports Gallery is proud to put up for auction on behalf of the THE CARMELO ANTHONY FOUNDATION, his beautiful fully custom 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle.

It is a small block 350 with Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmission, Cowl Induction Hood and Front Disc Brakes.

All proceeds from this auction will go directly to The Carmelo Anthony Foundation; this will be a tax deductible donation.

The winning bidder will also receive an autographed jersey from Carmelo Anthony.

This car was fully prepared for Carmelo Anthony as a tribute to his hometown of Baltimore, MD

Painted in the Baltimore Orioles colors with logos, the paint job is hard to describe but is absolutely beautiful. The stripes are almost an alligator skin pattern for lack of a better description.

The wheels were custom made and painted for this project and match the car.

The roof of the car is in a leather look vinyl with stripes in vinyl to match the paint. The stripes on the roof are showing some signs of age with cracking but do not take away from the overall look and feel of the car.

The trunk enclosure has been painted to match the rest of the car, hand formed from fiberglass to give a very smooth look and flow with the rest of the car.

The interior is Black with Orange stitching and a custom Rockford Fosgate Stereo with Carmelo's Initials.

Being a car that was originally done 8 years ago it does show some flaws in the paint. There are a couple of chips on the hood and on the drivers side fender, but they do not deter from the look and feel you get from this custom hot rod.

This car has been recently been gone through by The Motorsports Gallery and runs and drives excellent.

The Motorsports Gallery goes through thousands of cars a year new and old and I can tell you we have not come across any hot rod that has the look and feel of this car. Add to that, that it belongs to one of the NBA greats Carmelo Anthony and add to that we are selling it to raise money for a wonderful charity. The Motorsports Gallery has personally seen what the charity brings to young people and we can tell you that it is truly a joy to work with this foundation and that the money is going to the right place.

The Carmelo Anthony Foundation

Is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of those living in underserved communities by providing programs and services in 3 key focus areas -- education, recreation & family/community enrichment. Each program concentrates on empowering and inspiring every person to "Be More" than their circumstances dictate.

The Motorsports Gallery:

We will be honored to help you find any vehicle that you are looking for, from the one that is in this listing to the another car of your dreams, to your daily driver we are committed to your satisfaction. Selling a car? The Motorsports Gallery is always looking for new inventory and always has customers looking for cars. Give us a call at 303-292-0235 with any questions.

We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. The following terms of sale apply to all of our auctions.

Payment Terms:

The successful high bidder will submit a $500 non-refundable deposit within 2 business days of the close of the auction to secure the vehicle. Buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 5 days of the close of the auction. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle.

Payment Methods:

Cash (in person), certified check, bank transfers, or 3rd-party financing.

Fees and Taxes:

All buyers will pay a $299.00 Dealer Fee. The Dealer fee applies to all retail sales regardless of the buyers State of Residence. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Please note unless otherwise stated assume all vehicles come with only one key and no manuals. Please ask your sales representative to verify for extra keys or manuals. Why Private Auctions? Due to an increasing number of scams on eBay we will no longer be displaying the high bidders and bid history on our auction listings. These scams include false second chance offers, false offers to purchase the vehicle during auctions, and offers to purchase similar items to which we are selling. This is done for your safety and we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

Shipping: The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. We will assist the buyer with finding a shipping company -- call us at 303-292-0235 for more information. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after leaving our premises. If the vehicle is going to be shipped, full payment must be received before the vehicle is delivered to the shipping company.

Buyer's Inspection: Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you. The Motorsports Gallery has tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction. Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical scratches and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail. The Motorsports Gallery welcomes and recommends a buyer's inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.

Warranty: Unless otherwise stated in the vehicle description, this vehicle is being sold "as is." No representations or warranties are made by seller, nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids. Manufacturer's warranties may still apply. Extended warranties may be available; please contact us for details.

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