Ewan McGregor Auctioning Guzzi

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Ewan McGregor is auctioning off his Moto Guzzi California Vintage for the charity Unicef. Bidding for the bike started Nov. 27 on eBay UK (www.ebay.co.uk).

The 2006 model with 900 miles on the odometer features a 1064cc air-cooled V-twin engine producing 55hp. Opening at 99p ($1.50), the price shot to £20,100 ($30,588) after 24 hours and 30 bids.

“It’s the first of its kind in this color and one of my favorite bikes,” McGregor says. He says he picked it up from the Moto Guzzi factory in Mandello del Lario, Italy, and rode it back to London.

Bidding for the bike will end Dec. 7. Unicef raises money for projects helping children around the world. The money raised from this auction will go to the Children’s Emergency Fund. McGregor previously raised money for Unicef through his cycling trips Long Way Around and Long Way Down.

McGregor picking up his 2006 California Vintage from the Moto Guzzi factory.

McGregor picking up his 2006 California Vintage from the Moto Guzzi factory.

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