Menu
Lifestyle

Wiggles Big Red Car fetches $35,700 at auction

The Big Red Car sold for $37,500.
The Big Red Car sold for $37,500. Dominic Loneragan

THERE'S no word yet on the Australian buyer, but the Wiggles' Big Red Car has found a new home 

After 10 days and 61 bids, the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet sold for $35,700 - all of which VW donated to charity SIDS and Kids.

Early estimates forecast the car could raise more than $40,000. 

Anke Koeckler, Volkswagen Group Australia managing director said: "We are very pleased with the amount raised by the Volkswagen Big Red Car auction. The $35,700 will all go to SIDS and Kids to be used in the development of an Android version of the Safe Sleeping Education app and the conversion of the app into additional languages."

It wasn't the same Big Red Car used during stage shows or their feature-length movie, but the vehicle used by the Wiggles when touring.

Anthony Field, the Blue Wiggle, is excited for the adventures ahead for the Volkswagen Big Red Car.

"It's a time of new beginnings for all of us. Greg, Murray, Jeff and I have shared many happy times in the Volkswagen Big Red Car and we're really pleased to see it will continue life in a safe pair of hands and in its rightful home, Australia.  

"Raising funds for SIDS and Kids, a charity that's particularly close to our hearts is the icing on the cake!"

The Wiggles&squot; Big Red Car was sold at auction.
The Wiggles&squot; Big Red Car was sold at auction.

Topics:  cars news motoring wiggles



Learner driver charged after car crashed into house

EMERGENCY SERVICES: Generic Police file photo.

The 36-year-old will appear in court this morning

Major change to new council admin building

NOT SELLING: Ipswich City Council no longer intends to sell its new administration building as soon as construction is finished.

Councillors debate lease agreement for hours

Local Partners

I didn’t spend money for a year

CAIT Flanders knew she reckless with her money, so she resolved to make a huge change — don’t buy anything for a year.

How do I stop my daughter from one day doing drugs?

How do you protect your children from experimenting with drugs?

How can parents ensure their own children do not go crazy on drugs?

Coast residents win back $700,000 after bad deal complaints

The most complained about industries on the Sunshine Coast

Parents boycott after school exposes girl's toilets to public

The new layout means prepubescent girls will be forced to go to the toilet in front of a CCTV camera and a classroom door.

School wants girls to go to the toilet in a hallway

'Alarming' excuses drivers use to speed in school zones

FILE PHOTO: Drivers speed through Coast school zones.

The excuses drivers are using to speed in Coast school zones.

Beauty blogger slammed for ‘sexualising’ child with makeup

Sexualising a child with makeup won't make you internet popular

premium_icon Sun’s out, bums out, like it or not

A cheeky new swimwear trend is taking over our beaches and it's all about the booty as Holly Fraser and Ella van Seters prove  at Burleigh Heads. Picture:  Adam Head

It's the cheeky new bikini trend slowly taking over Qld beaches