Operators feeling charitable can help the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association next week.
For the sixth consecutive year, ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, will auction off a premier vehicle during the NIADA Convention and Expo to benefit the NIADA Foundation.
This year's vehicle is a silver 2018 Honda Accord sedan with a mere 1,188 miles on the odometer. The vehicle will be on display in the Expo Hall during the Convention, which begins Monday at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Expo opens the next evening.
The auction will be held at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at the NIADA Dealer Lounge in the center of the Expo Hall.
ADESA will transport the vehicle free for the winning bidder to any location in the continental U.S.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the NIADA Foundation, which coordinates the association's commitment to charitable giving as well as awarding scholarships to deserving college-bound students across the nation and providing training and educational opportunities to automobile dealers and the general public.
Past foundation activities include raising more than $180,000 to assist members of the automotive community affected by last year's hurricanes, as well as additional disaster relief efforts, making significant donations to charities nationwide, providing matching funds for local charitable projects and funding endowments for university scholarships.
During the past five years, officials tabulated that ADESA-sponsored auctions at the NIADA Convention have raised a total of $125,200 for the NIADA Foundation. During last year's event, a 2016 Nissan Frontier SV pickup sold for $28,000.
More details about this year's NIADA events can be found here.