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Snakebit sells for $450K US for Saskatchewan’s children’s hospital

Snakebit sells for $450K US at Barrett Jackson to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.
Snakebit sells for $450K US at Barrett Jackson to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Rock royalty took to the stage in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday evening to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon native Shannon Tweed and her husband, KISS bassist Gene Simmons, were at the Barrett Jackson auction to help sell Snakebit, a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck that was merged with a Shelby Mustang and a 5.4-litre V8 engine.

It was sold for $450,000 US.

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All money from the sale will go to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, which is raising money to build a new children’s hospital in Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan is one of two provinces in Canada that doesn’t have a children’s hospital, the other being Prince Edward Island.

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This is the first time Barrett Jackson has auctioned a vehicle for a Canadian charity.