Chevrolet recently auctioned off the first commercially available Volt extended range electric vehicle, with the proceeds going to benefit the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The vehicle, serial number 002 (since serial number 001 went to GM's own collection), was as loaded as you can get a Volt and would have carried a sticker price just north of $44,000. When the auction ended, however, the winning bidder had generously agreed to pay $225,000 for the car.
The money goes to a worthwhile charity, but the car may prove to be a worthwhile investment. The Volt is a game-changing automobile, and owning the very first one will be worth even more money somewhere down the line.