The Gold Rush-themed Volvo EC200E excavator, inspired by the Discovery Channel hit series, will be auctioned off at the biggest Ritchie Bros. equipment auction of the year, with proceeds benefiting two worthy nonprofits.
The massive Ritchie Bros. auction, scheduled for Feb. 17 ¬– 22, will draw a wide audience of potential buyers for the Gold Rush excavator — a Volvo EC200E featuring a gold paint job, custom-molded gold track pads and a custom leather seat with embroidered autographs of the Gold Rush miner. Bidding will be available online and in person. Gold Rush miner Tony Beets is also expected at the auction. View the Ritchie Bros. Orlando auction info here.
The excavator winning bidder will be invited to join Gold Rush miners in the presentation of checks to the two nonprofits at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas in March. It will be the last stop of a North American tour of the Gold Rush excavator, which has visited Volvo CE dealerships and events in over 25 states and provinces since June.