Pamela Anderson, 2000 Dodge Viper

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Pamela Anderson has let her beloved car go to the dogs. Or, in this particular case, the reptiles.

The Pam: Girl on the Loose star's 2000 Dodge Viper was auctioned off in Las Vegas last weekend for $65,000 to benefit her—pardon the pun—pet cause, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

A PETA spokesman said that Anderson's contribution will be used to raise awareness about the cruel methods used to skin reptiles for shoes, belts, bags and other fashionable accessories.

"I just realized I have too many things," Anderson exclusively told E! News when asked why she decided to part with her favorite ride.

"I’ve had [my car] since my VIP days and barely drive it...and it would go to much better use if PETA would benefit, so, in the spirit of giving everything away...and helping others."

Among her Viper's amenities were a "soft-top convertible roof, front spoiler, racing pinstriping and a luxurious leather interior."

According to Kelley Blue Book, the current resale value of a 2000 RT/10 Roadster similar to Anderson's (although probably not as tricked out as hers) is about $41,635.

The former Baywatch babe, who along with her two children has reportedly reshacked up with ex-hubby Tommy Lee, also held an estate sale in May, divesting herself of clothes, jewelry, artwork and an electric car and her Malibu home of roomfuls of furniture.

Proceeds from that sale also went to PETA, according to Anderson.

"While I’m almost finished building my new home in an ecofriendly development back home in Canada, Vancouver Island, I’m between houses and just realized I don’t need all these things," she told E!

"I’m very happy with my kids, traveling and camping out with family and friends. It’s very freeing and exciting. It just feels good!”

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