The first retail unit of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback went under the hammer at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale the past weekend where it was sold for a hefty $300,000 ($221,320).
Ford donated the proceeds to JDRF, the leading diabetes research organization in the U.S., with JDRF now totaling donations of more than $3.5 million from Ford’s charity car vehicle sales.
The winning bidder was Sam Pack, a car collector and North Texas Ford dealer, who will customize the car with available 2015 Mustang GT options. Pack will choose either a manual or automatic transmission, as well as any interior and exterior color combination offered on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Furthermore, the car will be signed by the team involved in Mustang design and development.
Powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine producing more than 420 hp and 390 lb-ft (528 Nm) of torque, the 2015 Mustang GT features all-new front and rear independent suspension systems promising to offer more precise steering control and enhanced ride comfort. The model is also equipped with launch control.
During the same auction, the Shelby GT500-inspired 1956 Ford F-100 “Snakebit” pickup truck fetched $450,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan in Canada. The customized truck is powered by a 550hp 5.4-liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The F-100 was bought by Gordie Broda of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.
By Dan Mihalascu