The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Gets Auctioned Off for Charity
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut in Detroit last week during press week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and the town has been buzzing about it ever since. The vehicle stole the show with its electric blue hue (not the official name of the Ford color) and the talk of it having a 5.2L V8 Supercharged engine, 700+ horsepower and the most powerful street-legal production Ford has ever made, is the topic of most auto show discussions. Yes, lots of buzz indeed.
Ford announced during press week, the very first production Shelby GT500—VIN number 001— will be auctioned off for charity at Barrett-Jackson’s 2019 auction on January 18th in Scottsdale, AZ. This is the same auction Toyota is using to auction off the first Mk. V Supra. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help researchers find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Great news hit the local news outlets once the vehicle was auctioned off. What was it? To no surprise, the Ford Shelby GT500 was auctioned off for $1.1 million. Who placed the winning bid? That would be the CEO and chairman of Barrett-Jackson himself, Craig Jackson.
I love it when brands and large companies give to those in need. This is a hot vehicle, and I’m so glad the money is going to a good cause. Well done, Ford!
Are you interested in visiting the Detroit Auto Show? The show is now open to the public and will run through Sunday, January 27. The show is open from 9a-10p daily except for the last day when it closes at 7p. The last admission is 1 hour before closing time. Tickets are $14/adults and $7 for children (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 65+). Children 6 and under are free with a parent or guardian. Tickets are available at the door or online. Be sure to visit Ford when you do! I hope to see you at the show!