You're probably sitting in front of the TV right now watching Barrett-Jackson and anticipating more muscle and classics from other Scottsdale goings-on this week at Russo and Steele, RM, Bonhams, and more. If you are a Ford fan in particular, you will have something else to keep you entertained with two charity vehicles at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale.
At approximately 1 p.m. Scottsdale time on Saturday, Jan. 19, Ford will auction a one-of-a-kind GT500 to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra, this one-off Shelby Mustang began as a 662-horsepower 2013 GT500 but was transformed by a group known as the “Friends of Carroll" into a 850-horsepower-plus brawler with a Ford Racing supercharged V8. A Shelby American wide-body kit with a specially designed hood and Shelby Wilwood brakes with new 20 x 13-inch rear wheels (wrapped in massive 345-section high-performance tires) and 20 x 10-inch up front round out the package. Of course, it's painted traditional Cobra Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes.
In addition, Ford will also support the sale of the 2013 Get Your Heart Racing Ford Shelby GT500 that will cross the block at approximately 3 p.m. MT on Friday, Jan. 18, with proceeds being donated to the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute at Henry Ford Health System.
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