This past weekend, Ford sold the first retail 2015 Mustang GT at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale to car collector and North Texas Ford dealer Sam Pack for a sum of $300,000. The car will be delivered to Pack this fall before it is released to the general public. Ford is using the proceeds from the sale to contribute once more to JDRF, a nonprofit organization that conducts worldwide diabetes research. The automaker has contributed $3.5 million from charity vehicle sales alone as part of its partnership with JDRF, which started in 1983.
Pack will be presented with options to customize his 2015 Ford Mustang GT, all in the spirit of the pony car’s “designed to be designed by you” philosophy. The manual and automatic transmissions are both available. An array of colors are also available for the exterior and interior, including different body decals and racing stripes, allowing Pack to create a custom look. The Mustang development team will also sign the car, truly making it a one-of-a-kind vehicle.
“The response to the all-new Mustang GT on the auction block was remarkable. People were drawn to the opportunity to own this historic car, while also knowing the funds would benefit JDRF. We’re pleased to continue this collaboration in the fight to cure type 1 diabetes,” said Raj Nair, group vice president for global product development at Ford Motor Company.
The 2015 Mustang GT was not the only Ford pony vehicle up for auction in Scottsdale. A custom Shelby GT500-themed Ford F-100 pickup truck was also on the Barrett-Jackson auction block, fetching $450,000. The new owner of the truck is Gordie Broda of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. The truck was part of the Wheels of Dreams Project, which is working to raise funds for the construction of a new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.