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First Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Heading to Auction

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/22/2014 Jason Udy

Following up its well-received reveal ahead of the Los Angeles auto show last month, the first Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will be sold at auction with all proceeds going to charity, the automaker has announced. The auction will be handled by Barrett-Jackson on January 17, 2015 and be broadcast on the Velocity channel.

All proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to fund type 1 diabetes research. The Shelby GT350 Mustang goes on sale in time for the original car’s 50th anniversary. That model was sold from 1965 through 1970.

The Shelby GT350 is powered by a 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 that revs past 8000 rpm and makes more than 500 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, according to the automaker. Other upgrades include wider 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in custom-designed Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, a standard Torsen limited-slip differential, large Brembo brakes with six piston calipers and 15.5-inch rotors up front, a wider and lower front end with aluminum fenders and hood, and improved aerodynamics.

Additionally, the first Shelby GT350 will be signed by team members involved in the making of the car. The winning bidder will be able to specify vehicle paint and stripe color as well as available packages including the optional Track package.

First Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Heading to Auction 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

As a supporter of JDRF since 1983, Ford also auctioned the first 2015 Ford Mustang GT coupe earlier this year, raising $300,000 for the charity. The first Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was also auctioned for charity.

Source: Ford


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