SPX Charity Mustang
Galpin Build to Be Auctioned in 2012
Larry Jewett - September 03, 2011 08:00 AM
Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) has been selected by SPX Corporation to create a special one-of-a-kind high-performance Ford Mustang that will be auctioned to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in January 2012.
Prior to traveling to Scottsdale, this unique and highly collectible example of GAS craftsmanship will debut to the public at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas, where it will be on display September 22-24, 2011. The car will make a number of appearances at car shows and events across the country, including SEMA 2011, leading up to its auction in Scottsdale this January.
GAS hand-fabricated an all-metal wide-body that stretches the vehicle nine inches wider than a stock Mustang. To complement the vehicle’s aggressive stance and design which was inspired by the Mustang BOSS 429, a Ford Racing supercharger boosts engine performance to more than 700HP. Forgiato 22x14 rear and 21x11 front three-piece GTR wheels were mated to 335/25-22 and 295/25-21 Pirelli tires to fit to the new body. Inside, custom red suede and black leather trim and upholstery with suede headliner were added to enhance the interior. The Mustang also features a Bassani Performance exhaust system, custom formulated PPG paint, a 1000-watt JL Audio system and many other unique items that make this Mustang one-of-a-kind.
All proceeds from the auction of this Mustang will go to support St. Jude, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases where no child is ever denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
“Cancer affects so many families across America and we’re very excited at the opportunity to utilize our talents to help raise money to fight this terrible disease,” said GAS President Beau Boeckmann. “We’re honored SPX chose us as the shop to build this vehicle. Once completed, this car has tremendous potential to raise a lot of money for an organization that benefits a great cause.”
The 2012 charity auction at Scottsdale will mark the third consecutive year that SPX has donated a car to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and as in years past, Barrett-Jackson plans to donate all its customary fees to St. Jude. Additionally, the car will once again sell at no reserve.