Sold for $300,000

2015 Mustang sale aids juvenile diabetes research

Eric Kaminsky - January 27, 2014 09:15 AM

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The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation got a boost on Saturday, January 18, as the first 2015 Ford Mustang GT was auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona, event.

When the hammer fell, the final bid was $300,000, offered by car collector and North Texas Ford dealer Sam Park. Shown to bidders was a pre-production model. Park will be able to select the vehicle’s color and options when manufacturing begins later this year. This purchase helped Ford Motor Company increase its charity vehicle sales to more than $3.5 million for JDRF, the leading diabetes research organization and a Ford partner since 1983.

The Mustang design and development team will also autograph the car when it comes off the line, in appreciation of the donation to JDRF.

The new Mustang will be offered with a choice of either a V-6, turbocharged four, or like the GT sold in Scottsdale, with a V-8 with approximately 420 horsepower and 396 lbs-ft of torque. 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Mustang.