As is customary in launching new versions of popular vehicles, Ford will sell the first retail unit of the all-new 2015 Mustang at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 18, 2014. The new pony will be offered at no reserve, and all proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) type 1 diabetes research programs.
The winner of Lot No. 3010 will receive a 2015 Mustang GT (with the improved 5.0 liter V8 engine) coupled with either a manual or automatic transmission as well as any interior, exterior and stripe color combination offered on the new pony, thereby continuing with the “car designed to be designed by you” theme introduced by the Mustang 50 years ago. Additionally, the team involved in the design and development of the sixth-generation Stang will sign the car in appreciation of the donation to JDRF. Delivery will take place after production of the new sixth-gen Mustang begins in 2014 at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.
Notably, Ford has been a supporter of JDRF since 1983, and The Blue Oval’s charitable vehicles at Barrett-Jackson events have raised over $3 million for the organization’s efforts.
Those attending the sale will also be able to experience Ford ride-and-drives as well as hot laps at WestWorld. The ride-and-drive will feature Ford’s elite stable of 2014 vehicles, while the hot lap experience will include the (fifth-gen) 2014 Mustang Shelby GT500, Focus ST, and Fiesta ST. Additionally, the totally sick-looking “Need For Speed” Mustang will be on display at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction ahead of the film’s theatric debut on March 14, 2014. The Ford-designed and created car features many aftermarket tunes, including a custom-designed wide body, unique 22-inch alloy wheels, and larger air intakes to feed the supercharged V8 engine under its classic twin-nostril hood.
So, who wants to go halfsies in bidding for Lot No. 3010 at B-J Scottsdale come January?