Remember that deliciously-mean Ford Mustang that stars in the upcoming Need for Speed (the movie)? Well, Ford will soon auction it off at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction scheduled for April 12, and donate the proceeds to charity.
Setting the movie car apart from other Stangs is a custom-designed wide body sitting on unique Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels. The pony also features an enlarged lower grille with new air intakes, extended rocker panels, a twin-snorkel hood, and low-profile mirrors. The body is finished in silver paint with Kona Blue racing stripes and angel-eye fog lamps in the upper grille.
The Mustang was decidedly cast in a starring role in the movie, receiving screen time equal to many actors, according to Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. And it just so happens that the auction date for the tuned pony is just two days shy of a month after the movie’s premier on March 14, allowing just enough time for interest in the car to build.
The NFS Mustang, as we’ve come to call it, will be offered at no reserve, with proceeds benefitting the Henry Ford Health System — “a not-for-profit group founded by Henry Ford in 1915 to improve the health and well-being of a diverse community” by providing health insurance and health-care delivery, including acute-, specialty-, primary- and preventive-care services.
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While we haven’t seen the film (which will also mark the theatric debut of the all-new 2015 Mustang), it’s almost a given that the new owner of the NFS Stang will have one rare pony on his or her hands. Coincidentally, Ford also auctioned off the first production unit of the 2015 Stang earlier this year at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.