2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype Goes For $200,000 At Barrett-Jackson

One of the more memorable vehicles to cross the auction block at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale was the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet prototype. Auctioning off the unique competition-ready vehicle at no reserve, Ford Motor Company ended up selling the ‘Stang a whopping $200,000 — with proceeds benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which assists those living with this unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

Following a bout of spirited bidding, the NHRA-legal Cobra Jet was purchased by an anonymous bidder — becoming an honorary member of Team Mustang with full backstage passes to the Ford Product Development Center, Ford Design Studios and Ford Racing.

For the uninitiated, the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet features:

  • 5.0-liter supercharged V8 mated to a T4 racing transmission
  • Optional traction “wheelie” bar
  • 8.50 ET certified chrome-moly safety cage
  • Exclusive Cobra Jet-branded Weld wheels
  • Three-link rear suspension
  • Lightweight racing brakes
  • 9-inch rear axle
  • Custom Cobra-branded Recaro seats

Serving as a prototype model for the purpose-built factory race car, the Cobra Jet is finished in a fiery orange satin hue with dark gray reflective striped, and carries a unique serial number of #2014 BJMS CJXX1. The Stang also bears a distinctive license plate with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s logo. The winning bidder also received the following items with their purchase of the Cobra Jet:

  • Training at Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School in Sophia, N.C.
  • Their experience captured for a future Mustang book and documentary
  • Video of the vehicle build, testing and the action from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Notably, the winning bidder also made an important contribution in the fight against MS.

“We cannot be more grateful to the entire team at Ford Motor Company for their tireless work for our cause,” said Elana Sullivan, president of the Michigan Chapter of the National MS Society. “Because of the incredible outcome of this auction, we will be able to move even closer to creating a world free of MS.”

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