Almost 50 years ago, Ford unveiled the first ever Shelby GT350 Mustang, and it soon became an icon to car enthusiasts everywhere. Now, the automaker is reintroducing the vehicle to its lineup for 2015, and plans to hold a 2015 Shelby GT350 auction to benefit JDRF, an organization dedicated to researching a cure for type 1 diabetes.
The first production 2015 Shelby GT350 will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 17th–10 years to the day since the release of the original. The winner of the auction will be able to pick whichever color and packages he or she would like for the new car, and will be the lucky owner of a piece of automotive history.
Steve Ling, North American car marketing manager for Ford, commented, “The all-new Shelby GT350 is a thrilling, world-class car. From the all-new independent suspension–a first for a Shelby, to the powerful engine and superb brakes, this car is simply amazing. Just as the Shelby GT350 did in 1965, we expect this new-generation pony car to demonstrate Ford Motor Company continues to lead the world in innovation and performance.”
If you fancy your chances at winning this auction (and have a few spare million dollars lying around), head to Scottsdale for the auction in January. Just make sure to stop by Packey Webb Ford with your new muscle car so we can drool over it in person!