Ford has announced that it will be selling the first production example of the Mustang GT (2024) at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction, which will take place on January 28 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The proceeds from the sale of the Mustang GT will be donated to the organization JDRF, which deals with research and the fight against type 1 diabetes.
Supporting Charitable Causes“Ford has a long tradition of supporting charities through the Barrett-Jackson auction, and we’re proud to offer the all-new Mustang GT to support worthy causes like juvenile diabetes research,” Mustang Marketing Manager, Jim Owens, commented. “This seventh generation is our most powerful Mustang GT yet, and the winning bidder will not only support a good cause but become the owner of the first Mustang GT”. This will be the third generation VIN 001 Mustang that will be sold for humanitarian purposes, which is already becoming a tradition for Ford. In the past, Ford has also sold the first production Mustang Shelby GT500, Mustang Mach 1, and Mustang Bullitt at Barrett-Jackson auctions.
Customizable Options for the Winning Bidder
The winning bidder will be given the opportunity to choose from any standard Mustang GT option. These include manual or automatic transmission, 11 available exterior colors, 18- to 20-inch wheels, and Brembo brakes in three colors (black, red, and blue).
Powerful and Advanced Engineering
The Mustang GT (2024) is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, which develops up to 486 hp and 563 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful factory Mustang GT in history. A 6-speed manual transmission is still available as an alternative to the 10-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The inside of the seventh-generation Mustang is entirely different from the sixth-gen. The pair of metallic spokes on the old car's bottom no longer provide the steering wheel with any vintage clues. A digital instrument panel with many display options is present.
It and the infotainment screen have a same bezel. The HVAC vents are now forced to be lower and rectangular rather than circular due to the alteration. Deliveries of the Mustang GT (2024) will begin in the summer after the VIN 001 Mustang GT (2024) finds its owner through the Barrett-Jackson auction.
The winning bidder will not only own a piece of Mustang history but also support a worthy cause by purchasing the car at the auction.