First New Ford Mustang sold at auction
Posted on 27 Jan 2014
A lucky bidder has got their hands on the all new Ford Mustang after frantic bidding at the Arizona based auction house Barrett-Jackson.
Car dealer Sam Pack from Texas bid $300,000 to be the first to own a 2015 edition. The GT model is powered by a 5.0 litre v-8 engine capable of more than 420 brake horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Finished in deep blue, the interior will be tailored to the owner’s specification and the choice of automatic or manual transmission. The winning bid will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leading type 1 diabetes organisation in the United States.
Ford Vice Group President Raj Nair said “The response to the all-new Mustang GT on the auction block was remarkable”, adding “People were drawn to the opportunity to own this historic car”. The 2015 Ford Mustang has some way to go to be match the most expensive Mustang ever sold – that honour goes to a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake fastback that went for $1.3m last May.
With over the 40 years of history the Mustang has only previously been available in the UK in left hand drive. But this will change in 2015 when the right hand drive version hits our shores. The thumping 5.0l V8 option will produce over 420bhp with a more economical 2.3l engine producing a still impressive304bhp.
Jennings Motor Group will keep you up to date with the UK launch date of the Ford Mustang in the coming months.comments powered by