Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ford Mustang pace car sold for $300,000 at 2010 Barrett-Jackson auction to benefit JDRF.

New Ford Mustang will be first Ford to pace the Daytona 500 in 40 years

In a cross-series between RaceDriven.com and my second blog ThinkingBrian.com, it is once again time for car enthusiasts to dream and for some, go in search of that perfect dream car at the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Car auction. I have to say that I’m more interested in American muscle & classic cars like Chevrolet Corvette’s, Ford Mustangs, Chevy Camaros & Novas, Plymouth Hemi Cuda’s and more. But I just have to wonder, what will they sell for?

On Saturday night, the 2011 Ford Mustang that will pace the 2010 Daytona 500 was auctioned off charity at the 2010 Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

According to the press release that I received via email, Ford Motor Company unveiled the new one off 2011 Ford Mustang GT Glass Roof Coupe at the 2010 Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale earlier tonight. The winner of the auction will be able to watch their pace car pace the field for the 2010 Daytona 500 coming up next month (February 14th). The Mustang GT adorned in a unique paint design created specifically for the race. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to further research for a cure to type 1 diabetes.

In addition to the Daytona 500 paint scheme, the Mustang features a Ford Racing suspension, unique painted wheels and special interior treatment and is powered by a new-for 2011 5.0L V8 rated at 412 hp with 25 mpg highway.

I have to say that I like the look of this Mustang, but of course I prefer a black Mustang for myself. I can’t wait for the Daytona 500 next month, Tim McGraw will be performing and it will be the final Daytona 500 with the rear wing. Of course Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart will be favorites to win.

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