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The First 2020 Mustang Shelby Just Sold For $1.1M
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and certainly stunned audiences. And now, the Blue Oval has auctioned off the first production example and donated the profits to charity. The auction took place at Barrett-Jackson’s annual event in Scottsdale, Arizona where the final bid came in at $1.1 million. The bidder? Barrett-Jackson’s own chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson. And who better to facilitate the bidding than Edsel Ford II and Aaron Shelby, the grandson of Carroll Shelby.
The proceeds will benefit JDRF, a diabetes research foundation that helps fund continued research to cure the disease. Ford has worked with the foundation for decades and has donated $70 million over the past 35 years.
The specs we know you want:
- 5.2-liter supercharged V-8
- 2.65-liter Eaton blower
- 12 psi
- Over 700 horsepower
- 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
- Quarter mile time of under 11 seconds
- 0-60 mph in the mid 3.0-second range
Congratulations to Craig Jackson for snagging the first example of this legendary muscle car and contributing to diabetes research. And to those interested in getting one for themselves, the car goes on sale this fall. Details to follow. Enjoy.
Source: Motor Authority