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2014 Barrett-Jackson: 2015 Mustang auctioned for $300,000

Ford announced that it will sell the first production 2015 Mustang at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction as all of you may know already. As a result, the pony car a.k.a. the 2015 Ford Mustang GT fetched an impressive $300,000 and as expected all these money will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fundation.

According to Ford, the person who bought the 2015 Mustang at the Barrett-Jackson auction will be given the option to choose a fastback with manual or automatic transmission, and any interior, exterior and stripe color combination offered by the company on the new Mustang. This sounds fair enough as with $300,000 you could buy around 10 Mustangs.

The model auctioned is a Mustang GT, which means it is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates more than 420 hp and 396 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, the 2015 Mustang comes with a new front and rear suspension system that stiffens the structure while reducing the mass.

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Ford to sell first 2015 Mustang at a Barrett-Jackson auction

Ford Motor Co. will sell the first retail unit of the new Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s event in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 18, 2014. The proceeds of the auction will go to JDRF, a leading global organization in the United States that funds type 1 diabetes research. In its 50 years of existence, the Ford Mustang has become a symbol of freedom for millions of people globally, thus it is only fitting that Ford will auction off a new Mustang to aid a move to free people who have diabetes.

“We’re kicking off the next 50 years of Mustang in style with a 2015 model featuring a sleek all-new design, world-class performance and innovative technologies,” remarked Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. He said that they are “thrilled” to take advantage of Mustang’s popularity to help “achieve the dream of ending juvenile diabetes.”

Since its launch in April 1964, Mustang has been “the car designed to be designed by you,” thanks to its wide variety of powertrains, colors, body styles and other options. The 2015 Mustang continues that formula by offering three engine options and new technology features.

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First 2013 SRT Viper fetches $300,000 at Barrett-Jackson Auction

The first 2013 SRT Viper was sold via an auction that benefits the Austin Hatcher Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The winning bid was for $300,000. The bidding process began last April. The unit shown on the stage of Barrett-Jackson’s auction in Orange County, California, was not the actual first “saleable” SRT Viper.

Rather, it was a late-stage prototype that accurately shows what the recipient’s vehicle will be. The winning bidder also gets an SRT Track experience. According to Beth Paretta, SRT’s marketing manager, she was excited upon first meeting Jim Osborn, the co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

She also expressed delight at re-introducing the iconic supercar back into the American Le Mans Series. Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson said that the first new car he bought was a 1997 Viper while his second was a 2003 Viper.

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First 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition auctioned for $600,000

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction sold the first 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition for $600,000. This is regarded to be the fastest and most capable convertible ever in Corvette’s history. Set to arrive at U.S. Chevrolet dealers this summer, the Corvette 427 Convertible combines some elements of the Z06 and ZR1 models. What was sold in the auction is the one that had the Vehicle Identification Number ending in 001.

It is powered by the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06 that has an output of 505hp (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm). It is the most powerful engine ever used in a production Corvette convertible.

Just like the Z06, the 427 Convertible only comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The early 427-powered Corvettes, especially the convertibles, from 1966 to 1969 are a few of the most desired and collectable Corvettes ever made.

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The 41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction scheduled on January 15-22, 2012 will include three cars from the personal collection of rock legend Bret Michaels. Craig Jackson, chairman and chief executive of Barrett-Jackson, remarked that in 2011, the auction saw Michaels selling off his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS. He added that Barrett-Jackson is honored to stage the auction to sell three more pieces of Michael’s personal collection.

Prior to the actual auction, Michaels will have a stage performance at the private Barrett-Jackson Opening Gala, which is exclusive to invited friends, family and VIPs. However, some locals could win tickets to the gala through local radio stations, facebook.com/Barrett-Jackson and Barrett-Jackson's Twitter feed @barrett-jackson. In 2011, Michaels' 1969 Camaro fetched $220,000 during primetime auction hours.

For this year, Michaels is consigning his 2004 Bentley Continental GT, 2004 Lincoln Navigator and 2011 Ford Explorer. His 2004 Bentley Continental GT (Lot #705.4, VIN SCBCR63W24C021428) is wrapped in Moonbeam Silver and powered by a 6.0 Liter twin turbo W12 engine. It features GPS navigation and premium package. Michaels’ 2004 Lincoln Navigator (Lot #705.5, VIN 5LMFU28R24LJ31439), meanwhile, has been featured on his hit "Rock of Love" VH1 show and is powered by a 5.4 liter V8 engine. It features leather interior and a DVD player.

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SPX Corporation has chosen Galpin Auto Sports to create a unique top-performing Ford Mustang that will be auctioned in January 2012 at the Barrett‐Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. But before going to Scottsdale, it was unveiled to the public on September 22 in Las Vegas. The car made several appearances at auto shows and events throughout the country, such as in SEMA 2011. GAS fabricated an all‐metal wide‐body that extends the width of the vehicle by nine inches more than a stock Mustang.

Its engine performance is increased to over 700hp by a Ford Racing supercharger. This complements the aggressive design and stance of this vehicle, which clearly takes inspiration from the Mustang BOSS 429. It also features Forgiato 22x14 rear and 21x11 front three‐piece GTR wheels that were covered by 335/25/22 and 295/25/21 Pirelli tires.

Its interior was enhanced by custom red suede and black leather trim and upholstery with suede headliner. In addition, the Mustang comes with a Bassani Performance exhaust system, a 1000‐watt JL Audio system, a custom formulated PPG paint, and several other unique features.

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GM announced that at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas on Saturday evening the first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was sold for an impressive $250,000. According to the manufacturer, the car was offered by Fairway Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Las Vegas, with 100 percent of the auction proceeds benefitting the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

Now here’s the surprise: the car was bought by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group. Mr. Hendrick will take the delivery of his new Camaro in the first quarter of 2012.

Still, don’t think that the car is an ordinary Camaro ZL1 because it’s not! GM says that the car Hendrick just bought features a Carbon Flash Metallic exterior and will be the only model to feature this color. It will be the 69th ZL1 produced at the Oshawa Assembly Plant, in tribute of the legendary 1969 Camaro ZL1, of which only 69 were produced.

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The first example of GM’s LSX454R crate engine is set to be auctioned on Jan. 21 at Barrett-Jackson for charity, with all its proceeds to be donated to the American Heart Association. The 620hp that’s delivered by the LSX454 is very impressive but the LSX454R offers quite a bit more with an output of 750hp.

Last month, GM Performance Parts rated the engine at 720-plus-horsepower and 720-plus-pound-feet of torque, but with the 7.4-liter about to hit the auction block, the figures have been officially revised to 750hp and 680 pound-feet of torque.

Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration manager for GM Performance Parts, said that GM Performance Parts is “thrilled” with the chance to leverage its high-performance engine to help prevent heart disease and stroke.

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In last Friday’s auction, General Motors Co. was able to sell the second 2011 Camaro Convertible made for consumer sale at the Barrett-Jackson Car Collector Auction for $205,500. This was quite a high price to be paid for a car that has yet to be seen. What GM brought to Las Vegas was the Camaro Convertible Concept.

GM is still keeping the actual 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible under wraps before the official unveiling. The first Camaro Convertible produced for consumer sale will be used by GM “for historical purposes.”

The amount raised at the auction for this model will be given to the YMCA of Southern Nevada, an organization which seeks to “promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility.” Camaro enthusiasts had an eyeful at the auction as there were many models displayed.

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Chevrolet will be auctioning the second 2011 Camaro Convertible built for consumer sale at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on Sept. 24, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Those who are participating should be warned though that since the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible has yet to be released, the winning bidder won’t see the car before he has to pay for it.

It is rumored that the car will be released in March 2011 and there has been no date set yet on when the vehicle will be officially introduced. At the auction block in Las Vegas, what will be shown to the bidders is a Camaro Convertible Concept, the one on which the production version is based.

However, it’s likely that since it is a Camaro convertible, it will be worth the bid. The proceeds from the bid will be given to the YMCA of Southern Nevada, an organization which aims to “promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility.”

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