Mustang GT500 Auction for Charity

Nolen Cooper, Reporter

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Recently a 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 sold for $1.1 million dollars to Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, in an auction that was held to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 

“That price isn’t worth it, but because it’s going to charity I understand why it was so high,” senior Robby Manor said. 

The Mustang was VIN 001, meaning it was the first of the 2020 lineup to be built and sold. The production car will debut at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona later this month.

“If I could donate $1 million to charity I would too,” senior Ian Couch said.

The Mustang’s is painted in the historic color Candy Apple Green, matching that of the 1968 GT500 “Green Hornet” that Jackson also owns. Candy Apple Green is not sold in production; when Jackson won the Auction, he was told he could order any color he wanted so he chose the famous green. 

Jackson said this GT500 will take the stage next to his 68’ “Green Hornet” as well as his 1967 GT500 called “Little Red” according to  CNET.com