Fans of Richard Petty will be excited to hear about this one. Richard Petty Motorsports will be auctioning off a Petty garage-built 2015 Mustang, complete with a special Petty Blue paint job, at the Mecum Dallas auction in September. Petty will even be at the auction himself to represent the car during the sale. All the proceeds from the car will directly benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).
“It’s important to me that we really support Paralyzed Veterans of America and those who fought for our freedom,” says Petty, a seven-time NASCAR champion. “We have specially built this Ford Mustang in my garage to take out to the Mecum Auction. It has all the performance upgrades you need including over 600 base horsepower and much more. The seats even match my cowboy boots! It’s truly a special piece and one that I hope to see raise a lot of money for the cause.”
Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of its members—veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. Richard Petty Motorsport and Richard Petty have long been supporters of the efforts of the Paralyzed Veterans to support the nation’s veterans following catastrophic injury.
“This is a tremendous gesture by Richard Petty to allow us to raise funds through Mecum Auctions,” says Al Kovach Jr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “The Petty family, including Richard Petty Motorsports and Petty’s Garage, are great supporters of our Paralyzed Veterans organization and the entire veteran community. We can’t wait for the auction, as we know it will truly make an impact on the lives of so many deserving disabled veterans and see the monies raised help those we serve. We’re grateful for their continued support, and the support of Mecum Auctions in making all of this happen.”
“We’re thrilled to be involved with two highly respected organizations—the Paralyzed Veterans of America and Richard Petty Motorsports—and to help with their shared cause,” comments Mecum Auctions’ President and Founder Dana Mecum. “The Mustang is a great addition to our Dallas lineup, and we’re excited to have ‘The King’ Richard Petty join us at one of our biggest auctions of the year.”
The 1,000-plus collector car auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators all four auction days, Sept. 16 through Sept. 19, with the Petty Mustang to be offered Saturday, Sept. 19. To register to bid or for more information on the Petty’s Garage Mustang and the Mecum Dallas auction, visit Mecum.com.
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