Dallas-Ft. Worth Ford dealer and Car Pro Show Premier Sponsor, Sam Pack, a serious car collector, bid $300,000 recently at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale to buy the first 2015 Mustang GT when it goes on sale this fall.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit JDRF, a Ford charity and leading diabetes research organization.
Mr. Pack’s 2015 Mustang GT will be placed in his museum in Farmers Branch, TX. He will be able to specify the color and options when Ford begins building the cars later this year, and has indicated he will likely go with red.
Ford raised a total of more than $3.5 million with its charity vehicle sales, including a custom 1956 Ford F-100 inspired by a Shelby GT500 that sold for $450,000.
“The response to the all-new Mustang GT on the auction block was remarkable,” said Raj Nair, group vice president for global product development at Ford Motor Co. “People were drawn to the opportunity to own this historic car, while also knowing the funds would benefit JDRF.”