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First 2015 Ford Mustang goes to auction

The new Mustang GT fastback will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson in January

Published: December 24, 2013, 11:00 AM
Updated: June 7, 2015, 10:27 AM

The first 2015 Ford Mustang for retail sale will be auctioned without reserve at the annual Barrett-Jackson t auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on January18, 2014. 

All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research in the United States.

“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,” says Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. 

“We’re thrilled to be able to take advantage of Mustang’s popularity to help achieve the dream of ending juvenile diabetes.”

The winning bidder of Lot No. 3010 will be able to choose either a manual or automatic transmission as well as any interior, exterior and stripe color combination offered on the new Ford Mustang GT.

The team involved in Mustang design and development will sign the car in appreciation of the donation to JDRF, and the car is scheduled for delivery after production of the new model year begins.

“Ford Mustangs have always been among the most popular collector cars at Barrett-Jackson Collector Car events,” says Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “While every collector wishes they had snapped up the first Mustang sold in 1964, this is an opportunity to realize that dream in a different way.”

April 17, 2014 marks 50 years since Mustang’s introduction. Each 2015 model will celebrate that milestone with a badge showing the galloping pony logo and the words, “Mustang – Since 1964.”