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Last 50th Anniversary Mustang goes to charity auction

Top bidder will also be VIP at last NASCAR race where No. 1964 performs pace car duties

Published: August 5, 2014, 11:00 AM

2015 Ford Mustang

Ford is making 1,964 units of the 50 Year Limited Edition 2015 Mustang and the last one off the line — No. 1964, to commemorate the first year of the original pony car — will be autographed by Ford executives and go under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 at the end of September.

All proceeds go to Get Your Heart Racing, an annual fundraising event to support the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute. The two-day event takes place at Eastern Market in Detroit Sept. 12 and 13, 2014, launching with a Pit Party at which the Mustang will be unveiled.

The top bidder will also receive a VIP package to NASCAR’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway — the final race of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series on Nov. 16 — where No. 1964 will lead the field to the green flag.

Based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT, the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang will provide its owner with track-ready performance, thanks to a performance package  that includes massive six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels with Y-rated Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires. Power is supplied by the 5.0-litre V8 putting out in excess of 420 hp and 390 lb.ft. of torque.

Each limited-edition car features a plaque on the instrument panel engraved with a serial number and the signature of Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford.

The Get Your Heart Racing program is the top fundraiser at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital, and earlier in the year auctioned off the 2013 Mustang from the Need For Speed movie for $300,000.