The first retail production Shelby GT350R Mustang sold for an even $1-million (U.S.) at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend.
All proceeds from the sale – plus an additional $150,000 in donations – will go to the charity JDRF, the leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes research.
The new Shelby GT350R Mustang, said to be the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever built, made its world debut last week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Production will begin later this year and the winning bidder will be able to option Shelby GT350R VIN#001 with any available colours and packages. The vehicle displayed at the auction was a prototype.
Team members involved in the design and development of the Shelby GT350R will sign the car.
The original Shelby GT350 Competition model was developed for road-racing by Carroll Shelby in 1965. The new GT350R has been designed and engineered in the same spirit, with innovations in aerodynamics, chassis engineering and light-weighting.
Ford has supported JDRF with similar donations for more than 30 years.