Whether you are ready to bid on a special vehicle or not, you have to appreciate those machines that cross the auction block to the benefit of charities. At this year’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas, two modern Mustangs will go under the hammer to help the American Heart Association and the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.
Those who bid on these vehicles can be confident they are helping worthy charities that have a tremendous impact on many people in need. — Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson
As part of Barrett-Jackson’s Driven Hearts program, a 2015 Shelby GT350 — which is one of 137 built in that model year — will cross the block at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday September 29. One hundred percent of this 50th Anniversary model’s hammer price will go to the American Heart Association.
“Bringing the collector car community together to support those in need and help numerous charitable causes has been at the heart of Barrett-Jackson for over 47 years,” Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, said. “A year ago the collector car community rallied with us to help raise $1.64 million for charity, including $1 million for Las Vegas first responders. We are excited this year to bring our yearlong Driven Hearts charity campaign in a variety of ways to Las Vegas in our continued drive to help raise much-needed funds and awareness for the American Heart Association. We also want to thank the Vegas Golden Knights and all the people and organizations coming together to support our auction, which will help make a difference in the lives of countless people through these great charities.”
There is good reason to be thankful to the instantly successful hockey team, as it signed off on a team wrap for a 2018 Mustang GT Premium coupe. Along with the car, some of the team’s players will be on hand for the sale and an autograph session. All of the proceeds from this ‘Vegas Born’ stallion will benefit the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.
“We were incredibly overwhelmed by the response in Las Vegas last year, and helping raise $1 million for first responders in the wake of such a terrible tragedy proved ‘Vegas Strong’ wasn’t just a slogan,” Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president, added. “We are so excited for these charity cars in Las Vegas, which will benefit just a few of the great causes near and dear to our heart at Barrett-Jackson. Those who bid on these vehicles can be confident they are helping worthy charities that have a tremendous impact on many people in need, from veterans to those suffering from health-related issues like autism and heart disease.”
To see how much these cars generate for charity, you can check out the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, which runs from September 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.