Special S550 ’Stangs Hit The Barrett-Jackson Block For Charity

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.

Looking for a really special Mustang or just want to help a charity? Barrett-Jackson will auction to unusual S550s in Las Vegas this year. The first is a one-of-137 2015 Shelby GT350 and the other is a Las Vegas Golden Knights-wrapped 2018 Mustang GT. (Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson)

“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.

Among the other charity auctions in Vegas will be the first Petty’s Garage Warrior 2018 F-150, which is built as a tribute to the US military. All of the proceeds from this truck will benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America.

“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.

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Steve Turner

As Executive Editor of FordNXT and Ford Muscle, Steve Turner brings decades of passion and knowledge to Power Automedia. He has covered the world of Ford performance for over 20 years. From the swan song of the Fox Mustang to the birth of the Coyote, Steve had a front-row seat.
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