- Photo credits Barett-Jackson

Earlier this year, Barett-Jackson auctioned off the first unit of the highly anticipated Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. As you know, the auction of the first model of a new vehicle is very frequent. It allows potential buyers to own a vehicle that is sure to increase in value and be highly desirable in the future.

In addition, at Barrett-Jackson, the profits generated by the sales are donated to charity. So you can feel good about your purchase! However, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in question is facing an exceptional situation. It has just been bought by the president of Barett-Jackson, Craig Jackson, who made a very generous offer.

Jackson also wanted to customize this Mustang Shelby GT500. He ordered Ford to paint the muscle car in the same way as his 1968 Shelby EXP500, also known as the Green Hornet. The car received a Lime Green paint and EXP500 stickers on the sides to perfectly imitate the Shelby EXP500.

The $1.1 million donation will go directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding cures for type 1 diabetes. Following the auction, Craig and his wife Carolyn Jackson traveled to Flat Rock to witness modifications to their Mustang Shelby GT500. The latter will then be exhibited alongside the original EXP500 in Scottsdale next January.

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