Let’s say you’re interested in picking up a 2015 Ford Mustang fastback, but you have your eyes on the 50 Year Limited Edition? If you don’t already have a deposit at your local dealership, it might be too late! But don’t lose hope, because Ford will be sending a special 50 Year Limited Edition 2015 Mustang to the auction block to benefit a charity. It’ll be production number 1,964 (the last one that they’ll build).
It seems auctioning off cars for charity is all the rage these days. Dodge recently announced that they’ll be doing the same with the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat. In this case, the money goes to the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute at Henry Ford Hospital. The Get Your Heart Racing fundraising event is the biggest of the year for the Henry Ford Health System.
In addition to owning the last car of a production run, the winning bidder will get VIP access to the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR race in Homestead this year. The car will serve as the official pace car for the event, and be driven by Ford Racing team drivers before being delivered to the buyer. The car will also be autographed by various executives within Ford.
Ford seems to have a lot of events scheduled for the car before it ends up with the winning bidder. We wonder what would happen if the car was damaged or totaled in the process? Would they build another #1,964?
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