BOURBONNAIS, IL – This past weekend in Reno, NV history was made. The last 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang SOLD! The auction, which took place at the inaugural “Hot August Nights Auction”, was presented by Barrett-Jackson.
The winner, Don Damon, won the rights to build the last 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible is from Great Bend, KS. Many bids were placed but Mr. Damon sealed the deal with a winning bid of $500,000! All proceeds will go to the Brain Injury Association of America or BIAA for short.
“It was thrilling to watch the bidding unfold,” said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “The moment showed the power of a great charity and a great car, and the tremendous generosity of the Damon family and our friends at Barrett-Jackson.”
A few benefits that Mr. Damon will receive include being able to choose exterior and interior colors as well as the striping colors. The last 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible SOLD will also be signed by Parnelli Jones, 1963 Indy 500 winner and advocate for the charity to show his appreciation for the donation. Mr. Jones has a strong tie to the organization as his son Page Jones, a rising star in the racing world, suffered a severe brain injury during a racing event. His prognosis was grim but with the support of family, friends and the BIAA he has come a long way and been able to lead a fulfilling and happy life.
“We at the BIAA are overcome with gratitude,” said Susan H. Connors, president and CEO of the BIAA. “This Ford Shelby GT500 sale provides vital funding for research, treatment and education to help the 3.5 million Americans who suffer from traumatic brain injuries. It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with Ford, Barrett-Jackson, Parnelli and Page.”
The last 2014 Shelby GT500 convertible was auctioned off to help raise funds for charity, but you can still purchase one of the 2014 mustang models. If you’d like to discuss buying your own 2014 Shelby GT500, stop by our Kankakee Area Ford Dealer today! Whether you want a Shelby GT500 or one of Ford’s other great vehicles, we have it all – from New Ford Cars to Pre-Owned Cars For Sale.
Court Street Ford, located at 558 William Latham Drive, is a multi-year president’s award winning dealership. We are committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (815) 939-9600, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!
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