BOURBONNAIS, IL – The Cobra Jet prototype was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s Las Vegas Sale. The 2014 Mustang went for a whopping $200,000 with the proceeds to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The anonymous winning bidder will be an honorary member of Team Mustang with full backstage passes to the Ford Product Development Center, Ford Design Studios and Ford Racing. Other benefits that the winning bidder will receive include training at Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School in Sophia, NC, their experience captured for a future Mustang book and documentary, and video of the vehicle build, testing and action from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas.
“Watching the car cross the block in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was very rewarding,” says Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “It is an amazing competition-ready car that will make any team an instant force in its class. This Mustang Cobra Jet will be an inspiring reminder for anyone who sees it on the drag strip to continue working to combat the effects of MS.”
The NHRA-legal vehicle is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 mated to a T4 racing transmission. It will be painted with a fiery orange satin finish with dark gray reflective stripes and will have a distinctive license plate from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s logo.
“We cannot be more grateful to the entire team at Ford Motor Company for their tireless work for our cause,” said Elana Sullivan, president of the Michigan Chapter of the National MS Society. “Because of the incredible outcome of this auction, we will be able to move even closer to creating a world free of MS.”
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