First Production 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang Auction to Benefit JDRF

Shelby GT350 Mustang AuctionFord is no stranger to helping those in need. The automaker frequently donates money to various causes and organizations—the latest of which is JDRF, a national organization dedicated to the funding of type 1 diabetes research. In order to help JDRF continue its mission in the New Year, Ford is holding a 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang auction at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona next month. The winner will become the proud owner of the first production 2015 Shelby GT350 with his or her choice of color and packages.

The auction coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350 Mustang, which was offered between 1965 and 1970 and has become one of the most iconic and sought-after classic cars ever made. The Shelby GT350 is coming back to the market for 2015, and this auction is Ford’s way of reintroducing it with a bang.

“The all-new Shelby GT350 is a thrilling, world-class car,” remarked Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “From the all-new independent suspension – a first for a Shelby, to the powerful engine and superb brakes, this car is simply amazing. Just as the Shelby GT350 did in 1965, we expect this new-generation pony car to demonstrate Ford Motor Company continues to lead the world in innovation and performance.”

Competition at the auction is sure to be fierce. We at Friendly Ford will be watching the action closely on Saturday, January 17th—how about you?

Up for Auction: The First 2015 Ford Mustang

The first 2015 Ford Mustang will be up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on January 18th in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first retail 2015 Ford Mustang will be a GT featuring a 5.0-liter V8 engine, 420-horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The winner of the auction will have their choice between a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission and will be able to choose the colors of their new Mustang.

The all-new Mustang will have no reserve at the auction and the proceeds will benefit JDRF an organization that researches Type 1 Diabetes. “Ford’s charitable vehicle sales at Barrett-Jackson have raised more than $3 million for JDRF through the years, and these funds are helping us make tremendous progress towards therapies and treatments that will make life better for people with type 1 diabetes today as we work to find a cure for this terrible disease,” Jeffrey Brewer president and CEO of JDRF remarks.

The Mustang will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary for the 2015 model year with a new sleek exterior design and all of the best in technologies. Friendly Ford is proud to be part of a company that gives back to communities and charities.