The money raised above the MSRP price from the sale of the GT500 will benefit the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation, an organization meant to help children battling life-threatening illnesses and promote the importance of organ and tissue donation.
The sale of the two GT concepts will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in research leading to a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson CEO appreciated Ford's initiative, as "it's rare for a concept vehicle, especially one as iconic as a Ford Mustang, to be sold to the public.”
This is only the beginning of the anniversary celebrations dedicated to the Mustang. Birmingham, Alabama is the place where, on April the 17th, more than 2,500 enthusiasts are expected to show up and show off their Mustangs.
"We have people coming in from 15 foreign countries, including Australia, Denmark and France. And some of them may be bringing their cars with them," Jim Farley, Ford Group VP of Marketing and Communications said in a release.