Barrett-Jackson to auction 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition donated by George Shinn to support Hurricane Ian relief efforts

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Barrett-Jackson will public sale a highly-desirable, limited-production Heritage Version Mustang Shelby GT500 with 100% of the hammer worth benefiting two nonprofits supporting these tragically affected by Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. American businessman and philanthropist George Shinn has generously donated this high-performance automobile to help reduction efforts from each Samaritan’s Purse and the Florida Catastrophe Fund.T he GT500 Heritage Version will cross the public sale block throughout Barrett-Jackson’s Houston Public sale, Saturday, October 22, at roughly 4 p.m. CDT.

“We’re proud to as soon as once more crew up with George Shinn to help these at present affected by unspeakable tragedies,” mentioned Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Earlier this 12 months throughout our Palm Seashore Public sale, we auctioned one in all George’s automobiles to help humanitarian reduction efforts in Ukraine, serving to increase over $1.7 million for the trigger, and we sit up for answering the decision as soon as once more alongside George subsequent week as we help these in want right here at house.”

The 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Version (Lot #3001) supplied will probably be pushed onto the Barrett-Jackson public sale block by Shawn Shelby, grandson of Carroll Shelby and an American racer and entrepreneur. Carroll Shelby and Ford developed the first-generation Shelby GT500 primarily based on the second-generation pony automotive for the 1967 model 12 months. The automotive utilized a modified 428ci V8 engine impressed by his crew’s 1-2-3 end at Le Mans in 1966. 

Paying homage to the unique 1967 Shelby GT500, this limited-production 2022 GT500 Heritage Version fastback is completed in Brittany Blue with Wimbledon White racing stripes. Ford Efficiency designed and engineered the 2022 GT500 as probably the most highly effective street-legal Ford ever constructed, using a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine referred to as the “Predator,” rated with 760 horsepower and 625 ft/lbs of torque. It’s paired with a TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with race-bred management methods and superior drive modes. 

The sale of the Heritage Version GT500 will profit Samaritan’s Purse and the Florida Catastrophe Fund with their ongoing hurricane reduction efforts. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian group offering religious and bodily support to hurting individuals world wide. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet wants of people who find themselves victims of warfare, poverty, pure disasters, illness and famine. Presently, Samaritan’s Purse has three Catastrophe Aid Models in Florida – Fort Myers, Englewood and Punta Gorda – the place volunteers are serving to 1000’s of households. Samaritan’s Purse Vice President of Operations, Edward Graham, the youngest son of Franklin and Jane Graham and grandson of Billy Graham, will be a part of the automotive on the block for this charitable public sale.

The Florida Catastrophe Fund is Florida’s official non-public fund established to help the state’s communities as they reply to and recuperate throughout instances of emergency or catastrophe. Donations to the Florida Catastrophe Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Basis, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group, and the Florida Catastrophe Fund distributes its donations to service organizations serving people inside their communities with catastrophe response and restoration.

“It’s an honor to proceed our legacy right here at Barrett-Jackson of supporting these in want and doing so at a time once they want it probably the most,” mentioned Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The generosity of our consignors and bidders continues to amaze me, and I sit up for what will probably be an unimaginable second on the public sale block in Houston as we come collectively to help our brothers and sisters in Florida who’ve misplaced a lot.”

The Barrett-Jackson 2022 Houston public sale runs from October 20-22, 2022 on the NRG Heart.

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