Shelby GT350 Mustang – first unit to be auctioned off image

The first production unit of the new Shelby GT350 Mustang will be auctioned off next month, at the Barrett-Jackson, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ford has announced its plans to auction off the first production unit of the Shelby GT350 Mustang. The muscle car in question will be finding its owner next month, at the Barrett-Jackson event, in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the 17th of January. The company will donate all proceeds to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). The winning bidder will be able to select the paint color of his new ride and to add options to it. The cost might hit the sky considering the fact that the more powerful Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been sold for 825,000 USD, in its first unit.

The Shelby GT350 Mustang has been officially presented to the public just last month, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The muscle car is instantly recognizable as a Shelby, thanks to its aerodynamic body kit. The model has also received Brembo brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, Recaro seats, unique gauges, My Ford Touch infotainment or dual zone climate control. Under its hood, we can find the 5.2 liter V8 unit, with 550 HP and 400 lb-ft, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, sending power to the rear wheels.