A current iteration Ford GT and the limited-edition Mustang Bullet raised a total of $2.85 million for charity at the 47th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.
The all-new 2019 Mustang Bullitt (lot No. 3,006) made its debut last week at the North American International Auto Show. A prototype was shipped to Scottsdale, where it was driven on the Barrett-Jackson block by Chad McQueen, son of Steve McQueen. Street Legal Mustang Shelby GT500 in ’19. Bullitt Edition First
On Friday, Ford and the Steve McQueen estate donated Mustang Bullitt, VIN 001, with 100% of the $300,000 hammer-price benefiting Boys Republic, a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian school and treatment community for troubled youngsters.
On Saturday, a 2017 Ford GT, donated by businessman Ron Pratte to the Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason Foundation, sold for $2.5 million to benefit Autism Society of North Carolina’s IGNITE program. An additional $50,000 was added to the sale of the Ford GT to benefit Autism Alliance of Michigan, bringing total dollars raised to $2.55 million.
Along with the revised GT, a Ford Performance Racing School GT “Experience” was also included. This is said to tweak driving skills while also supporting individuals with autism. Greg Miller, part owner and member of the board of directors of Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, purchased the Ford GT to be a part of the family’s car collection.