Need For Speed Ford Mustang Sold for $300,000 at Auction [VIDEO]
Apr 24, 2014 11:00
The Ford Mustang GT from the “Need for Speed” movie sold for $300,000 (€217,045) at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s West Palm Beach event on Saturday. Proceeds will go tothe Henry Ford Health Systems’ efforts to provide access to healthcare for more people.
The Mustang was sold to the highest bidder, Dave Flynn of Columbiana, Ohio.
“Everyone has a Mustang story, and the new owner of this movie car now has one that is particularly special. Snagging such a high-profile car right now – 50 years after the birth of America’s first pony car – is something to be cherished. And helping such an important cause makes the sale even more memorable,” said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford.
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