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The first production 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 rolled off the factory floor at Michigan’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant before the holidays with a truly one-of-a-kind paint. The car was acquired by the Bartlett-Jackson auction house CEO, Craig Jackson, who happily paid a seven-figure price tag for a good cause: The proceeds from the $1.1 million auction are to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Jackson had the freedom to choose any color for his car, ultimately deciding to go with a shade similar to his ?Green Hornet. The unique look was created by BASF and Penske after combining a Lime Green base coat with a Candy Apple Green overcoat.
The two cars shared the stage during the auction event, along with two additional vehicles from Jackson's personal collection - a recently restored '67 Shelby GT500 a.k.a. "Little Red" complemented by another GT500, this time a new 2020 example finished in Rapid Red.
It's worth mentioning the 2020 GT500 VIN 001 is one of the 20 Ford vehicles that have been auctioned by Barrett-Jackson since 2007 to fund the JDRF, managing to raise more than $6.5 million in this interval.