Mustang GT-R Concept to be Auctioned for Charity

2004 Ford Mustang GT-R concept

2004 Ford Mustang GT-R concept

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At this years annual Sports and Classics of Monterey sale on August 12th,  RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house will honor Ford Motor Company by devoting an entire evening of auctions to Ford vehicles.  One of those vehicles will be the 2004 Ford Mustang GT-R concept vehicle that was introduced in April of 2004 at the New York International Auto Show.  The Mustang GT-R was built as a tribute to 40 years of Mustang performance but more importantyly  it was a glimpse into the future of the race-prepared Mustangs that were about to come down the line.

According to RM the car runs and drives but is not DOT or EPA certified and therefore cannot be registered for use on public roads.  RM estimates the selling price will be somewhere in the $250K-$350K range.

Proceeds from the sale of this vehicle along with all the other Ford vehicles on August 12th will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Children's Center.

Fore more information about RM Auctions Ford only day check out the press release below.

Source: MustangsDaily

RM Press Release:

RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house, kick starts its annual Sports & Classics of Monterey sale on August 12th with a special evening auction devoted exclusively to "the company that put the world on wheels": the Ford Motor Company.

Featuring over a century of automotive design and innovation, this special sale presents some 57 fantastic Fords, Mercurys and Lincolns, spanning from the company's earliest days of production through to a host of modern concepts.

For those with a penchant for early automotive history, the star attraction is one of the oldest surviving Fords in existence, an early 1903 Ford Model A Rear-Entry Tonneau*. Offered from a large private collection and with a known history and documentation from the Henry Ford Museum, this example is considered one of the most important cars in the commercial history of the auto industry (Estimate: $600,000 - $800,000).

Another historically significant example set for the auction podium is the 1962 Lincoln Continental "Bubbletop" Kennedy Limousine, Secret Service fleet number 297-X, used by President John F. Kennedy and even more frequently by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Considered one of the most important parade cars in America's history, over its years in the White House fleet, 297-X hosted an endless stream of visiting dignitaries, diplomats and important guests. (Estimate: $500,000 - $750,000).

The Thursday event also showcases some of Ford's latest designs and innovations with 18 Ford Motor Company concept vehicles on offer, the proceeds of which will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Children's Center, an organization based in Michigan, US, that addresses the needs of troubled children, youths and families.

"RM Auctions is honored to have been chosen to present the selection of Ford Motor Company concept vehicles as part of this year's Sports & Classics of Monterey event", says Ian Kelleher, President and Chief Operating Officer, RM Auctions.

"Continuing RM's long-standing relationship with Ford, this unique segment, featuring 18 concepts in total, not only provides a great opportunity for the savvy collector, but illustrates both RM and Ford's ongoing commitment to supporting today's youth," Kelleher adds.

Among the exciting series of concepts on offer are:

- 2004 Ford Mustang GT-R Concept**, introduced at the April 2004 New York International Auto Show, this example was built as a tribute to 40 years of Mustang performance (Est. $250,000 - $350,000)

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  1. Makes me so mad Ford never went with production on this car. It's one of my favorite Mustangs ever made. The awesome hood, split headlight, mesh grille, side pipes, and spoiler package was awesome. I'm still looking for those split headlights, haven't found anything like the Mustang GTR. If the car went for $40-$50k I would think about getting in the auction, $250k is too rich for my blood.
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