The 2012 Parnelli Jones Boss 302 Mustang, to be auctioned for Henry Ford Health Systems.Enlarge Photo
How would you like to own a car that’s produced in an edition of one, while helping to support the Henry Ford Health System? You’ll get a chance to do just that on October 15, when a one-of-a-kind 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 goes under the hammer to raise money for the non-profit health care organization based in Detroit.
School Bus Yellow will be a 2013 color for the Boss 302 Mustang, but only one 2012 model (the one up for grabs) will be sprayed in this hue and striped in honor of Parnelli Jones. Like all Boss 302 Mustangs, this one will come with a 5.0-liter V-8, good for 444 horsepower and 380 ft.-lb. of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
It’s a Laguna Seca Edition as well, which means that the lucky winner gets a track-ready collectible complete with race compound tires, additional chassis bracing, stiffer rear springs and a more comprehensive aero package. Inside, there’s a unique gauge package and Recaro cloth sport seats, embroidered with the Boss 302 logo. What you won't get is a rear seat, since that's replaced by a cross brace in Laguna Seca Edition cars.
Bargain hunters need not apply, since charity auction cars can fetch some truly astounding auction prices. A 2012 Boss 302 in Grabber Blue, sold for charity at a recent Barrett-Jackson auction, fetched a hammer price of $450,000, which should give you an idea of how much it will cost to own this example. If you want more details on becoming a registered bidder, you'll find them on the Henry Ford Health Systems website.