FR500CJ Cobra Jet Prototype #1 to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson


As I was looking over the 2009 Barrett-Jackson car list today, yes I have no life, I noticed Lot# 1347.1 had changed.  Originally when I was doing my BJ Mustang Auction preview the auction was for the first 2010 Mustang off the line but has since been changed by Ford to the FR500CJ Cobra Jet Prototype #1 which they are calling XX1.  I am not sure when Ford made the change or why but we did notice the first 2010 Shelby GT00 is still set for auction right after FR500CJ Prototype.  The auction is set for sometime in the late afternoon on Saturday, January 17th.

With a serial number of FR500CJ XX1, it's the first Cobra Jet built from the ground up to recreate the original 1968 Cobra Jet.  Actually it's 1 of only 2 prototypes built prior to the production run of 50 FR500CJ's.  This prototype was used extensively in testing and development with several professional drivers getting behind the wheel including John and Ashley Force, Robert Hight, Mike Neff and Bob Tasca III.  Other Ford drag racing legends who also got seat time included Bob and Bill Glidden along with editors from "Car Craft", "Race Pages", "5.0", and "Hot Rod".

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