Ford has more NHSTA rated 5-star vehicles than any other brand

Ford has more NHSTA rated 5-star vehicles than any other brand

Next year's Barret-Jackson vehicle auction promises to be a stunning event, with news coming in that the first 2010 Ford Mustang and the first 2010 Shelby GT500 will both be auctioned off at the event. As if that wasn't enough, the auction will also include bidding for the first 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, one of the most anticipated cars of the year.

Production for the Chevrolet Camaro isn't expected to begin until early February next year, so the model on display at the auction will not be the actual car the customer will receive. Additionally, the purchaser of the first 2010 Chevrolet Camaro may find themselves waiting a little longer then they thought they would be as GM is currently battling one of its bankrupt suppliers in court to make sure that production of the muscle car begins on time. If the case is lost by GM, then it is unlikely the carmaker will be able to secure another supplier early enough to continue its original production schedule, and it may be forced to delay the car.

Despite this, the first Camaro, as well as the first 2010 Mustang and the first Shelby GT500 are all expected to garner high bids from enthusiasts as they battle to own a piece of automotive history. Last year, the first Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 managed to sell for $1 million, and while prices aren't expected to be as high for the Camaro, Mustang or Shelby, expect the bids to be far beyond the sticker prices of the cars when they hit showrooms.

The auction, which is taking place from January 13th to January 18th in Arizona, is shaping up to be one of the most exciting events in Barret-Jackson's history - earlier this month we reported that GM would be auctioning off over 250 cars from its Heritage Museum at the auction, including vehicles such as the 1998 Popemobile used to transport the Catholic pontiff, and a veritable smorgasbord of Corvette specials, such as the 2004 Indy Pace Car Corvette and a number of 1989 ZR1s.
Via: Ford Mustang Blog