Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Carroll Shelby Foundation to Auction One-of-One 50th Anniversary Shelby GT-H Prototype

All Proceeds Will Benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation

The Carroll Shelby Foundation to Auction One-of-One 50th Anniversary Shelby GT-H Prototype

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Ford, Hertz and Shelby American car, the trio collaborated to launch the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H.

The prototype of this limited-edition muscle car will be auctioned at Barrett Jackson Northeast  to benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

With Aaron Shelby, grandson of the legendary Carroll Shelby on stage, Barrett-Jackson will auction the 50th anniversary Shelby GT-H (CSM160001C) concept and prototype car (Lot # 3003) for the Carroll Shelby Foundation  at No Reserve during the inaugural Northeast Auction in Uncasville, Connecticut.

At approximately 5:30 PM EST on June 24, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® will continue its tradition of raising money for charity by offering vehicles rarely available to the public.

“Barrett-Jackson has sold more concepts, prototypes and serial number one cars for automakers than any other auction house in the world,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Car manufacturers bring these vehicles to Barrett-Jackson because we attract the most passionate, most dedicated collectors and enthusiasts in the world. Carroll Shelby was a close friend and a fixture at our events. We’re pleased to help raise money for Carroll’s charity by giving someone the opportunity to own this very special car.”

Based on the new-generation Ford Mustang, the stunning black and gold Shelby GT-H prototype debuted on the wall of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center during the 2016 New York Auto Show. This unique piece of history is the first of only 170 total 2016 model-year Shelby GT-H coupes to be built.

Instantly recognizable, the Shelby GT-H comes in a muscular package with a performance-ready 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to a smooth 6-speed automatic. Sharpening the suspension, the Shelby has Ford Performance special-tuned dampers, lowering springs, sway bars and a staggered wheel kit for the 19" aluminum wheels shod with high-performance Michelin tires.

The car has a ferocious special exhaust, badges and interior trim only available on the Shelby GT-H.

The Carroll Shelby Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance and educational opportunities for children and young adults.

“Shelby and Barrett-Jackson have enjoyed a deep, strong relationship for decades,” said Aaron Shelby, co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation and board member of Carroll Shelby International. “Together we raised around $1.4 million dollars over the past 10 years for the charity that my grandfather founded, unveiled new vehicles and even created an exclusive Barrett-Jackson edition Shelby GT in 2008. I’m pleased the Carroll Shelby Foundation will sell this very rare car, which served as both the concept and prototype for the 50th anniversary Ford Shelby GT-H. It’s the perfect time, place and partner for the sale.”

You can be the first member of the general public to own a 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H and support the charity founded by Carroll Shelby. **100 PERCENT OF HAMMER PRICE TO BENEFIT THE CARROLL SHELBY FOUNDATION** **WILL BE SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 5:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016**

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