It was not just Chevrolet raising large sums of money for charity during the auction of Barrett-Jackson last weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona. In fact, it was a Ford that raised the most funds, in this case a GT 2017 that was sold on Saturday – with the full blessing of Ford – for $ 2.55 million.
The car was offered by car collector Ron Pratte, with proceeds going to the Ignite Program of the Autism Society of North Carolina and the Michigan Autism Alliance.
Ford also offered the day the first Mustang Bullitt 2019 retailer, a car that was only revealed a week ago at the North American International Auto 2018 Show in Detroit.
First retail sale 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt at the Barrett-Jackson auction
The Mustang raised $ 300,000 for the Boys Republic charity, which runs a school in Chino Hills, California for youth youth. This is the same school as Steve McQueen, who drove the original 1968 Dark Highland Green Mustang in the movie "Bullitt," attended in the 1940s.
Chad, McQueen's son, was there to cheer the crowd. The same thing happened with other celebrities such as Jay Leno and George W. Bush. The former president was there to help sell the first 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition and even signed the car for his buyer, who offered $ 1.4 million.
The president and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Craig Jackson along with his wife Carolyn also sold one of their own cars for charity at the auction. It was an edition of the 1988 Corvette 35th Anniversary, which raised $ 350,000 for the American Heart Association.