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Custom Mustang Designed For Charity

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On: Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 3:33PM | By: Sherry Christiansen

Custom Mustang Designed For Charity

Ford has played a big part in the EAA AirVenture for the past two years, offering a customized Mustang at auction to benefit the association's Young Eagles program. In past years the AV8R Mustang brought in half a million dollars, and the AV-X10 'Dearborn Doll' made $250,000 for charity. 

More recently the SEMA inspired Mustang will be offered at auction in January and proceeds will benefit two children’s charities that are supported by the SEMA Cares Foundation;  the Victory Junction Gang Camp, and Childhelp.  The Mustang will be auctioned off at the infamous Barrett Jackson sale in Arizona.

SEMA is an acronym for; Specialty Equipment Market Association. The show is held each year in Las Vegas as an exclusive auto show all about “glitz and glamor, outrageousness and excess,” according to automotive news.com, but last week Ford unveiled a Mustang that would take all of its extravagance, and give it away to charity.

The WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang was purchased by WD-40 and painted in bright yellow and blue, which are company colors. The special for-charity only Ford Pony has an engine that puts out a whopping 539 hp and 456 pounds feet of torque. Many of the car’s parts were actually donated by companies such as Hotchikis and Paxton.

TheMustang has been described as havinga "sinister streak," as the carhas beenupgraded with a supercharger for much more power than the base Mustang GT has. The WD-40 SEMA Mustang isequipped with a body kit, Eleanor-style grille and three-piece wheels that measure 20 inches.

Other special features include; leather trim as well as upgrades in its suspension, brake and exhaust system.

“We really wanted this year to be more of a race theme,” said Street Scene's Mike Spagnola.


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