The King put a special touch on this Mustang GT.
The Mecum classic auto auctions tour travels all over the country, and Dallas is one of its biggest stops. With 1000 vehicles being auctioned, it’s the perfect setting for big sales and big personalities. In the world of NASCAR, few personalities are bigger than Richard Petty, who is bringing a special ride to the upcoming Dallas auction, and it’s for a good cause.
The car is a 2015 Ford Mustang GT customized by Petty’s Garage, and the cause is the Paralyzed Veterans of America. This bespoke Ford is being sold at the Mecum auction in Dallas on behalf of the PVA, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit group.
For almost 70 years, the PVA has been helping seriously injured veterans. Their focus on veterans with spinal injuries is a noble and worthy cause, and hopefully this custom Mustang fetches a pretty penny to bring even more funding to the group.
Looking at the spec sheet for this ride, we expect it to go for a decent chunk of change. Petty’s team fitted the 5.0-liter V8 Mustang with a Roush TVS 2300 supercharger, delivering at least 600 horsepower. They also fitted it with Petty’s Garage front and rear coil over shocks, Wilwood brakes with drilled and slotted rotors, Magnaflow exhaust, and three-piece forged aluminum wheels, wrapped in Continental performance tires.
As far as aesthetics go, the car gets a unique two-tone “Petty Blue” and black paint job on the outside, and wild Katzkin custom “Gator-skin” seats in the cabin. And if that weren’t enough to get you to bid on this Mustang, Petty himself will be present at its sale, and highest bidder will actually get to meet “The King” in person as the hammer drops. You can check out who bids on this car, as well as 1000 other classics at the Mecum Auction, September 16 - 19, 2015, in Dallas.