An anonymous donation of $50,000 brings the total to $207,000.
The 2017MY Ford F-150 Raptor in the SuperCab guise kicked off at $48,860 MSRP when it was available, but this one managed to fetch more than three times the model’s starting price. It went under the hammer for the impressive sum of $157,000 at the recent 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction organized last week. All the proceeds are going to be directed towards the JDRF global organization to fight type 1 diabetes. A sizeable donation of $50,000 was also made during the auction event, thus bringing the grand total to $207,000 for charity purposes.
Sam Pack, CEO of Sam Pack Five Star Ford of Carrollton, Texas was the winner of the auction and he will get to choose the color for his brand new one-of-one F-150 Raptor. The high-performance truck should put a big smile on his face thanks to a meaty biturbo 3.5-liter V6 engine pushing out 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) and 510 pound-feet (691 Newton-meters) of torque.
All that power is channeled to both axles through a ten-speed automatic transmission and is enough EcoBoost punch to grant a maximum payload capacity of 1,000 pounds (453 kilograms) for the SuperCab and 1,200 lbs (544 kg) if you go for the SuperCrew. The former will tow as much as 6,000 lbs (2,721 kg), while the latter will haul up to 8,000 lbs (3,628 kg).
When the 2017MY F-150 Raptor was available, we maxed out the online configurator to find out the price tag of the most expensive version. The end result was $72,965 for the SuperCrew with all of the possible bells and whistles. That’s still less than half of what Sam paid to claim the final 2017MY vehicle.
Gallery: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: First Drive
SALE OF 2017 FORD F-150 RAPTOR RAISES $207,000 FOR JDRF AT BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION
- One-of-one Ford F-150 Raptor – the last VIN produced – commands $157,000 and an anonymous $50,000 donation at 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction
- Proceeds benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research
- Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO, along with executives from JDRF gathered on stage to ramp up the excitement among bidders, fans and TV viewers
The last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor fetched $157,000 – with an additional $50,000 anonymous donation – at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, with all proceeds from the sale benefiting JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.
Sam Pack, CEO of Sam Pack Five Star Ford of Carrollton, Texas, is the winning bidder of the one-of-one F-150 Raptor. He will choose a color for his truck.
The sale of this unique Raptor was championed on stage by Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO, along with Ford team members involved in design and development, and executives from JDRF.
“Providing support to JDRF in its fight against diabetes is extremely important to my family and everyone at Ford Motor Company,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance. “The auction of this one-of-a-kind Raptor is a true testament to Ford’s commitment to JDRF and a great way to raise awareness for this extremely worthy cause. We’re thrilled that the winning bidder chose to support such a wonderful organization.”
Ford has been a strong supporter of JDRF since 1983.Together, Ford Motor Company and Barrett-Jackson have raised more than $8 million at various auctions benefiting local and national charities over the years.