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.
Gallery: 2016 Ford Mustang GT Petty
Ford’s latest iteration of the legendary Mustang has electrified fans and motorscribes with its stunning good looks and brazen road capabilities. With dozens of SEMA manufacturers offering their wares to add even more to the new-generation pony, Ford teamed up with the King himself, Richard Petty, to build a special edition for the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The result was the Petty’s Garage 2015 Mustang GT, one of 143 modified by the crew at Petty’s Garage, the King’s own high-performance speed shop founded in 2008 and operating out of Randleman, North Carolina. Of course, Petty country is NASCAR country, and the Petty’s Garage GT is brimming with goodies from Ford Racing and Roush Performance. Chief among them is the car’s Coyote 5.0L V-8, which is fitted with a Ford Racing/Roush TVS 2300 supercharger and cold-air intake, custom engine calibration and a Magnaflow stainless-steel exhaust system to produce a whopping 627 HP. Power is delivered to the road through a 6-speed manual transmission to custom 20-inch Petty’s Garage HRE FlowForm wheels wearing Continental tires. Visual cues include a distinctive front fascia custom-designed and made by Petty’s garage, who also produced the unique rear fascia with center-exit exhaust opening and prominent NASCAR-inspired rear spoiler. Inside, custom-embroidered head rests, floor mats and Richard Petty’s own signature on the dash cement this Mustang GT’s unique identity. This is one of only 43 of these unique Mustangs built with the Stage II option package, which adds special two-tone paint that recreates the SEMA show car’s combination of pearlized Ford Tuxedo Black over Petty Blue blended with crushed and tumbled glass; Petty’s famous number 43 ghosted into the hood and C-pillars. Petty Blue also decorates the HRE wheel rims and Wilwood disc brake calipers that are also part of the Stage II package.