As we reported back in February, the very first production 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 VIN 001 were all set to cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s flagship Scottsdale auction, with all of the proceeds from the sale of those vehicles going to charity. The first 2021 Ford Bronco subsequently sold for a whopping $1.075 million, as we reported yesterday, but 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 VIN 001 hammered for an also-impressive $500,000.
All of the proceeds from the sale of the first 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to research cures for kids with diabetes, adding to the $70 million Ford has raised during its 35-year partnership with the charitable organization. Meanwhile, proceeds from the sale of the first 2021 Bronco will benefit the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound, which are part of Ford’s Bronco Wild Fund.
“Two of Ford’s most iconic vehicles, the Ford Bronco and the Mustang Mach 1, were reborn for 2021 in response to great public demand,” said Dave Pericak, Director Enterprise Product Line Management – Ford Icons. “To celebrate their return, we donated the coveted VIN 001 of each to raise money for key non-profit organizations. Bidding was fierce for these vehicles because it was a rare opportunity for the public to own a very special Ford and help charities that have a lasting impact on society. We are very pleased that Ford Motor Company helped raise $1,575,000 for these worthy causes.”
The 2021 Mach 1 marks the return of the legendary Mustang model following a 17-year hiatus. 2021 Mach 1 VIN 001 is equipped with the optional Handling Package and Tremec six-speed manual transmission and is finished in Fighter Jet Gray, a color exclusive to the new Mach 1. Meanwhile, as we reported last month, Mach 1 deliveries are underway as examples are rolling off the assembly line at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant.