A few weeks ago, Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc across Florida and other parts of the Southeastern U.S., leaving a considerable amount of destruction in its path. FoMoCo sprung into action by helping to provide shelter for those displaced by the storm while also donating $1 million to emergency relief organizations and lending out Ford F-150 PowerBoost and Ford F-150 Lightning pickups to emergency personnel as well. Now, as has been the case many times in the past, this 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition – the last year for the S550-gen model – will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Houston auction later this month, with all proceeds going to Hurricane Ian relief this time around.
All of the proceeds from the sale of this 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition – which has been donated by businessman and philanthropist George Shinn – will go to benefit two charities – Samaritan’s Purse and the Florida Disaster Fund. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has been providing aid to people in need around the world, while the Florida Disaster Fund official was established to assist the state’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster.
The 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition was designed to pay homage to the original 1967 model and is finished in Brittany Blue with Wimbledon White stripes. It’s powered by the supercharged Ford 5.2L V8 Predator engine, which generates 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This particular auction offering will be driven across the block by Carroll Shelby’s grandson – Shawn Shelby – on Saturday, October 22nd, at approximately 4 p.m. CDT.
“It’s an honor to continue our legacy here at Barrett-Jackson of supporting those in need and doing so at a time when they need it the most,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The generosity of our consignors and bidders continues to amaze me, and I look forward to what will be an incredible moment on the auction block in Houston as we come together to support our brothers and sisters in Florida who have lost so much.”