Custom 2012 Mustang GT Up For Auction For St. Jude Children’s Hospital
SPX Corporation today announced that the company will donate a customized 2012 Ford Mustang GT to be auctioned off at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.StJude.org).
The highest bidder will secure a unique 2012 Ford Mustang GT Custom Coupe specially designed and crafted by Galpin Auto Sports. The unique and highly modified vehicle made its public debut at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas in September 2011, and has since made appearances at car shows and events in the United States. The auction is scheduled to take place at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, January 20, and will be televised live on the SPEED Channel Cable Network between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Mountain time, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Eastern time.
This marks the third consecutive year that SPX has donated a car to benefit St. Jude’s annual fundraising efforts. In the past two years, SPX has helped raise more than $450,000 for the organization.
“SPX is pleased to continue its relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an amazing organization that does so much to advance the treatment and prevention of catastrophic childhood diseases,” said Christopher J. Kearney, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SPX. “We are proud to once again contribute to the important care that St. Jude’s provides to so many children and their families. We also thank the great people at Barrett-Jackson and Galpin Auto Sports for collaborating with us on this worthwhile project, and look forward to rewarding the highest bidder in Scottsdale with a truly amazing car.”
SPX enlisted the services of Galpin Auto Sports to outfit this special edition Ford Mustang GT Custom Coupe, designed to embody a modern interpretation of the iconic 1969 Boss 429 Mustang. This special Mustang is outfitted with Ford Racing Performance Springs, Wilford brakes, custom-built Forgiato 3-piece wheels equipped with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tires. The car also features custom red suede and black leather trimmed upholstery with a suede headliner featuring red contrast stitching, custom embroidered headrests, re-upholstered steering wheel with suede, SPX Sunpro Gauge Pod Kit and an SPX Sunpro Tachometer and Shift light.
The 2012 Mustang GT Custom Coupe features a custom formulated PPG Candy Apple Red Pearl Paint exterior paint job, custom fabricated front spoiler and a 2012 Boss Laguna Seca Rear spoiler. In keeping with the 1969 Boss 429 theme, the hood features a custom modified original 1969 Mustang BOSS 429 hood scoop and features custom painted valve covers and Canton polished aluminum intercooler and radiator overflow tanks.
“The team at Galpin Auto Sports built an incredibly beautiful car that we’re confident will not only cause a stir among bidders, but also generate as much money as possible for a great cause that we strongly support,” Kearney added.
The SPX charity Mustang Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) built to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Barrett-Jackson
Scottsdale was designed to embody a modern interpretation of the iconic 1969 Boss 429 Mustang.
The all-metal wide-body coachwork pulls details from the original ’69 Boss like flamboyant and functional side scoops, a large
front splitter, as well as a hood scoop from an original 1969 Boss 429.
Engine: Supercharged and Custom Dyno Tuned 5.0L V8, Making 711-hp at the Crank
Supercharger: Ford Racing
Cams: Comp Cams Max Effort Street/Strip
Comp Cams Phaser Limiter Kit
Intake: JLT GT500 Custom Cold-Air Kit
Exhaust: Custom Bassani Exhaust with Electronically Controlled Exhaust Cutout
Appearance: Canton Polished Aluminum Intercooler and Radiator Over Flow Tanks
Custom Painted Valve Covers
Brakes: Wilwood 14-Inch Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors
Wilwood 6 Piston (Front) and 4 Piston (Rear) Calipers
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Suspension: Ford Racing Performance Springs
(1.5 Inches Lower Front, 1.25 Inches Lower Rear)
Shifter: Hurst Performance Six-Speed Short Throw
Bodywork: Custom Formulated PPG Candy Apple Red Pearl Paint
All-Metal Wide-body Conversion (9-Inche Widening)
Sealed Rear Quarter Windows
Functional Rear Side Scoop (Channeled to Cool the Brakes)
Custom Fabricated Front Splitter
2012 Boss Laguna Seca Rear Spoiler
Custom Modified Hood Scoop from a 1969 BOSS 429
Wheels: Custom-Built Forgiato 3-Piece
21×11 Inches (Front) and 22×14 Inches (Rear)
Tires: Pirelli P-Zero Rosso
295/25R21 (Front) and 335/25R22 (Rear)
Upholstery: Custom Red Suede and Black Leather Trim with Suede Headliner featuring Red
Contrast Stitching and Custom Embroidered Headrests
Steering Wheel: Re-upholstered with Suede
Gauges: SPX Sunpro Gauge Pod Kit
SPX Sunpro Tachometer and Shift light
Amplifier: JL Audio HD900/5 1000-Watt Amplifier Powering
Subwoofer: Two JL Audio 10W3v3 Subs in a Custom Enclosure with LED Accent Lighting
Speakers: JL Audio C5-650 6.5 Inch Component (Front)
JL Audio C5-570 5×7 Inch Coaxial (Rear)