Barrett-Jackson: SPX Unveils Mustang To Benefit Charity At Scottsdale 2012
Coachbuilders Galpin Auto Sports and specialty manufacturer SPX teamed up with Barrett-Jackson to create a special edition of the Ford Mustang that’s inspired by the original 1969 Boss 429.
Featuring a custom built all-metal widebody kit, the special edition Mustang is a whopping nine inches wider than the stock Mustang. To fill in the extra space in the wheel wells, massive three-piece Forgiato GTR wheels were fitted with special Pirelli tires.
The car was created by Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) specifically for SPX and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. GAS hand fabricated an all-metal wide-body that stretches the vehicle nine inches wider than a stock Mustang. To complement the vehicle’s aggressive stance and design which was inspired by the Mustang BOSS 429, a Ford Racing supercharger boosts engine performance to more than 700HP. Forgiato 22×14 rear and 21×11 front three-piece GTR wheels were mated to 335/25/22 and 295/25/21 Pirelli tires to fit to the new body.
Inside, custom red suede and black leather trim and upholstery with suede headliner were added to enhance the interior. The Mustang also features a Bassani Performance exhaust system, custom formulated PPG paint, a 1000-watt JL Audio system and many other unique items that make this Mustang one-of-a-kind.
The car is slated to be put up for display at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction and SEMA before going up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. All proceeds will go to the St. Jude center for pediatric cancer and disease research and treatment.
“It is important to Barrett-Jackson to be able to provide help and support to charities like St. Jude,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “It is our goal to offer as many charitable opportunities as possible at our auctions and recognize those in need. It is truly an honor to be a part of the efforts of St. Jude to help children and their families by providing a memorable experience.”