First 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Being Auctioned For Charity

The VIN 001 Mustang Dark Horse will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson on January 27

January 12, 2024 at 17:08

 First 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Being Auctioned For Charity

Ford and Barrett-Jackson have a long history of supporting charitable causes, and they’re partnering once again to auction the first 2024 Mustang Dark Horse.

Sporting VIN 001, the car features a Blue Ember Metallic exterior with accent stripes. The model also comes equipped with the Appearance package, which adds a contrasting black roof and Notorious Blue brake calipers.

Moving inside, there’s a Deep Indigo interior that features black Recaro seats with contrasting blue accents. Buyers will also find a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.2-inch infotainment system.

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Power comes from a fourth-gen 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that has been massaged to develop 500 hp (373 kW / 507 PS) and 418 lb-ft (566 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to a six-speed manual, which has a transmission oil cooler.

The Mustang also comes equipped with the Handling package, which includes a retuned suspension, magnetic dampers, and 19-inch wheels with a dark finish. They’re joined by front tow hooks and a rear spoiler with a Gurney flap.

The car will be auctioned on January 27 and 100% of the hammer price will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). It’s one of Ford’s favorite charities and is the “leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.” The organization aims to prevent, treat, and eventually cure the disease.

There’s no auction estimate, but the first 2024 Mustang GT sold for $490,000 at last year’s Scottsdale auction. Thanks to additional donations, the car raised a total of $565,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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