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Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham

A Barrett-Jackson Auction uncorks a variety of emotions. As attendees go through the event there’s the excitement of the bidding, a state of awe at the quality of the cars, and the warm camaraderie of seeing old friends and making new ones.

But for unforgettable chills down the spine and heartfelt emotion, it’s hard to beat the charity sales that have always been such a big part of the Barrett-Jackson experience. The stories behind the donated cars and the objectives of the charitable organizations bring out the best in people, and the charity auctions are a highlight for the entire Barrett-Jackson team. Thanks to the generosity of the collector car community, Barrett-Jackson has raised more than $135 million for charitable causes over its first 50 years.

100% of hammer price to benefit Selfless Love Foundation and the Slam Foundation.

The winning bidders know they are making maximum impact, as 100 percent of the hammer price goes to the charitable organization, with all auction fees waived. For the 2022 Scottsdale Auction there is a great roster of worthy charities to support, and donated cars that represent both the automotive cutting edge as well as classic style and performance.

On the technological cutting-edge front, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Pitbull (shown at left) will accompany a custom 2022 Karma GS-6 EV “305 Edition” as it crosses the world-famous auction block to benefit The SLAM Foundation and Selfless Love Foundation – two charities focused on bettering the lives of underserved youth. With 536 horsepower, a 360-mile range and personal touches courtesy of Pitbull, it is one of the most customized and unique vehicles California-based Karma has ever built.

100% of hammer price to benefit Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund

Barrett-Jackson has a long history of auctioning first-in-series vehicles for charity, and Toyota will help that tradition continue by offering the first two Tundras equipped with the new i-FORCE MAX 3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V6 hybrid engine. VIN 001 will be a loaded 4×4 CrewMax with some secrets to be revealed closer to the auction, while VIN 002 (shown above) will be a TRD Pro CrewMax with “technical camo” exterior and interior accents. These trucks will be the first two Toyota hybrid pickups to be sold in North America, and the sales will benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund.

100% of hammer price to benefit Carroll Shelby foundation and JDRF

Also joining the first-in-series club at Scottsdale will be the first production version of the new Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang (shown at right) the company is releasing to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2022. Available on 2020-2022 Shelby GT500 Mustangs through Shelby American, the new “King of the Road” package will boast 900+ horsepower, dry carbon fiber hood, new wheels, tires, suspension tuning and more. Only 180 total (60 per model year) will be available in the U.S. with another 45 overseas. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).

100% of hammer price to benefit Mayo Clinic

 

 

Carroll Shelby, of course, was deeply involved in charities he founded, and we think he’d appreciate watching the 1965 Shelby Cobra S/C CSX 6086 (shown top left) that will cross the block in Scottsdale to benefit the Mayo Clinic. The winning bidder will not only be supporting a great cause but will receive the keys to a true thrill ride thanks to the Cobra’s Shelby Engine Company 482ci V8 built by Yates, rated at 540 horsepower.

100% of hammer price to benefit the Barrow Neurological Foundation

 

 

 

The De Tomaso Pantera was an absolute standout on the streets in the 1970s, and a 1973 Pantera (shown top right) will likewise turn every head when it crosses the auction block in Scottsdale. Powered by a hot 351 cubic-inch Windsor V8 topped with ported and polished Yates aluminum cylinder heads, its estimated 665 horsepower will make every drive a memorable experience. The entire hammer price goes to benefit the Barrow Neurological Foundation.

Ford’s Mustang has long proven itself to be one of the most popular platforms for customization, and the 1968 Ford Mustang Custom Resto-Mod (shown bottom left) that will be auctioned to benefit the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) Foundation in Canada illustrates why. Unveiled at the 2021 SEMA Show, this Mustang is powered by a 535-horsepower Ford Racing 427 cubic-inch V8 and a long list of performance parts. Noted Canadian stage and

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: DIFFERENCE MAKERS: Bidders On The Charity Cars That Cross The Barrett-Jackson Auction Block Do Their Part To Make The World A Better Place
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/the-charity-cars-that-cross-the-barrett-jackson-auction-block/
Published Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:36:00 +0000

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