For sale at auction: Lot #655 - The Mustang GT convertible concept, which debuted at the North American Auto Show in January of 2003, signaled a new direction for the 2005 Mustang. After its debut, this car travelled to more than 50 auto shows around the world. The Redline Red Metallic car features a distinct "showbar" with a rim of billet-aluminum trim picking up where the instrument panel and console trim leave off. This car started out with a significantly modified Ford Thunderbird rear-wheel-drive architecture. The platform was sectioned to achieve the proper proportion. The front-end geometry is all original. The 20" wheels and 13.8" vented and cross-drilled Brembo disc brakes are pushed out to the corners and anchor the design to the road. A sharp accent line runs the length of the body just above the rocker panel and culminates in a "C-scoop" design behind the door cutline to create an intentional visual link with the C-pillar design. The Mustang GT convertible's interior is awash in supple red and charcoal leather and accented with billet-aluminum hardware that gives an appearance that is robust and highly technical. The modern interior design pays homage to another era in Mustang history while the use of high-quality materials, precision craftsmanship and technical innovations point to Mustangs to come. Upon opening the door, both driver and passenger will see the Ford logo proudly displayed on a billet-aluminum sill panels. The interior includes perforated red leather surfaces on the seat backs and steering wheel, as well as a billet-aluminum shifter for the 5-speed automatic transmission, 4-point racing-style seatbelts and unique instrument gauges that look like a fine watch with its face removed. Four-point harnesses brace the occupants for what they see next. The cluster instrumentation is unique, but features a familiar, round optical look. Rather than using needle pointers, the gauges feature a small, gear-driven, trolley scored with indicator lines that rides around the inside of the bezel matching rpm and groundspeed. This concept car will be auctioned off for charity with all proceeds going to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
THIS IS A CONCEPT VEHICLE. NEITHER FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOR BARRETT-JACKSON MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE VEHICLE, INCLUDING NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE VEHICLE IS NOT CERTIFIED TO COMPLY WITH ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS, RULES OR REGULATIONS AND MAY NOT BE DRIVEN ON PUBLIC ROADS. THIS VEHICLE WILL BE CONVEYED TO BUYER WITH NO MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN (MSO) OR TITLE AND THE VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE A COMPLETE VIN. SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY.