Lot #651 - This limited production Shadrach "Platt and Payne Signature Edition" Supercharged Mustang was built to commemorate two drag racing legends, Hubert Platt and Randy Payne, both of whom are in the NHRA Hall of Fame. Platt, known early in his career for a series of "Georgia Shaker" race cars, was picked by Lee Iacocca at Ford Motor Company to head its 1968-70 Eastern drag team. During that time he drove a 428 Cobra Jet Mustang to an NHRA SS/IA record of 12.41 seconds at 112.92 miles an hour and won the '69 Winter Championships and AHRA U.S. Open Top Stock Eliminator class. Teammate Randy Payne piloted his Torino Cobra to victory so many times that no one ever challenged the validity of his nickname, "Mr. Big Stuff." Payne won every event in his class while racing for Ford, including the first sanctioned drag race held in Canada. When he won all three nights in Super Stock at Daytona Beach, by elimination he wound up running the finals against himself, a feat that has never recurred. Platt and Payne were a charismatic duo who put on drag racing seminars for Ford dealers at tracks all across America. The two Georgians and their cars were known collectively as "The Going Thing." The "Ultimate Super Muscle Car", this Shadrach Mustang combines unique styling, the best of available automotive technology, state-of-the-art components and the finest custom assembly expertise in the car marketplace, delivering unprecedented power and performance. Every aspect of a stock Mustang GT, from the engine, suspension and drivetrain was enhanced or upgraded with the best available components to include the exciting and unique Shadrach design theme, which includes custom widebody trim, 20" Shadrach wheels by Weld and many other interior and exterior enhancements. Less than 1,200 actual miles.
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