2009 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWD - 79218Sold for Charity* at Las Vegas 2009 - Lot #678.1 2009 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWDhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/79218/79218_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #678.1 - The 2009 Ford Flex "Only in New York" art car was commissioned by Ford Motor Company along with "Automobile" magazine to express the diverse nature and customization possibilities of this groundbreaking new crossover. Unveiled at SEMA in 2008, this art car was instrumental in the naming of Flex as the SEMA Design Awards "Most Accessory Friendly SUV". Ford Flex has staked a claim on the streets as a true American original. So has Lee Quinones. He emerged from the New York City subway art movement in the 1970's to international prominence in the arts and in popular culture. Appearing and starring in important films like "Wild Style", his work is part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum, the Groningen Museum and the Museum of the City of New York. "Only in New York" is Quinones' vision of the Ford Flex as an urban social gallery, a reflection of both modern day New York and folkloric aspects of Big Apple culture. 2009 Ford Flex Limited AWD with a 3.5L 24-valve V6, 6-speed automatic transmission, voice activated navigation, rearview camera, Multipanel Vista Roof, ambient lighting, Sony Audio, HID headlamps and LED tail lamps. The wheels and tires are OZ Botticelli III, forged 22x9, custom Michelin tires 245/40R22, designed by Lee Quinones, featuring a custom Flex logo and Quinones' legendary signature tag. The exterior of the Flex art car is hand-painted using spray paint and clear coats. The hood of the vehicle shows a typical New York street filled with those chasing success. The driver's side pays homage to the constant movement of the city that never sleeps. The passenger side presents imagery of the controversial and tumultuous activity of the economy that is rocking the city and the chaotic images of the past decades that created cultural dynamics. Features include a hand-painted center console, a band of poetry on doors across vehicle and headrests featuring renowned "LEE" signature tag. All proceeds from the sale of this car will be donated to two great organizations - the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) which is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and Urban Arts Partnership which strengthens public schools by providing arts-based solutions to urban educational issues.
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