Shelby American and Gaudin Ford to Auction First Production Shelby GTE for Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

  • Shelby American and Gaudin Ford to auction first production Shelby GTE (Lot
    #3003)
    at 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction
  • 100% of the sale of the Shelby will go to Grant
    A Gift Autism Foundation
  • Custom stripe package and 750 supercharged V8 offered in this
    one-of-a-kind Shelby GTE

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AutismShelby
American
, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll
Shelby International Inc
. (CSBI:PK), has teamed up with Gaudin
Ford
to auction the first production Shelby GTE (Lot
#3003)
at Barrett-Jackson’s 9th
Annual Las Vegas Auction
on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at
approximately 5:30 p.m. PDT. All of the proceeds will benefit the Grant
A Gift Autism Foundation
, dedicated to helping children, youth and
their families fight autism by providing diagnostic and treatment
funding, support services, social skills and vocational training,
transition planning, and education.


“We’re excited to team up with Gary Ackerman of Gaudin Ford in support
of Grant A Gift Autism Foundation,” said Gary
Patterson
, Vice President of International and Strategic Sales. “It
was Gary’s vision to benefit the charity by auctioning the first
production Shelby GTE, which is expected to command the attention of
Shelby and Mustang enthusiasts. This is a great opportunity to own a
truly one-of-a-kind Shelby performance car and lend support to a very
deserving organization.”

Unveiled recently, the Shelby GTE package is available for the 2015-2017
Mustang 5.0 and EcoBoost exclusively through Shelby American. The winner
of Barrett-Jackson lot
No. 3003
will have the first production Shelby GTE, CSM 17GTE0002
that includes custom touches such as an upfit package donated by
Shelby American and a one-of-one charcoal carbon-fiber stripe package
that’s unique to this car.

In addition to an appearance package, the custom Shelby GTE features
Ford’s iconic 5.0 engine with a one-of-a-kind Platinum White Metallic
supercharger that was donated by Kenne
Bell
. Additional performance upgrades include a Ford Performance
cat-back exhaust and handling pack, 19-inch Ford Performance wheels and
Ford’s new live rear axle which helps keep all 750 horsepower planted
firmly to the pavement. Complete vehicle specs of the Shelby GTE can be
found here.

“Some of the most incredible moments on our block have involved charity
cars,” said Craig
Jackson
, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “To see how the
collector car community pulls together to help others is humbling and
rewarding. Since the company began 45 years ago, Barrett-Jackson has had
a charitable element, and we are honored to continue that tradition.”

For auction information, visit the Barrett-Jackson
website
or Facebook.

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and
markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds
authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289
street car and Daytona Coupe component vehicles; it offers the Shelby
GT, 1000, GT500 Super Snake, Shelby Terlingua Racing Team and GTS
post-title packages for the 2005-2016 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also
builds the Shelby Raptor and Shelby F-150 muscle trucks. For more
information, visit www.shelby.com.

About Grant A Gift Autism Foundation

Founded in 2009, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation grew out of the struggle
of a mom whose son, Grant, was diagnosed with autism and other
neuro-developmental conditions. Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is a
nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization helping children, youth and their
families fight autism by providing diagnostic and treatment funding,
support services, social skills and vocational training, transition
planning, and education. For more information, please visit
grantagiftfoundation.org.

Contacts

TPRM
Tyler
Weiland, 214-520-3430
tweiland@tprm.com