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FORD MUSTANG GT350R-C
THIS UNIQUE RACE CAR WILL BE AUCTIONED LIVE AT MECUM AUCTIONS IN MONTEREY ON AUGUST 24, 2018
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa - Del Monte Golf Course, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940
This is one of two GT350R-C race cars that were manufactured by Multimatic Engineering (whom Ford contracts to build all of their race cars as well as the road-going versions of the new Ford GT), and is the only one that will ever be offered for sale – the other is owned by Ford and is part of their permanent collection.
It competed in IMSA’s Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge in 2015 as the No.158 car (driven by Jade Buford and Austin Cindric, winning at Mosport) and in 2016 as our No.76 (piloted by Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing, with best finishes of second (at Daytona) and third (at Mosport and Circuit of the Americas), winning the Manufacturer’s Championship for Ford. Information on the series, which is the top level of sportscar racing in North America: https://sportscarchallenge.imsa.com
As a race car, is was developed for use on closed course race tracks and can never be titled for the street. It features a race-tuned BOSCH ECU, ABS, Multimatic DSSV suspension and the 6.2L V8 with a flat-plane crank. It has a full roll-cage and all of the required safety equipment. The car has been completely refreshed at our Toronto shop and is on display at West Coast Exotic Cars in advance of the Mecum auction.
Its livery features a painting by philanthropic artist Jeff Hanson (who suffers from neurofibromatosis, which has rendered him legally blind) in support of the Race Day Foundation, a charity that brings children suffering from life-changing illness and their families to the race track for an inspiring day away from their regular routine. Their board of directors is a veritable who’s who of sportscar racing https://www.racedayfoundation.org/about/. We expect that a print of the art will be a part of the lot up for auction on August 24th.
Reserve is set at $150,000, with a target price of $200,000, although we do expect the bidding to reach substantially more. For reference, Multimatic's first-generation of this current run of Mustang race cars, the FR500-C, sold for over $400,000 at Barrett-Jackson a few years ago. This GT350R-C is demonstrably more rare.