Super-wide Ford Mustang auctioned for $160,000

Sunday, January 22nd 2012. | Internet News

Ford MustangA custom Ford Mustang sold for $160,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. That’s a lot for a Mustang, but at least the proceeds went to charity.

The car was inspired by the 1969 Mustang BOSS 429, and it was widened by a whopping nine inches for “even more aggressive look,” says Galpin Auto Sports in Los Angeles, did the work. The larger bodywork required bigger wheels and tires to proportionately fit the new profile of the car.

The hand-built custom Mustang was presented for auction in Scottsdale after making appearances at a number of high-profile auto shows across the country including the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

“The Scottsdale auction Barrett-Jackson hosts each year is a premiere venue for specialty hot rods and collector cars to be sold,” said Galpin Auto Sports President Beau Boeckmann. “We are excited to be given the opportunity to bring one of our labors of love to this high profile auction block with the promise of raising money for cancer research.”

Proceeds from the sale of the 2012 Mustang, which had been a circuit of auto shows around the country, are going to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You may remember Galpin Auto Sports, or GAS, from the old Pimp My Ride car customizing series.

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