Barrett Jackson to Auction 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype for Charity (Video)
Each year, Ford Racing builds 50 examples of the non-street legal Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag race package for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition so they are incredibly rare to begin with but at the upcoming Barrett Jackson Las Vegas Auction set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on September 26-28, Ford Racing will send a 1-of-1 prototype 2014 Cobra Jet Mustang onto the block.
This unique 2014 Mustang drag car is finished in an exclusive (and awesome) matte Competition Orange exterior paint with black and white Cobra Jet decals on the side and hood. This fully loaded Mustang Cobra Jet drag car comes ready to hit the track for full competition with a parachute, lightweight Cobra Jet wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle racing skinnies up front and slicks out back, lightweight racing brakes and a safety package that makes this Mustang legal for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition down the 8.50 ET mark. In addition to the unique paint scheme, the Mustang Cobra Jet being auctioned off comes with a special serial number of 2014 BJMS CJXX1 – signifying that this was the Cobra Jet Mustang auctioned off by Barrett Jackson for the Multiple Sclerosis charity.
“We’re proud to offer the opportunity for a serious competitor to up their game with this Mustang Cobra Jet,” says Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “But, just as important, we’re honored the proceeds will support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s work with those living with this disabling disease of the central nervous system. Through our long-standing relationship with Barrett-Jackson, we continue to support charities through exceptional vehicle sales.”
The proceeds of the Barrett Jackson auction for the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet prototype will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society but for the winner – the prize is greater than just a 1-off Mustang race car and the chance to help out a great charity. The winning bidder will also get what Ford Racing is calling a once-in-a-lifetime Mustang experience that includes an honorary Team Mustang membership and behind the scenes access to the Ford Product Development Center, Ford Design Studios and the Ford Racing Headquarters. The winner will also get training on how to best use the Cobra Jet at the famous Roy Hill Drag Racing School in Sophia North Carolina.
“The money to found Ford Motor Company came from Henry Ford’s only race as a driver, so you could say motorsports is in our blood,” says Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “This Cobra Jet is an awesome factory turn-key performer at the drag strip. It’s capable of approximately nine-second quarter mile runs as delivered from Ford. And we will include several once-in-a-lifetime experiences to the winning bidder. For example, few get to see the inner workings of the Ford Product Development Center and Ford Racing to learn how to leverage the Cobra Jet’s power. This information can then be taken to the track to immediately break into competitive racing.”
The Barrett Jackson Las Vegas Auto Auction starts on September 26th and runs through September 28th at the Mandalay Bay hotel. In addition to providing a great car to be auctioned off for charity, Ford will also offer Ford will also offer “ride and drives” as well as hot laps at the Mandalay Bay Event Center featuring the Shelby GT500 Mustang, Boss 302 Mustang, Focus ST and Fiesta ST along with the Shelby American-built Mustang GT350, Mustang GT500 Super Snake and Shelby Focus ST for rare hot-lap experiences. Based on the BJAA website, the orange Cobra Jet will hit the auction block on Saturday and you can catch that entire day of auction action on the National Geographic Channel from 12 noon to 8pm PDT. Check your local listings for exact times and channels.
Ford Racing has put together a short video of the Competition Orange 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet in action at Milan Dragstrip in Michigan and you can check that out below. It comes with some great sound clips of the blown Mustang in action so make sure to crank up your speakers!
Source Barrett Jackson Auto Auction