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George W Bush Signed Shelby GT350 Mustang Being Auctioned for Military Charity

Ford Motor Company has teamed up with President George W. Bush to auction off a 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang and the proceeds of this high performance pony car will go to support members of the military who are transitioning to civilian life – while also offering a truly unique collectable for a Mustang lover who can appreciate a car signed by one of our country’s greatest leaders.

The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will almost certainly prove to be one of the greatest muscle cars ever, with a 526 horsepower, flat plane V8 that should make it very quick in a straight line while the new MagnaRide suspension setup coupled with the high tech floating rotor braking system will almost certainly make the new Shelby Mustang the best handling muscle car ever. This car has generated a tremendous amount of interest and enthusiasm, leading to a great many Mustang lovers who cannot wait to get their hands on the next chapter in the story of the Shelby Mustang.

While we are sure to see the new Shelby GT350 Mustang on road courses and drag strips around the country, these cars will also debut with built-in collectable value, but the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang being auctioned off this weekend at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auctions has an extra special touch that will ensure the collectable value – the dashboard has been signed by President George W Bush.

George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative
The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang being auctioned off this weekend is part of a fundraising effort for Military Service Initiative of the George W. Bush Institute. This charity helps military members and their families as they make the difficult transition from being an active member of the military to civilian life. While his time as President ended years ago, "Dubya" is still showing his continued support of the men and women who sacrifice their lives to help to protect this country, serving as a great model for how our politicians who have not served should hold our soldiers in the highest regard.

According to the release on this special Mustang, this is the best explanation of what the George W. Bush charity does for our soldiers:
The George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative honors the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and military families by improving their well-being and unleashing their potential. Through research, resources, programs and Presidential recognition – the unique ability of the former Commander in Chief to convene, spotlight, and inspire – the Military Service Initiative unites and empowers communities, non-profits (military service organizations), business, academia, philanthropy and individual citizens to effectively support post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families in the areas of jobs, wellness, family, education, housing, and women's veteran issues.

"I thank the Sondland-Durant Foundation, Ford Motor Company, Gooding & Company, and Jay Leno for their generosity in supporting the Military Service Initiative at the Bush Center," said President George W. Bush. "I also want to thank whoever buys this beautiful car for contributing to a worthy cause. You are helping ensure that our transitioning veterans and their families get the support they need and deserve, and I'm grateful."

The Auction
The George W. Bush-signed 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will roll across the Gooding and Company auction block this Saturday and when it does, Mr. Jay Leno will be helping spur the auction. Leno is an active supporter of the American military, so having a celebrity like him present the car will help to drive even more enthusiasm for this awesome piece of automotive history.

The auction company expects that this 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang could bring a price of anywhere between $75,000-100,000, so the uniqueness of this piece and the added intangible value of helping members of our military should bring at least double the MSRP of the car.


KRISTY THOMPSON (not verified)    August 11, 2015 - 2:00PM


Patrick Rall    August 12, 2015 - 10:25AM

In reply to by KRISTY THOMPSON (not verified)

You could be right with that, but with any President, I think that the value and rarity of a signature adds more value. In 25 years, Jay Leno will be looked back on like Johnny Carson, and Id bet that many people today dont know who Johnny Carson is. However, everyone today knows who George Bush (the first one) is, and he would have been president 25 years ago. I think that the Presidential signature will have more "staying power".

In any case, thanks for reading and commenting!