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Barrett-Jackson To Auction All-New 7th Gen Mustang To Support Juvenile Diabetes

At the upcoming Barrett-Jackson next week, Ford has donated the very first 7th Generation Mustang to support the fight against juvenile diabetes.
Posted: January 23, 2023 - 11:52AM
Author: Marc Stern

To aid the fight against diabetes, Ford is bringing the most powerful Mustang GT to Barrett-Jackson’s annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Seventh-Gen Mustang Up For Auction

The all-new, seventh-generation 2024 Mustang GT with VIN 001 will be auctioned off on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. MST. All sales proceeds will benefit JDRF, the leading global type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and advocacy organization whose mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

“Ford has a long tradition of supporting charities through the Barrett-Jackson auction, and we’re proud to offer the all-new Mustang GT to support worthy causes like juvenile diabetes research,” said Mustang Marketing Manager Jim Owens. “This seventh generation is our most powerful Mustang GT yet, and the winning bidder will not only support a good cause but also become the owner of the first Mustang GT.”

This marks three generations of VIN 001 Mustang vehicles to be auctioned for charity at Barrett-Jackson, also joining the ranks of recent prized ponies like the Mustang Shelby GT500, Mustang Mach 1, and Mustang Bullitt.

Mustang GT sports a head-turning design inside and out, from a modern chiseled exterior that nods to the 1960s original to a driver-centric digital cockpit that features two large customizable digital displays with real-time rendered 3D graphics.

This Mustang ‘Redefines Driving Freedom’

The all-new 2024 Mustang GT redefines driving freedom with its most powerful 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 ever – an engine that delivers up to 486 horsepower and 418 pounds-feet. of torque, thanks to a new dual air intake and the throttle body design with an available active-valve performance exhaust system. It can be connected to a rev-matching six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic.

The Mustang GT is available with an optional Performance Pack, which adds a host of track-focused features like Recaro® seats and active exhaust. The drive modes combined with the fine-tuned digital engine, suspension, and steering controls allow drivers to enjoy peak performance everywhere, from their favorite roads to their local tracks. The electronic drift brake unlocks the rear-wheel-drive drifting capability of the Mustang, which can help novices learn to drift on the track.

The winning bidder can choose from any standard Ford Mustang GT fastback option, including two transmission types, 11 exterior colors, an all-new lineup of alloy wheels ranging from 18 to 20 inches, and Brembo brake calipers that come in three colors: Black, Red, and Grabber Blue. They can also choose from available interior packages and the above-mentioned Performance Pack. For more information, visit the Barrett-Jackson website.

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Marc Stern has been an automotive writer since 1971 when an otherwise normal news editor said, "You're our new car editor," and dumped about 27 pounds of auto stuff on my desk. I was in heaven as I have been a gearhead from my early days. As a teen, I spent the usual number of misspent hours hanging out at gas stations (a big thing in my youth) and working on cars. From there on, it was a straight line to my first column for the paper "You Auto Know," an enterprise I handled faithfully for 32 years. Not many people know that I also handled computer documentation for a good part of my earnings while writing YAN. My best writing, though, was always in cars. My work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, etc. You can follow me on: Twitter or