Custom 2013 Shelby GT500

The Henry Ford Health System has announced that they will auction off a one-off 2013 Shelby GT500 at the second annual “Get Your Heart Racing” fundraiser at Ford’s Dearbon test track this coming September. A creation of Melvin Betancourt, a designer at Ford, the special GT500 will feature a white exterior with contrasting white graphics, white 20-inch wheels, and white leather Recaro seats with black stitching. Under the hood will be the all new supercharged 5.8-liter V8 producing 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft torque. Betancourt credits the Henry Ford Hospital for saving his life after he was diagnosed with an aortic dissection and underwent open heart surgery a little more than a decade ago.

This isn’t the first time that the Henry Ford Health System has auctioned off a car for charity. Last year a custom School Bus Yellow 2012 Mustang Boss 302 inspired by Parnelli Jones’ 1970 Trans-Am winning race car went to the highest bidder, raising $300,000 for the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute. Proceeds from this year’s auctions will once again be donated to the institute.

In addition to the auction the event will include a track event and pit party, with the proceeds from the ticket sales also going to the charity.

For more details on the auction and the “Get Your Heart” fundraiser, visit the Henry Ford Hospital’s web site.



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