The custom Ford Mustang hero car from the movie Need for Speed finally went under the hammer after much teasing, and fetched $300,000. Proceeds from the sale of Need for Speed Mustang will benefit Henry Ford Health System which provides health insurance and healthcare for the masses.
Need for Speed Mustang is a customized Shelby Mustang with a wide body kit, Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels, new air intakes, extended rocker panels, a twin-snorkel hood and low-profile mirrors. The car is finished in silver paint with Kona Blue racing stripes, and is powered by a tuned V8 engine.
Driven by Aaron Paul in the film, the Need for Speed Mustang was bought by Dave Flynn of Columbiana, Ohio, who placed the highest bid.
“Everyone has a Mustang story, and the new owner of this movie car now has one that is particularly special,” says Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “Snagging such a high-profile car right now – 50 years after the birth of America’s first pony car – is something to be cherished. And helping such an important cause makes the sale even more memorable.”