At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Gooding & Company will auction off a special car for a good cause. It’s a 2015 Shelby GT350, signed by former President George W. Bush, and it will benefit the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative.
To be auctioned by Jay Leno, this Shelby GT350 bears the signature of the former Commander in Chief on its dashboard and a 5.2 liter flat-plane crank V8 engine. It is expected to sell for $75,000 to $100,000, all of which will go to George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, a charity that honors the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and military families, easing their transition into civilian life. Since Bush created lots of these veterans with his wars, this is the least he can do for them.
As the hard-core, track-focused version of the new Mustang GT, Shelby GT350 comes with lots of high-performance goodies such as a custom aero kit, lightweight six-speed manual transmission, Ford-tuned Torsen limited-slip differential, Brembo six-piston fixed calipers, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, MagneRide dampers, and …
“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.”