Not a bad price for a piece of history.
As some of you may recall, a prototype version of the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet recently went up for auction at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas. The car went for $200,000, which Ford donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to the car itself, the winning bid also came with training at Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School, a tour of Ford Product Development and Ford Design Studios with Dave Pericak, the Mustang chief engineer.
It also came with a video of the build, testing and auction at Barrett-Jackson, although this isn’t as easy to get excited about as everything else. The Cobra Jet isn’t a new model for 2014, Ford has offered factory-ready drag cars for NHRA competition since 1964, with the last several generations going under the name Cobra Jet. Several engines are usually offered, to meet different NHRA class requirements, and the prototype that was auctioned had a supercharged racing version of the 5.0-liter V8 from the Mustang GT, mated to a T4 racing transmission.