And help out a good cause in the process.
Want to get your hands on a new Ford GT? Too bad, because they're (just about) all sold out. And once those orders are fulfilled, there won't be any more. Of course, you could try to get one second-hand, but then you wouldn't be able to spec it just the way you want. Unless you place the winning bid at this upcoming charity auction.
Ford has donated one of the last allocations for its highly sought-after supercar to the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation, which will have RM Sotheby's auction it off to support its charitable activities during the foundation's 25th anniversary gala on October 5.
Because this is an allocation slot (and not an existing, completed example), the winning bidder will be able to spec their new Ford GT any way they want. That includes not only the standard array of options, but otherwise sold-out special editions like the Carbon Series and Heritage Edition as well – everything short, it seems, of the MkII track version. The patron will even be able to choose between 2020, 2021, and 2022 model years, with the car to be completed and delivered accordingly.
"As our biggest fundraiser of the year, the evening promises to be an exciting night for all," said museum director Terry L. Karges.
"We're grateful for Ford's contribution to this year's gala. The winning bidder will enjoy this extremely rare opportunity as well as make a significant impact on our community." This year's gala honors the Ford Motor Company and the Ford family, with executive chairman Bill Ford to accept the honor on behalf of his extended family of Henry Ford's descendants.
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation doesn't just benefit the museum itself and its unsurpassed collection of classic cars, but provides science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education programs for 100,000 students, and buses to over 10,000 Title-I students from low-income families.