The last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has been sold for an absurd amount of money, all for a good cause.
Normally, sales relating to the Ford F-150 wouldn't be newsworthy. After all, it's common knowledge that Ford sells them by the truckload (sorry). This one, however, is rather special because it represents the last example of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor's production run, which recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale for an absurd amount of money. Prices for the Raptor pick up usually start at $48,860. This one sold for an astonishing $157,000. That's over three times more than the MSRP.
Bearing the last VIN in the production run, the 2017 Raptor was donated by Ford to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. In addition to the winning $157,000 bid, a generous donation of $50,000 was also received anonymously, bringing the total to $207,000 raised for the organization. The winning bid was placed by Sam Pack, who happens to be the chief executive of the Texas-based Sam Pack Five Star Ford dealership. "Providing support to JDRF in its fight against diabetes is extremely important to my family and everyone at Ford Motor Company," said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager for Ford Performance.
"The auction of this one-of-a-kind Raptor is a true testament to Ford's commitment to JDRF and a great way to raise awareness for this extremely worthy cause. We're thrilled that the winning bidder chose to support such a wonderful organization." The Ford F-150 Raptor is an incredibly powerful pick-up, with a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V6 churning out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. And if you were in any doubt about its performance, 0-60 mph takes just 5.3 seconds – that's mightily impressive for a heavy-duty pick-up truck.