Need for Speed silver and Blue Ford Mustang up for Barrett Jackson auction
“Need for Speed” film premieres on March 14. Ford Mustang Hero car featured in the movie will be offered at no reserve at at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, and proceeds will benefit Henry Ford Health System that works to improve health and well-being of a diverse community.
Mustang has over the past 50 years made an appearance in over 3,200 film and television shows. Ford Mustang Hero car in ‘Need for Speed’ is one of a few cars developed purely for a movie. This one has custom-designed wide body rolling on unique Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels. An enlarged lower grille with new air intakes, extended rocker panels, a twin-snorkel hood and low-profile mirrors have been used. On the exterior, custom silver paint with Kona Blue racing stripes and angel-eye fog lamps in the grille greet you.
“Mustang was cast in a leading role of the movie with screen time equal to many of the actors,” said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “Director Scott Waugh challenged our team to give this central character enough personality and American masculinity to take on some of the world’s most exotic cars, just like in the popular Electronic Arts video game that inspired the movie.
“The new owner of this particular Mustang will take home a rare vehicle, and their bid will increase access to critical health care services.”
“Need for Speed” has enjoyed immense success as a racing video game franchisee with more than 140 million games sold since the original edition debut 2 decades earlier. The Dreamworks Studios movie stars Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Dominic Cooper (“Captain America”), Imogen Poots (“Fright Night”) and Michael Keaton (“Batman”), and is directed by Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”).
At the South Florida Fairgrounds auction stage, Ford will offer ride-and-drive experiences of 2014 vehicles and hot-lap experiences in the Shelby GT500, Focus ST and Fiesta ST. All-new 2015 Ford Mustang and 2015 F-150 will be on display.