Interested in buying a Mustang race car? If so, the place to be is the upcoming Barrett-Jackson car auction in Las Vegas on October 17th, 18th and 19th. Not only can you bid on a variety of classic and exotic street cars, but you’ll also have the chance to buy a limited edition factory-built Mustang race car.
Developed exclusively for use in the Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup, the Mustang FR500S was co-developed by Ford Racing Technology and Miller Motorsports Park and is the newest addition to the Mustang FR500 racing family. A total of 77 cars were manufactured at AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock, MI, which makes the FR500S the first race car built by Ford Motor Company at a production facility that was made available for sale to the public. Although the car does have a serial number, it does not have a VIN and is not street-legal.
This unique FR500S, complete with two Sparco racing seats and a second set of safety harnesses, saw considerable track time in 2008 promoting the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge during the 2008 season. The car was first driven at Road Atlanta by 1989 Mustang Trans-Am Champion Dorsey Schroeder, who had a great time behind the wheel.
“This car is balanced, forgiving, and predictable, and the brakes are great . everything you could ever want in a race car.”
This “media car” was also raced successfully by guest drivers including JG Pasterjack (“Grassroots Motorsports”), Brian Smith (SPEEDtv.com) and Team Falken Ford Racing Mustang world champion drifter, Vaughn Gittin Jr. This car was also featured on the cover of the August 2008 issue of “Grassroots Motorsports” magazine, which provided extensive coverage of the Mustang Challenge series.
Offered by Ford Racing, the exclusivity, notoriety, and track pedigree of this special car make it perfect as a collector car, a Mustang Challenge race car, or a track car.
Source: Ford Digital Snippets
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