Back in 2019 the first production version of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was auctioned by Barrett-Jackson for the impressive amount of $1.1 million. The winner of the bid was the company’s boss himself, Craig Jackson. Now, the car has been finally produced and it will be on display at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January.
What is even more special about this car, other than the price and the unit number, is its exterior color. Craig Jackson also owns the legendary 1968 Shelby EXP500 prototype known as the Green Hornet, one of the rarest and most remarkable Mustangs of all time. And, the color for the GT500 was of course inspired by the Green Hornet. We are talking about a Lime Green base topped with Candy Apple Green. It will also be the only GT500 to have the mirrors painted like the rest of the body, the others will sport black mirrors.
“In making this request, I truly had no idea what an extraordinary undertaking it was, but BASF and the paint specialists at Penske went above and beyond to make that happen,” said Jackson. “The entire team at Ford went out of their way to help my dream become a reality, and I couldn’t be more grateful.”