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US:Ford GTX1 Heads to Barrett-Jackson Auction

001 of a Kind: Ford GTX1 Heads to Barrett-Jackson Auction

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Special-edition Ford GTX1 from the 2005 SEMA show is going up for auction in Palm Beach, benefiting a children's charity. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The first-production Ford GTX1 roadster will hit the block in late March at the 2006 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Event, with proceeds from the no-reserve sale earmarked for charity.

The No. 001 car was designed by Kip Ewing and built by Gennadi Design Group as a special-edition model for the 2005 SEMA show. The GTX1 features a unique four-piece removable hard top that converts the car from a closed coupe to either a T-top or an open roadster.

The production version, with serial number 001, is fully street legal, with a supercharged 650-horsepower, 5.4-liter V8, as well as modified exhaust, unique wheels and custom paint.

Barrett-Jackson auctioned off a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 earlier this year at its Scottsdale event. The Palm Beach auction runs March 30 through April 1. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sale of the GTX1 will benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

What this means to you: Who knew that buying a supercar could also be an act of charity?

My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

My next Ford.....
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