First Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 off the line gets bespoke green paint

The primary 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 rolled off the meeting line in October this yr, and it’s a particular one. Bought for charity at a Barrett-Jackson public sale by Craig Jackson (the Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO), it’s painted in a bespoke green end that’s meant to imitate the 1968 Shelby EXP Prototype’s paint coloration.

The 1968 Shelby EXP Prototype (not too long ago re-restored) is best often called the Green Hornet, and Jackson at the moment owns the automobile. It was used as a take a look at mattress for efficiency improvements and applied sciences between Ford and Shelby. To get the green paint to match the unique, Ford mixed two green paints. It has a Lime Green base coat and a Sweet Apple Green outer. Collectively, they make a shocking green that isn’t out there anyplace in Ford’s paint catalog. The one green supplied from the manufacturing unit in 2020 for the Shelby GT500 is Grabber Lime.

Craig Jackson received the bid for $1.1 million at the 2019 Scottsdale Public sale, and he seems thrilled with the manner this automobile has turned out.

“In making this request, I actually had no thought what a unprecedented enterprise it was, however BASF and the paint specialists at Penske went above and past to make that occur,” Jackson says. “Your entire staff at Ford went out of their manner to assist my dream turn into a actuality, and I couldn’t be extra grateful.”

Different distinctive touches to this explicit automobile embrace the EXP500 lettering in the white stripe alongside the backside and body-color-painted mirrors — all different GT500s may have black-painted mirrors. The automobile appears very good, and we’d like to see this green or an identical green supplied as a manufacturing unit possibility.

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