The 40th Anniversary Ford Shelby GT and Fender Stratocaster Raise $550,000

Scottsdale, AZ (February 5, 2008) -- Ford Motor Company and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation rocked the 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event with the auction of their matching limited edition Shelby GT Mustang and Stratocaster. This year the duo raised $550,000, nearly matching last year''s $600,000.

The event, held January 12-20, had a record-number 280,000 attendants who spent more than $88 million. On Saturday, January 19, the limited edition 40th Anniversary Ford Shelby GT500KR “King of the Road” Mustang coupe -- with matching Fender Stratocaster guitar -- raised $550,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The 540-horsepower Mustang is one of approximately 1,000 built, and is the first and only car offered with a “segment-exclusive” glass roof complete with Shelby’s signature racing stripes frosted on the glass.

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