It seems 2021 will be the year of the exciting charity car auction, with many of this year’s most anticipated vehicles heading across the block in the coming months. We already knew General Motors was auctioning off the first C8 Corvette Convertible and GMC Hummer EV, but Ford’s upcoming auction is just as exciting. That’s because the very first 2021 Ford Bronco, wearing VIN #001, will cross the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in March. But it’s not the only cool Ford at the auction, as the very first S550 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will also be sold for charity also.
The 2021 Ford Bronco will almost certainly bring the most money of the pair, just because it’s the Bronco. It’s the first time the Bronco name has been on a vehicle since the 90s, and everyone is excited about its return, whether they’re a car enthusiast or not.
Unsurprisingly, Ford has selected a very nicely equipped Bronco to take VIN #001. It’ll be a two door First Edition model, painted in Lighting Blue, which is exclusive to the special edition model. As with all First Edition Broncos, it’s got all the off-road components of the Badlands model, plus the Sasquatch package, and comes with the 2.7 liter V6 and 10 speed automatic. Inside, it’ll feature the Navy Pier interior trim, and get every option available to the Bronco.
All of the profits from this Ford Bronco First Edition sale will be donated to the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound. Both of these charities are supported by the Bronco Wild Fund, which aims to protect the wilderness the Bronco allows its owners to explore.
While the Ford Mustang Mach 1 also up for charity auction at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale probably won’t sell for quite as much as the first new Bronco, it’s still an exciting offering. Like the Bronco, this Mustang Mach 1 will be a fully loaded example wearing VIN #001. The track focused muscle car will be painted in Mach 1 exclusive Fighter Jet Gray, and feature the optional Handling Package. The Mach 1 is Ford’s attempt to bridge the gap between the now discontinued Mustang Bullitt and Shelby GT350, giving customers retro styling with serious track performance.
The full proceeds of the sale will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF), which raises money for research aimed to treat and eventually prevent and cure type 1 diabetes.
With the addition of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and Bronco, Barrett-Jackson have announced their Scottsdale auction will include more VIN #001 and first produced vehicles than any before it. The full list of first of their kind vehicles passing the auction block is almost hard to believe: