Joslin Announces Opportunity to Win Iacocca Mustang
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Mustang, the car that "changed everything" in the automotive industry, will now contribute to finding a cure for diabetes. Joslin is raffling off a special edition of the famous "muscle" car – the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang.
Only 45 of the limited-edition Mustangs were made last year to honor the anniversary of the classic car’s introduction at the 1964 World’s Fair.
The Iacocca Family Foundation, which was created to fund diabetes research, donated the vehicle to Joslin’s High Hopes Fund to support work to improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications through innovative care, education, and research.
This "2009½" Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang fastback utilizes the latest in Ford performance technology, is painted a special Iacocca-chosen silver hue, and is valued at $70,000.
Raffle tickets can be purchased for $100 each starting today at www.joslin.org/iacocca. The drawing will take place live at the Joslin High Hopes Gala on November 20, 2010 where Joslin will honor members of the Iacocca family. Local car czar Herb Chambers has also joined in on this unique Joslin fundraising campaign and will be supporting the promotional efforts as well as showcasing the custom Mustang at his Ford dealership in Braintree, Mass.
The limited edition Mustang was custom-built by a team of artists, using composite construction laminates, a reinforced material that is primarily used in aerospace design. With its sunken headlights, slanted grill and low stance, the Mustang includes a 4.6-liter V8 engine with 320 horsepower. For more details on this remarkable car, see www.ilegacy.com.