ROUSH Performance, in partnership with the Ford Motor Company, is going to put the very last production 2008 ROUSH P-51ATM Mustang under the gavel and spotlights of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event at West Palm Beach, Fla. This car, number 151 in a limited production run of 151, will be sold on Saturday, March 29 with proceeds going to the Salute to Education Scholarship charity.
"Number 151 is a pretty significant car for ROUSH considering the total inventory of ROUSH P-51ATM Mustangs basically sold out within 24 hours when the dealer order banks were opened up," said Joe Thompson, general manager of ROUSH Performance. "Whoever ends up with this car will truly acquire a part of ROUSH history."
Jack Roush, the motorsports legend, NASCAR team owner, and aviation enthusiast who owns and flies his own World War II P-51 fighter planes, will be in attendance personally overseeing the bidding on the highest horsepower Mustang that ROUSH Performance has every built. He is flying in from the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway specifically for the auction.
Shown in the Barrett-Jackson catalog as lot number 667, the ROUSH P-51ATM is expected to be seen going under the gavel live during the SPEED Channel television broadcast that evening.