Among the astronomically-priced trailer queens, pimped-out SUVs and the just plain weird vehicles that have been on the auction block at Barrett Jackson, next month, there will be one good-hearted gem of a hot rod that will find its way to the podium.
One of Ford's 75th Anniversary Deuce convertibles will be auctioned off January 16 or 17, with the proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Signed by Edsel B. Ford II and constructed by Hot Rods and Horsepower, the Deuce features a 32-valve 348 V8, custom leather interior with 75th Anniversary logos, air conditioning and power windows all in one of HR&HP's replica all-metal '32 Ford Dearborn Deuce bodies. While its retail value is estimated at $250,000, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is probably expecting much more from this auction.
Additionally, Ford II is signing another ten 75th Anniversary Deuces for sale at the auction. Each of those cars will have a $25,000 buyer's premium that will go to local JDRF chapters.
So while it's still a gorgeous, outrageously expensive trailer queen, it's for charity. That makes it all good.
More photos of the JDRF Deuce after the jump.
[Sources: Gizmag, Ford, Barrett-Jackson]