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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca in Grabber Blue – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford is continuing its tradition of auctioning off a Mustang for charity at Barrett-Jackson this month by offering a one-off 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca painted Grabber Blue. Regular production versions of the car will only be offered in either black or silver with red accents. "Since this Boss Mustang will have a very low production number and be specially built for our 40th anniversary event, the new owner will have a special piece of performance history for their collection," says Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson.

Ford has previously offered special Mustangs for charity at Barrett-Jackson including the first production Shelby GT500KR, the first production 2010 Shelby GT500, and a Daytona 500 pace car. This year, all proceeds of the sale above the car's MSRP will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

You can read full details about the auction in the press release after the jump.

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A racing legend and a race-inspired car will team up to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at the 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz.

A spectacular, one-of-a-kind factory-painted Grabber Blue 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca will be sold to the highest bidder with none other than racing great Parnelli Jones providing commentary from the auction stage with Ford's Mustang team. Jones won the 1970 Trans-Am season opener in a Boss 302 and the Laguna Seca is named after the track where he won that race. The event will be televised live on SPEED channel.

"I am very excited to see that Ford is carrying on the tradition of the Boss Mustang," said Jones. "Ford had the right ingredients to bring back this legendary car and it's a great addition to the Mustang lineup."

Alongside Jones on the auction stage will be Ford's President of The Americas Mark Fields and Mustang Chief Engineer Dave Pericak.

"Like the legendary Parnelli Jones, the Boss Mustang we will be auctioning is truly one-of-a-kind. It is the only 2012 Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca we will ever build," said Fields. "The winning bidder on this car will not only become part of Mustang history but also will be a pioneer in the next chapter of the Boss legacy. At the same time, he or she will be contributing to a worthy cause, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation."

All proceeds from the auction of the car above MSRP will benefit JDRF, a leader in research leading to a cure for Type 1 diabetes. During the past four years, Ford – partnering with Barrett-Jackson – has raised nearly $2.5 million for charity through sales of vehicles at auction.

"With its combination of hot styling and serious performance, Ford's Boss Mustang has always been at the top of the list for collectors," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson Company. "Since this Boss Mustang will have a very low production number and be specially built for our 40th anniversary event, the new owner will have a special piece of performance history for their collection. It's a rare opportunity to support charity while taking home a very desirable modern collectible car."

This Boss 302 Laguna Seca – a one-of-one production unit – was built specifically for auction at Barrett-Jackson. In addition to the unique Grabber Blue body color, it features:

• Distinctive black accents on the roof, mirrors and spoiler, Citic Diecastel wheels and C-Stripe
• Recaro seats with Grabber Blue seat embroidery and Rear X-Brace
• Grabber Blue grille surround

The Laguna Seca package pares the race-inspired 2012 Boss 302 down to its essential elements, with aggressive suspension, chassis and aerodynamic tuning, creating a ready-for-racing Boss.

The Boss Mustang is set to become the quickest, best-handling, straight-production Mustang ever offered by Ford. In fact, Ford would not green-light Boss Mustang production until track testing confirmed it would top one of the world's best at the time – the 2010 BMW M3.

The Boss 302 Laguna Seca delivers more than 1.03 g of lateral acceleration, stopping distances shortened by three feet from 60 mph over Boss, 0-60 mph acceleration improvements of one tenth of a second, and an overall expected lap time improvement of one to two seconds versus the standard Boss on a typical road course.

The limited-production Mustang Boss 302 and Laguna Seca will be built at AutoAlliance International Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The way the Leguna Seca edition should of looked from the beginning.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come on Ford, sell the Mustang here in Europe! I love it, I am a sucker for blue :-D
        • 4 Years Ago
        you have to wait 3 more years
        hopefully the next generation will be as much über as the current one is
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anything would be better than red stripes and red wheels.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. The Mustang created the ”pony car” class of American automobiles, sports car-like coupes with long hoods and short rear deck and gave rise to competitors such as General Motors, Chevrolet Camaro, AMC Javelin, and Chrysler redesigned Plymouth barracuda and Dodge Challenger. It also inspired coupés such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri which were exported to the United States. http://www.carscoche.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thank GOD there will only be one of those. That is one tacky looking car. Very amateurish looking. Especially those un-filled light place holders in the grill.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sportsbike = Moron
        • 4 Years Ago
        I guess I have not drank enough grabberblue Ford Kool-aid yet. I think that car is tacky and silly looking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford this is what the LS Boss should look like. Not that Fast and Furious looking model you gave the general public.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stifle it, Haters. Go refit the Fartcans to your Civics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anyone else hot? Love this car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Or how about a Bullit edition in highland green with the Boss 302 motor? :)

      I like the specs of the Boss 302, it just seems that they are going to be unobtainable due to production levels/dealer allocation.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honestly, this is the best looking version of the Boss 302 I've seen yet. I don't like the wheels on the regular Boss 302 and I absolutely hate the red all over the Leguna Seca car (especially the wheels).

      Ford should definately consider offering the Leguna Seca in regular colors, they'd sell a bunch of them.

      I've been tracking my car for about 6 years now and I never see anyone that's not in an EVO paint their car in such an outlandish fashion as the LS edition is. They really need to rethink those color schemes for the ultimate track version of this car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's pretty tough looking. Much better than the silver/red.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love Grabber Blue... that color just looks perfect on the Mustang
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