The time has come for the custom widebody Mustang from Galpin Auto Sports to find a new owner. Built by Galpin for industrial company SPX, this specially built Mustang features a hand-built body that widens the car by an incredible nine inches highlighted by PPG Candy Apple Red paint. Under the hood is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing over 700 horsepower, and it has also been fitted with forged three-piece wheels, a custom suede interior, upgraded exhaust system and more.

Whether it was the look and sound of the car or whether bidders were simply feeling generous, this attention-grabbing pony car nabbed a final bid of $160,000, all of which will be donated to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. You can see our live photos above, or hit the jump to watch a video of the car being auctioned off in case you missed it on SPEED.


Vehicle Description:

SPX Commissioned this "one-of-a-kind" Ford Mustang created in collaboration with Ford Racing and the amazing craftsmen at Galpin Auto Sports to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson's 2012 Scottsdale auction with all proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Founded in 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children's research Hospital treats children with cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. SPX is a Charlotte-based, Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturer with operations in more than 35 countries. SPX's highly engineered solutions support three critical needs around the world: electricity, processed foods and beverages, and vehicle service. SPX has a history of supporting St. Jude with the help of Barrett-Jackson. As Chris Kearney, Chairman, President and CEO of SPX shares, "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an excellent organization that does amazing work. Over the past two years, we've worked with Barrett-Jackson to raise more than $450,000 toward St. Jude's fundraising efforts, and we look forward to adding to that sum with this year's auction." "The 1969 Ford BOSS 429 Mustang inspired this year's effort," notes Dave Kowalski, Vice President of SPX. "SPX wanted to blend modern technology and capture the stealthy essence of 60's muscle cars," he adds. It seems both 5.0 Mustang Magazine and Rides Magazine agree SPX achieved their goals as each magazine featured the SPX/St. Jude Mustang on their covers. Renowned Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) of California developed the Mustang to "perform as well as it looks," said Ted Mengiste, director at GAS. Galpin widened the Mustang body nine inches, using all hand-rolled metal fabrication. As Ted points out, "We gave it a blown 5.0L Ford Engine with a competition cam, producing over 700 hp, coupled to a Getrag 6-speed manual transmission and other bits and pieces from Ford Racing." Wilwood brakes and rotors were installed for braking. While the 22X14 and 22X11 Forgiato three-piece custom wheels with Pirelli Tires help transmit over 630 ft lbs of torque "to the ground." Its black interior is accented in red suede with headrests that give tribute to St. Jude. Sunpro, a product of SPX, provided gauges. The Mustang audio system is upgraded with massive JLT speakers and amps, while maintaining the original stock head unit. The exterior is painted in a unique PPG red, reminiscent of the 60's candy apple red paint jobs. Performance lowering spring, Bassani exhaust, BOSS Laguna Seca pedestal spoiler, and the 1969 BOSS 429 hood scoop round out this highly customized muscle car. **ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL** **WILL BE SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 8PM ON FRIDAY, January 20, 2012**


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      kevsflanagan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a feeling if it wasnt so over the top Sema show styled it could of fetched more for charity. Though I will say that B-J, Galpin and SPX are great for doing this for charity.
      Jarda
      • 2 Years Ago
      "THE VIDEO YOU ARE TRYING TO WATCH CAN NOT BE VIEWED FROM YOUR CURRENT COUNTRY OR LOCATION." Is it 2005 again? O.o
      ICantDrive88
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like alot about this car but with 2 major exceptions. 1) The hood scoop doesn't look well integrated to the hood. It looks taped on almost. 2) The wheels do not belong on this car. The car's line's are smooth, elegant and flowing. The wheels are edgy and sharp. There's no flow, they are the kind of wheels that make you think "these are random aftermarket." While maybe they look good by themselves, whoever designed this car did not take the time to match them with the car they put them on. It's a shame since the color of the car is also amazing, definitive Mustang red. The wheels could have incorporated it too. Maybe it was too rushed?
      Skean
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drive it hard for 2 years then take it back for auction is what I would do if I had that kind of cabbage.
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Possibly the most hideous car I've every seen..... And those vents on the quarters couldn't look more out of place if they were held on with duct tape.
      tributetodrive
      • 2 Years Ago
      grotesque
      HoSway!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm glad that this thing is being sold for charity! I feel bad that the winner has to have a Mustang that looks like a car from Need For Speed.
      jbm0866
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a big fan of the plastic fender flares, but I am digging those wheels! Of course an inch or two smaller on the diameter would probably look better..and be more practical as well.
      jbm0866
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just read where the flares are metal and not plastic...but still not crazy about it.