Wallace auctions Mustang for charity

Retired NASCAR driver and soon-to-be Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace is set to auction a special-edition, NASCAR-style Ford Mustang for charity later this week at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to a press release yesterday from Rusty Wallace Inc. and distributed by Roush Yates.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the NASCAR Foundation. The Mustang is set to cross the auction block at approximately 10 p.m. ET Wednesday.

“I am so proud of this car,” Wallace said. “This is the nicest car we’ve ever built out of our shop. It’s not a toy, that’s for sure. It’s one mean machine. I’m really excited to auction this car and raise a lot of money for the NASCAR Foundation.

According to the press release, the Ford featured a 358 cubic-inch V-8 Roush Yates engine that is capable of producing almost 800 horsepower. It also features SFI-approved dual racing seats with headrests and leg restraints, custom designed Billet Specialties aluminum wheels, Elite Series Auto Meter instruments, a MOMO Italy/Max Papis Inc. customized steering wheel featuring the NASCAR Foundaiton logo, Sherwin Williams paint, a full rolle cage, an on-board fire suppression system and NASCAR-style fuel cell.

“I’m really passionate about this project,” Wallace said. “I’ve had a lot of fun with it. The car’s engine has a lot of power — about 800. Its paint is fantastic, and everything on the car is really first-class. The person that gets this Mustang will be getting one of the highest-quality NASCAR-style cars you’ve ever seen.”

The auction will be shown live on SPEED Channel. The network is also set to interview Wallace and show behind-the-scenes footage of the building of the car.

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