Sondland-Durant Supports Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative
Jay Leno and 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Help Raise $885,000 for U.S. Veterans at Gooding Auction in Monterey
Ford, September 11, 2015
Jay Leno teamed up with Ford Motor Company to raise $885,000 with the sale of a preproduction 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang, driven and signed by former President George W. Bush, at the Gooding & Company auction Aug. 15 as part of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The $700,000 hammer price grew to $885,000 with additional donations from auction guests. All proceeds will benefit George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, which helps foster a successful transition and reintegration from military service to civilian life for veterans post-Sept. 11, 2001.
Ford allocated the 2016 Shelby GT350 preproduction unit to Leno through Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation in support of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. In June, Henry Ford III joined President Bush for a walk-around of the car at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. President Bush drove the Shelby GT350 and signed the car’s dash.
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