For the 2012 Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, there are a number of charity cars, who’s sales benefit a worthy cause. This year one of them is a customized Platt and Payne Signature Edition 2005 Mustang (Lot 2001), the proceeds of the sale to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation on Thursday night September, 20th.
This car has an interesting story. It was generously donated back to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation by Mike Jenkins who purchased it for $190,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2009. The car was built and donated originally to DGF for sale at Barrett-Jackson as a charity car by Mike Langston.
It was purchased a second time for $105,000 by Patrick and Nancy Hurst at Barrett-Jackson Orange County 2012 and donated back for auction again at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas. It’s safe to say this car has had a mission, to raise money over and over again for DGF.
The striking car itself is a limited production Shadrach “Platt and Payne Signature Edition” built to commemorate two drag racing legends, Hubert Platt and Randy Payne, both of whom are in the NHRA Hall of Fame.
Platt, known early in his career for a series of “Georgia Shaker” race cars, was picked by Lee Iacocca at Ford Motor Company to head its 1968-70 Eastern drag team. During that time he drove a 428 Cobra Jet Mustang to an NHRA SS/IA record of 12.41 seconds at 112.92 miles an hour and won the ’69 Winter Championships and AHRA U.S.
Teammate Randy Payne piloted his Torino Cobra to victory so many times that no one ever challenged the validity of his nickname, “Mr. Big Stuff.” Payne won every event in his class while racing for Ford, including the first sanctioned drag race held in Canada.
When he won all three nights in Super Stock at Daytona Beach, by elimination he wound up running the finals against himself, a feat that has never recurred. Platt and Payne were a charismatic duo who put on drag racing seminars for Ford dealers at tracks all across America.
The two Georgians and their cars were known collectively as “The Going Thing.” The “Ultimate Super Muscle Car”, this Shadrach Mustang combines unique styling, the best of available automotive technology, state-of-the-art components and the finest custom assembly expertise in the car marketplace, delivering unprecedented power and performance.
Every aspect of a stock Mustang GT, from the engine, suspension and drivetrain was enhanced or upgraded with the best available components to include the exciting and unique Shadrach design theme, which includes custom widebody trim, 20″ Shadrach wheels by Weld and many other interior and exterior enhancements.
Established in 2002 by Champion Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn and his wife Lisa, the Foundation’s mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. Proceeds from the auction of the 2005 Shadrach “Platt & Payne Signature Edition” Ford Mustang will benefit the foundation’s mission including its Wheelchair Donation Program, Education & Prevention Program and Patient Assistance Fund.
See our full auction list for Ford and Mustang.