Images courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Images courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

When Richard Petty and the folks at Petty’s Garage out of Randleman, North Carolina, were tasked with building a 2017 Mustang GT for the Paralyzed Veterans of America foundation, they did not disappoint.

Richard is extremely involved in this build and that’s something unique. - Will Cheek, Petty Garage

The Paralyzed Veterans of America foundation was originally founded by a band of wounded soldiers who had returned home from World War II, and had suffered from spinal cord injuries as part of their military service. Fast forward to today, and this organization continues to be dedicated to providing all veterans and people with disabilities with everything they need to live full and productive lives.

“Richard is extremely involved in this build and that’s something unique,” said Will Cheek, Petty Garage aftermarket and restoration sales manager. “He knows we’re building this for Paralyzed Veterans of America so he wants it to stand out a little bit. Every time he goes through the shop he comes by and looks at it. When they were laying out the stripes and putting the stripes on it, Richard was very involved in telling them what he liked and what he didn’t like, and how he wanted it to be. He’s really involved in each detail of this car.”

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Images courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Petty's Garage 2017 Ford Mustang GT

  • 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine
  • Stage 3 Whipple supercharger
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 3-way adjustable coilovers
  • Petty’s Garage adjustable front and rear sway bars
  • Petty’s Garage critical bushings upgrade
  • 4-wheel power disc brakes with “Blue Petty” calipers
  • Petty’s Garage rear spoiler and custom grille
  • Custom White, Red and Blue paint scheme
  • Custom Katzkin interior
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America logo embroidered into headrests
  • Barton Industries short throw shifter
  • Petty’s Garage shifter knob
  • 20-inch HRE FF01 wheels
  • Continental Force Contact tires
This unique 2017 Mustang GT built by Petty’s Garage will be donated to the Mecum Auctions, and will be available at this year’s Kissimmee 2017 event in Kissimmee, Florida.

All of the proceeds will directly benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America foundation; and the new owner will also acquire a “unique automobile born of a unique collaboration between Ford and Petty’s Garage, the King’s very own high-performance speed shop founded in 2008 and operating out of Randleman, North Carolina,” according to the original ad.

“We are honored to work with Richard Petty on this car and raise funds through Mecum Auction,” said Al Kovach, Jr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “The Petty family, including Richard Petty Motorsports and Petty’s Garage, are valued supporters of our organization and the entire veteran community. We are grateful to have them as a part of the Paralyzed Veterans family.”

Richard Petty will also be in attendance at this year’s Kissimmee Auto Auction; where the car will auctioned on January 14, 2017. Whoever the new owner is of this one-of-a-kind Petty’s Garage built Mustang ends up being, they’ll be happy to know there’s an 850 HP Whipple supercharged Coyote under the hood that’s backed by a Barton Industries short-throw shifter, too.