Special-edition Iacocca Mustang GT set for auction by Barrett-Jackson

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Special-edition Iacocca Mustang GT set for auction by Barrett-Jackson
The Iaccoca Mustang GTs were styled by Michael Leone of 'Eleanor' fame | Barrett-Jackson photos

Just 45 special-edition 2009 Ford Mustang GTs honoring Lee Iacocca were produced, celebrating both the man credited with inventing this new kind of American car as well as marking Mustang’s 45th anniversary.

Called the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition, the cars were styled with unique bodywork by Michael Leone, famed for creating the Eleanor Mustang for the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. Each of the Iacocca specials was painted bright silver.  

Special-edition Iacocca Mustang GT set for auction by Barrett-Jackson
Each of the 45 special-edition Mustangs were painted in bright silver

All of the special-edition Mustangs were sold new by Galpin Ford in southern California, which had the fastback coupes built in California by Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters.

The 20th Mustang in the series will be auctioned at no reserve by Barrett-Jackson during its West Palm Beach. Florida, sale that takes place from April 12-15. The car is essentially new, having been driven just 500 miles, and it comes with full documentation and certificate of authenticity.

Special-edition Iacocca Mustang GT set for auction by Barrett-Jackson
The diamond-stitched leather seats and trim adorn the interior

Leone’s smoothed-out restyling is striking and distinctive, and the coachbuilt Mustangs have become sought-after collector cars. They are powered by supercharged 4.6-liter V8s rated at 400 horsepower and linked with five-speed manual transmissions.

The cars also feature 20-inch alloy wheels, diamond-stitched leather seats and special badging, including unique Iacocca plaques on the dashboard and under the hood.

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For information about Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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