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October 20, 2015

One-of-a-Kind Shelby Mustang Auction for Wounded Warriors

Wounded_warrior_ford_shelby_mustang-frontviewJack and Claire Miller, owners of the restaurant chain Miller's Ale House, are auctioning off a very rare 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500. The red, white, and blue Mustang, emblazoned with the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) logo is expected to sell for almost $1 million on eBay and 100 percent of the proceeds will directly go to WWP, in support of its 20 life-saving programs and services, which are offered free of charge to veterans, their caregivers, and families.

Make your bid quickly, because the Ford Mustang eBay auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project will end on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 6pm Pacific time.

Wounded_warrior_ford_shelby_mustang-sideviewUnder its hood is a 550-horsepower, 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission to promise 0- to 60-mph acceleration in 4.4 seconds.

The Mustang being sold by the Millers was bought in a charity auction in 2012, and has been driven more than 15,000 miles, covering 48 States in 35 days. Along the way, it was signed by many veterans, relatives, and friends of those whose loved ones served our country, including many who incurred serious physical, mental, and emotional trauma as a result of combat exposure while defending the freedom we all love and cherish.

"I have 69 Mustangs, but this Mustang, and the charity auction, means a lot to me," said Jack Miller, owner of the vehicle. "It goes beyond the automobile; it comes from my heart. It's for the soldiers."

The total number of signatures, approximately 2,000, include those who were seriously injured, and those who suffered emotional trauma as a result of combat exposure in American conflicts going back to the Second World War. The signatures of several legendary sports figures—including Joe Namath, Bob Griese, and Dan Marino also mark the vehicle.

Wounded_warrior_project-logo"I was never in the service, but I had a lot of friends who were killed in the line of duty," said Miller. "The Wounded Warrior Project is a great charity. Ask Donald Trump and David Copperfield. It's their favorite charity, and I think they're both going to bid on the vehicle."

The winner of the eBay auction will be given a round-trip flight from anywhere in the continental United States to Jupiter, Florida, where they will be given a personal tour of the museum. Then, the winner will be invited by the entire Miller family to dinner at the first location of the Miller's Ale House, the restaurant chain owned by Claire and Jack Miller.

"The support being offered by the Miller family is remarkable," said Steve Nardizzi, chief executive officer at WWP. "We are extremely grateful for their generous donation, which is providing us with the critical resources that we need to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, and make an impact in the lives of the veterans that we serve."

 

About Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

 


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