We know the new Shelby GT350R is designed to make mincemeat out of a road course. Turns out, it's no slouch making a slow crawl across the auction block either.
Over the weekend at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, Ford CEO Mark Fields drove the white pre-production GT350R you see here onstage as bidding for the rights to the first customer car, VIN #001, kicked off.
What ensued will become part of the new Super Stang's legened, as the price quickly shot to $500,000, then to $800,000, and finally ended with a $1 million hammer price to a phone bidder. The lofty sum goes to a good place, however—proceeds from the auction and its ongoing mission to cure Type 1 diabetes. You can .
The new owner gets to spec car #001 to his liking, and Mark Fields will hand-deliver the keys in a ceremony at Ford world headquarters in Dearborn.
Here's how the action went down at Barrett-Jackson: