Having played an important role in Caroll Shelby’s 1965 International Championship win in 1965, Allen Grant is one of the greatest American racers in history.


Grant first began his rise to prominence in the local autocross and club racing scene before becoming a welder for Shelby American in 1963. From there, it wasn’t long before he got behind the wheel himself, eventually achieving victory from the driver’s seat of the one and only Shelby Cobra.


Now, Ford, Shelby, and racing fans alike can score a piece of illustrious history, as Grant’s personal 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is being raffled off for charity. 


Proceeds from this raffle, which is being hosted by the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association, will benefit the Desert Cancer Foundation, which helps cancer patients without insurance pay for their treatment. Since its inception two decades ago, the Desert Cancer Foundation has helped more than 8,000 people and paid for over $82.4 million in medical bills.


The Palm Springs Cruisin Association certainly chose a beauty with Grant’s Shelby GT350R. This car has been finished  in Triple Yellow with black interior and a black-painted roof, with a livery matching Grant’s old yellow Cobra racer.


Otherwise, the car is mostly stock, but seeing as how this vehicle was recently discontinued and is fitted with Ford’s beloved flat-plane crank 5.2L Voodoo V8, it’s likely to draw considerable interest.


However, there’s one more important thing to note about this one-of-a-kind Mustang, and that’s is the fact that its black stripes were designed by George Lucas. Yes. That George Lucas.


The creative genius behind Star Wars has been close friends with Allen Grant since the two men belonged to the same car club decades ago. Before Lucas decided to get into film, he had dreams of becoming a race car driver.


In addition to this multitude of famous fingerprints, the car also comes with an extra set of aluminum racing wheels and tires, which the raffle winner will get to test out on the track as a personal guest of Grant himself.


Those interested in entering to win Grant’s personal Shelby GT350R can purchase raffle tickets here. Even better, use the promo code FORD25 and get 25 percent more entries. The raffle is scheduled to end on May 22nd, at which time the lucky winner will be chosen.


Are you interested in getting behind the wheel of the incomparable Ford Mustang today, without relying on luck alone? If so, click here to check out the impressive inventory of new Mustang models that are currently available right now at Haldeman Ford East Windsor. 

Once you find the perfect ride for you, don’t hesitate to contact us online, by phone, or in person today to schedule a test drive!
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