2011 Raffle Car is a Very Special Mustang
A car that will look mighty familiar to car buffs, movie-goers and Steve McQueen fans is the 2011 raffle car for the International Motor Racing Research Center.
It’s a 1967 Mustang, one-of-a-kind “resto-mod” built as a tribute to the famous Ford Highland Green Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the 1968 blockbuster movie “Bullitt.”
The car is fitted with contemporary features such as four-wheel disc brakes, five-speed transmission, fully independent suspension and many other modern components that make it a truly exciting automobile that a lucky Research Center supporter will win.
The Bullitt Mustang is valued at $72,500.
“We are really excited about this year’s raffle car as it gives people a once-in-a lifetime chance to win an incredible automobile while supporting the Center at the same time,” Research Center President J.C. Argetsinger said.
“We are certain that tickets for this year’s raffle will sell out quickly, and I encourage our supporters to purchase their tickets early,” Director of Marketing and Development Jon McKnight said.
Tickets go on sale June 3rd, and only 2,500 will be sold. The drawing for the winning ticket will be Dec. 3 at noon at the Center. The prices are $60 each or two for $100.
“I expect that tickets will be gone by Vintage Grand Prix weekend in September,” McKnight said.
The winner need not be present to win, and McKnight reminds ticket purchasers that the winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with winning the car as well as transportation from Watkins Glen.
Tickets may be purchased at the Racing Research Center or on-line at www.racingarchives.org.
Some of features of the Bullitt Mustang:
~ Engine and transmission: Totally rebuilt Ford 390 engine, with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold and cylinder heads, high-performance Crane Cam with roller rockers and lifters, custom tubular exhaust headers, Ford XS Torque Starter motor, aluminum valve covers, Flowmaster mufflers and a custom aluminum radiator with dual Flex-a-lite thermostatically controlled fans. Power is transmitted via a Tremec TR-3550 five-speed transmission with Pro-5.0 shifter, Centerforce Dual Friction clutch and lightened flywheel, 9-inch Ford rear end with positraction differential.
~ Chassis and suspension: Heidt Super Ride independent front and rear suspension with QA-1 variable rate coil springs and fully adjustable coil over shocks, Lakewood Traction Action lift bars, Heidt power assisted rack and pinion steering, Heidt front cross member stiffener and tubular upper and lower front control arms, 15-inch American Racing Torque Thrust D alloy wheels with Falken ZE512 radial tires.
~ Miscellaneous: The car is finished in Ford’s Highland Green paint with a black interior that replicates the original car. All new carpets have been installed, and the front and rear seats have been reupholstered and re-bolstered. The Heidt independent rear suspension features in-board mounted rear disc brakes. A tilt steering column with a custom steering wheel and specially designed instruments with the Bullitt logo installed in the original dash cluster complete the interior appointments. The body has been tastefully de-chromed and “Bullitt” replaces the original “Mustang” identification on the rear deck lid.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON LINE, USING OUR SECURE FORM, BY CALLING THE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RACING RESEARCH CENTER @ 607-535-9044,OR BY MAIL: INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RACING RESEARCH CENTER, 610 S. DECATUR STREET, WATKINS GLEN, NY, 14891. PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO "IMRRC" OR INCLUDE COMPLETE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE A PHONE NUMBER WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED.
PLEASE NOTE: THE WINNER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TAXES AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION, AS WELL AS THE PICKUP OR TRANSPORTATION OF THE VEHICLE FROM WATKINS GLEN, NY, WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DRAWING.