Kendall Raises $450K for Pediatric Cancer Research
Jan. 26, 2022—A custom restomod of a 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 sold for $450,000 at Mecum Auctions Kissimmee 2022, with all proceeds going to the Curing Kids Cancer foundation.
Commissioned by Kendall Motor Oil a few years ago, the Mustang was designed and built from the ground up by Thompson Street Customs in Denver. After a two-year build and a one-year national tour, the vehicle was auctioned off earlier this month.
Auto collector Jim Walker, the winning bidder from the auction, said the fact every penny was going to help fund pediatric cancer research and treatment is what helped him pull the trigger.
"I think the charity is the thing that is most meaningful to us," Walker said in a news release. "It is a car we will preserve because it deserves to be preserved. Some of these families are stricken with a terrible situation, and they are financially strapped. Their focus should be on taking care of their families and not on worrying about the financial side of it."
Curing Kids Cancer is a Georgia-based nonprofit that, since its foundation in 2005, has raised $20 million for cancer research. The organization was created one year after co-founders Grainne and Clay Owen lost their 9-year-old son to cancer.
"The Kendall Custom represents the possibility of curing so many children," Grainne Owen said. "Having started this charity because of my little boy, I know the support would make him so happy. To raise this much money is a huge milestone, and I will never forget it."
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