Ford Designer creates one-off Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca for charity

Ford Mustang Boss 302 Charity Car

After recovering from a serious heart condition, Gord Designer Melvin Betancourt wanted to use his craft to give back to those who helped him.

Doctors at the Henry Ford Hospital saved Betancourt’s life by catching a tear in a major blood vessel eleven years ago, and performing an immediate open-heart surgery. Beatancourt now says “There are gifted people out there who have been given the ability to do what they do. I’m here because of them… We’re all here for a purpose, and maybe my purpose is to help people through my skills.”

This is just what he set out to do by creating a custom 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca to auction off for donation money to go towards heart research.

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He used Parnelli Jones and is 1970 Trans-Am Championship victory as inspiration to create the School Bus Yellow Mustang. All the details included, such as the striping along the sides and Jone’s number 15, were meant to attract the attention of collectors, in order to raise the most money possible.

An event was held for the “Get Your Heart Racing” benefit held in Dearborn, with all proceeds going to the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and the Cancer Center for Cardiac Care at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

– By: Alexandra Koken