Vaughn Gittin Jr. RTR-C Mustang Goes for $75,900 at Auction
Barrett-Jackson bidder lands great piece of Ford pony car history at a great deal.
Barrett-Jackson is never short on hot Mustangs. In fact, the auction house has become one of the world’s most premiere events when it comes to showcasing some of the most coveted cars bearing the iconic Ford pony car nameplate. So it only makes sense that a one-of-a-kind Mustang designed by drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. would find a fan at a Barrett-Jackson auction willing to pay $75,900 for the car.
Then again, there’s a lot of nostalgia tied to the 2010 Ford Mustang RTR-C, as detailed in a Mustang360 report. Namely, that the S197-based Mustang served as the halo vehicle to launch Vaughn’s RTR brand at SEMA in 2009. Since then, the RTR specialty performance brand has gone on to birth a number of hot cars like Vaughn’s 1969 Mustang RTR-X as well as Ken Block’s Gymkhana 7 video.
That said, the hand-built 2010 Mustang RTR-C touts a few hot features of its own, most notably the fact that the car was reskinned with a lot of carbon fiber parts that eliminated 500 pounds from the weight of the factory 2010 Mustang. Most of the trim and the ground effects on the car are made entirely of carbon fiber, with a lot of the custom work being modeled after Vaughn’s championship-contending Formula Drift Mustang.
Under the hood, the 2010 race-inspired Mustang creation is equipped with a supercharged 4.6L cranking out 550 horsepower. Other performance features include a Torsen limited-slip differential, a K&N air filter and oil filter as well as Ford Racing FR500s mufflers.
Yep, whoever took home this Mustang has landed a pretty cool piece of history tied to the Ford pony car.