The world famous West Coast Customs team is building a one-of-a-kind wide-body 2011 Ford Mustang GT for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Orange County collector car auction at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 25. The custom built Mustang will take design cues and be a tribute to Darrell’s 1990 Coors Extra Gold Dragster.
The WCC custom built Mustang will feature a Ford Racing supercharger, Baer brakes, hand-fabricated wide-body panels, custom hood, color matched Asanti three piece wheels, roll bar, one-off Doug Thorley exhaust system, mixed gold and white pearl paint, Pedder’s adjustable coil-over suspension system, two-tone leather and suede interior and a custom West Cost Customs sound system.
The custom built 2011 Mustang GT was donated by foundation supporters Tom & Diane Day and delivered to the West Coast Customs team for trademark upgrades sure to astonish car collectors. The West Coast Customs will also give a custom built wheelchair a matching paint job to a custom built wheelchair that will be donated that week. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide AWARENESS, PREVENTION, SUPPORT, and ultimately a CURE for Paralysis.
“This is a project we are really excited about,” said Darrell Gwynn, president of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. “I have to thank our supporters and friends Tom & Diane Day for making all aspects of the project come together for us. Being able to have West Coast Customs work on a car for us is huge. People are going to be amazed at what this team can do and we know the car is going to be special. The fact that the wheelchair we donate that week will match the car is really cool. Hopefully this car will auction well and allow us to purchase many wheelchairs that we can donate to individuals in need.”
The car will be unveiled at the Day Family Classic Cars Museum Grand Opening on June 22 at 7 p.m. at 2525 Wardlow Road, Corona, CA. That night the Darrell Gwynn Foundation will also give an individual his own set of custom wheels as 21 year-old Eduardo Reyes of Fullerton, Calif., who is diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, will receive a brand new custom built $20,000 wheelchair that will match the car designed by West Coast Customs. Reyes could not acquire a proper wheelchair through his healthcare provider and at age 21 is no longer eligible for California Children’s Services Benefits. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation stepped in to provide Eduardo with the medical equipment he needs to continue his schooling and vocational training and drastically improve the quality of his life.
The car build, car unveiling, wheelchair donation and auction at Barrett-Jackson Orange County will be filmed for an episode of TLC’s hit show “West Coast Customs”.
“We’re excited to be working with the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and help them with this project,” said Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder and CEO of West Coast Customs. “This car will have a lot of tricked out features and will be an ultimate tribute car mimicking the Coors Extra Gold car Darrell drove for many years during the height of his career.”
Car collectors can witness the unveiling of the Custom 2011 Ford Mustang GT 500 at the Day Family Classic Cars Museum on June 22. Tickets can be purchased for a donation of $250 at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org. Your donation is tax deductible and Barrett-Jackson Orange County will waive the bidder fee for all Day Family Museum Grand Opening attendees. For more information on tickets or sponsorships for the event please call (954) 792-7223 x. 116.