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Barrett-Jackson to auction 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door VIN 001 for charity in March

Barrett-Jackson will auction off the 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door VIN 001 during its March dates in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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During its March auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson will auction off two coveted VIN 001vehicles for charity, the 2021 Ford Bronco 2-door VIN 001 and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 VIN 001.

The proceeds from the sale of both will benefit charity. One-hundred percent of the hammer price from the Bronco sale will benefit the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound, both of which are part of Ford's Bronco Wild Built mission. Monies from the Mustang Mach 1 sale will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's efforts against Type 1 diabetes.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 brings back the iconic model name after a 17-year hiatus. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

"The 2021 Ford Bronco 2-door VIN 001 and 2021 Mustang Mach 1 VIN 001 are born from two of the world's most fabled vehicles," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "The return of these two models is among the most celebrated of our time. I'm really excited about both of these reborn icons selling on our auction block and, since I own a vintage Bronco myself, am particularly interested to see what VIN 001 of the new model will bring. These two vehicles will help write collector car history as part of our Scottsdale docket, which features the most VIN 001 and first-production vehicles ever offered at a single auction."

The Bronco being auctioned off is a fully loaded, the first of only 7,000 First Editions built for the 2021 model year. It has the mechanical components of the Bronco Badlands model plus the Sasquatch Package. It is finished in a Lightning Blue paint job and powered by a EcoBoost V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Ford has equipped the model with a modular black hardtop, removable doors, and Limited Edition badges.

"Ford perfectly incorporated the spirit of the original Bronco and Mustang Mach 1 into their latest models," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. "While each is purpose-built for the track or off-road, both remain true to their heritage. We couldn't be prouder to work with Ford on the sale of these two legendary vehicles. Not only will they make history as VIN 001s, but their sales will drive change through the charities they benefit for years to come."

After a 17-year hiatus, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 has for the 2021 model year. It has a 480-horsepower V8 engine that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and comes track-ready with a handling package. The car wears a Fighter Jet Gray paint job, exclusive wheels, and special edition badging.

There is no reserve for either model.

The Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale is set for March 20-27, 2021.

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The Ford Super Duty has a number of additions for the 2022 model year.

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The 2022 Ford Super Duty is benefiting from the redesign of the Ford F-150. The car is getting a number of high-tech upgrades and a new appearance package option for the 2022 model year as well as fresh color schemes for the interior and exterior of the truck. It continues to offer the highest available payload, and max conventional and fifth-wheel towing capacity.

Buyers now have the option of adding a 12-inch infotainment touch screen to their truck with Ford's SYNC 4 infotainment system, which includes cloud connectivity, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation. The screen is orientated similarly to how it is positioned in the F-150 - landscape rather than portrait like the Explorer's screen. Information on the screen can be split in half.

Ford switches to a fully digital owner's manual for the 2022 Super Duty. It will save a considerable amount of paper and, in turn, trees.

2022 Ford Super Duty Lariat Tremor with Sport Appearance Pack The 2022 Ford Super Duty Lariat Tremor with Sport Appearance Pack is available with the new, larger 12-inch infotainment touch screen.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

SYNC voice control and a 4.2-inch center screen remains standard on the XL series trucks with SYNC 3 available while an 8-inch center touch screen and SYNC 3 are standard on XLT.

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Ford is also offering the new Lariat Sport Appearance Package to the Super Duty lineup. Buyers who check that box get body-color bumpers, exterior mirrors, and grille, as well as a chrome exhaust tip and black platform running boards.The automaker is also making its popular Black Appearance Package available for XLT models. That group of equipment and features includes 20-inch Ebony Black painted premium wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, grille bars, and six-inch Ebony Black running boards. Trucks with this package will be available in the autumn of 2021.

Ford will offer Lariat models of the truck with a new Baja colored interior. Limited models get new Navy Pier and Light Slate options, plus a new Atlas Blue exterior color.

2022 Ford Super Duty Limited

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The 2022 Ford Super Duty is built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. It will be available this summer. Pricing has yet to be announced.

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The new ClickShop interface allows customers to shop for and purchase a vehicle online.

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If you like a Mitsubishi but don't like your local Mitsubishi dealership, there's good news. Today Mitsubishi Motors North America has launched a 24-hour digital showroom on mitsubishicars.com that allows customers to start, pause, restart, and complete the car buying process from the comfort and convenience of their home.

Called ClickShop, the process is designed to make the buying process as click, click, car." It rolls together the ability to browse real-time inventory; build a custom deal, with pre-populated, applicable incentives, including payment, trade, and taxes; submit their credit application and book an in-person or virtual appointment. Customers are also not required to submit their contact information to unlock deals.

"Mitsubishi Motors has so much to be proud of in 2021," said Mark Chaffin, Mitsubishi Motors North America Chief Operating Officer. "We are delivering a bold, capable and stylish lineup of vehicles that will result in one of the freshest showrooms in the industry, and we are delivering a fast, fair and fun car-buying experience to our customers. Tools like ClickShop allow us to deliver on what really matters to the modern customer by using data in a thoughtful, strategic way."

Still wondering how it works? Mitsubishi has a handy video you can watch the explains the process.

Between now and the end of the second quarter of 2021, Mitsubishi Motors will launch three revised vehicles and one all-new, ground-up redesign.

"We want people to feel good about buying a car, after all it is one of the most expensive purchases people will make in their lifetime," said Richard Herod III, White Bear Mitsubishi (White Bear Lake, Minn.) Dealer Principal. "This means we have to meet them where they are, be respectful of their time and sensitive to their budget, and we must be transparent. ClickShop allows us to show up for and support our customers, even before they walk in the door."

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