HAMEL, Ill. — A vintage 1974 Ford Bronco broke a world record when it sold at auction for $650,000.
The Bronco was rebuilt by Gateway Bronco, a business in Hamel that restores the vintage cars. NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney commissioned the project, and the money will go to the Ryan Blaney Foundation to support the Alzheimer's Association.
"We donated all the labor, we donated all the support getting it where it needed to be, and then we donated a great the majority of materials as well," said the business' owner, Seth Burgett.
The car's features include an excess of 500 horsepower at the rear wheels and genuine Porsche leather seats.
"Going in, I don't know if there was an expectation about what it was gonna go for, but it's incredible that it raised "$650,000," said Peggy Killian, vice president of the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Missouri chapter. "It's just one of those things that you go 'Oh my gosh.'"
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