From start to finish, the ultimate goal of Project American Heroes has been to help our service men, women, and families, past, present, and future. When the gavel banged at Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach, the newest '57 Convrtible built accomplished that goal. Gary Cecchini became the new owner of PAH, and gave the massive donation of $130,000 dollars to the Armed Forces Foundation in purchasing the car.
While Super Chevy Associate Publisher Joe Rode, and Armed Forces Foundation President Patricia Driscoll watched from the auctioneer's podium, with a group of local war veterans cheered from the stage, the bids quickly climbed like a fighter jet above the $100k mark. As the bidding narrowed to two, everyone was holding their breath to see what the final number would be.
Special thanks goes out to everyone involved with this project, particularly the crew at The Roadster Shop, Jamie Wiehe and the Barrett-Jackson crew, Patricia Driscoll and the Armed forces foundation, plus many others. Watch for future in-depth coverage of the Project American Heroes sale, and a thank you to all those involved.