The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will be auctioning a custom Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe on Bring a Trailer to support pediatric cancer families, the organization announced.
The Coupe’s build was funded by SATA German Engineering and was put together with the help of young cancer patients, survivors and their family members.
This project build began with a Factory Five Type 65 Coupe kit, which is a replica of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe that won the famed Le Mans circuit in 1964. The Euro-Luxury Style Couple’s styling cues are drawn from the Mercedes 300SL and the Ferrari 275GT.
The color and wheel choices of the vehicle pay tribute to the luxury performance vehicles of the 1960s. Finished in a Bristol Grey exterior and a full custom Navy-Blue leather interior, the Coupe features FORD Performance 347 cubic inch Street Cruiser Crate Engine – Carbureted, Tremec TKX 5-Speed Transmission, Moser Differential and custom Detroit Steel Wheels, the organization said. The custom paint was applied by Ron Fleenor at Fleaz Color Faktory using SATA X5500 RP 1.3, and the custom bodywork was done by Greg Cunningham.
But what makes this custom Coupe so special, the foundation said, are the hands that helped put it together: the hands of pediatric cancer patients and survivors.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation provides families facing pediatric cancer support with its Industrial Arts Therapy Program, which includes getting the children involved in putting together cars like the Coupe. The foundation is one of three official SEMA Cares Charities, as well one of two of the official charities of the International Motorsports Association and Road Atlanta.
“I believe SEMA fans and automotive enthusiasts were blown away by the detail and outcome of this vehicle when they saw it on display at the SEMA Show in 2021,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation CEO and co-founder, Amy Jo Osborn. “Not only is it a beautiful car, but it has a beautiful story behind it. We loved watching pediatric cancer families come together to build this Coupe, and we cannot thank our friends at SATA, Ford Performance Parts, Moser and Detroit Steel Wheels enough for helping fund the entire process.”
The Coupe build was a part of the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s Industrial Arts Program. The Industrial Arts STEAM program serves a multipurpose function, the organization said. First to introduce and educate a STEM-based trade, and second, to treat and improve coordination deficits, behavior, memory, learning and many other deficits as results of childhood cancer and chemotherapy treatment.
“The Austin Hatcher Foundation has created a gorgeous car with a great paint job and fantastic looking leather interiors,” said Jörg Göttling, head of export at SATA. “It is one of the most unique and stunning shapes in automotive history. It was during the SEMA show some years ago when we at SATA learned about the existence of the Austin Hatcher Foundation and the great cause they are committed to. SATA has a long tradition of supporting projects aimed to help the less fortunate at home and abroad.”
“Cars like these beautifully represent the work and therapeutic recovery from our STEAM and Industrial Arts program at the Foundation,” said Dr. Jim Osborn, co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. “The families faced with pediatric cancer are part of the assembly process, which is helpful for their recovery in many ways. And when they see the completed product, it helps build confidence in their ability, and brings a positive sense of accomplishment.”
The Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe will go live at the end of this month on BringATrailer.com. All proceeds from the Coupe will fund services at the Austin Hatcher Foundation, one of SEMA’s three official charities. The Austin Hatcher Foundation’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for entire families by providing essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of a child’s diagnosis and continuing through survivorship of the family. Families of the foundation are provided with services such as Mental and Behavioral Health Therapy, Occupational Therapy, NeuroPsych Testing, Family Programs and more at absolutely no cost to them.
The auction begins on Nov. 27 and concludes on Dec. 4.
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Click here to get an inside look and hear the story of the SATA build custom Coupe.
The SATA-funded Coupe is the foundation’s 16th car build. The Foundation is constantly looking for new car build projects and partners to continue Industrial Arts therapy. Anyone interested in having AHF customize their next SEMA Show build or personal vehicle, or anyone interested in donating parts, cars or financial assistance to the program can contact foundation Industrial Arts Manager Daniel Fosbinder at firstname.lastname@example.org.