SEARSPORT — Penobscot Marine Museum is offering a restored classic red 1968 Ford Mustang GT Coupe to a lucky donor in a fundraiser that will support the museum’s work.

Donated by Wayne Hamilton of Searsport, the two-door hardtop is detailed with black stripes and chrome accents. With a big block 390 CID (S code) V-8 engine, C-6 transmission, and the original Safety Convenience Group, the museum says this is a rare opportunity, as only 2,500 of these cars were built.

Built in San Jose, California, the car went to Texas and South Carolina before moving to Maine in 2008. Once in Maine, according to a press release from the museum, the car received a total restoration in 2008 and has since been garaged and never driven in inclement weather. The engine was upgraded with Edlebrock high performance cam, heads, intake and carburetor. Additional add-ons include headers and a high-capacity oil pan. The engine compartment has been dressed with chrome parts to complement the car’s exterior.

A donation to the Penobscot Marine Museum will enter the donor in a drawing to win the Mustang and support the museum’s work. The code AUGUST20 gives the donor 20% more tickets per donation for entry in the drawing.

There is a grand prize cash option of $20,000. Entries close at noon Sept. 2, 2022, and the winner will be drawn the same day at 1 p.m.

The Penobscot Marine Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the oldest maritime museum in Maine. It preserves, interprets, and celebrates the rich maritime culture of the Penobscot Bay region and beyond through collections, education, and community engagement. The museum has set a minimum of $50,000 in donations to award prizes.

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