THUNDER BAY -- A 1967 Mustang Fastback is going to help keep the Thunder Bay Museum's doors open.
This year's classic car raffle has the cherry apple red car up as the grand prize.
The raffle usually raises about $50,000 for the museum's operating and programming costs.
Museum curator Tory Tronrud found the car for sale online from a seller just outside of Moncton, N.B. and as soon he saw it, he knew it was something special.
"It's in beautiful shape. It's been nicely restored. It's a wonderful driving car. It runs really well.
There's no rust or major flaws," he said.
"It's one of the best cars we've had to date."
Museum fund and chairwoman Tine Bucknell said the last raffle was a Camaro and that sold out quicky and they're sure they can sell out this year as well.
"A lot of people were asking for Mustangs," she said.
"It seems to be a hot car to raffle off here in Thunder Bay," she said.
The funds raised through the raffle to go to operating costs for the museum, from utilities like heat and power to programming and exhibits.
"We have a lot of expenses," said Bucknell. "A building like that costs money."
Tickets are $15 each or two for $20 or five for $40.
Volunteers will be selling tickets at the Arthur Street Canadian Tire until Sunday and then at Intercity Shopping Centre next Tuesday through Sunday.
Tronrud said they are in need of more volunteers to help sell tickets.
Anyone interested in volunteering can call the museum at 623-0801 and ask for Christine.
For more information on the car and the raffle visit www.thunderbaymuseum.com.
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