The Austin Hatcher Foundation (AHF) for Pediatric Cancer will auction a custom Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe November 27–December 4 on the Bring a Trailer website. 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 coupe’s styling cues are drawn from the Mercedes 300SL and the Ferrari 275GT.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation (AHF) for Pediatric Cancer will auction a custom Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe November 27–December 4 on the Bring a Trailer website.
The color and wheel choices of the vehicle pay a tribute to the luxury performance vehicles of the ’60s. Finished in a bristol grey exterior and a full custom navy-blue leather interior, the coupe features a Ford Performance 347-cid Street Cruiser crate engine—carbureted, Tremec TKX five-speed transmission, Moser Differential and custom Detroit Steel Wheels. 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 are the hands that helped put it together: the hands of pediatric cancer patients and survivors.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation incorporates automotive into the services they provide families facing pediatric cancer through their 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 “proud 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 also 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; 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.”
The SATA-funded coupe is the 16th car build that the Austin Hatcher Foundation has completed. 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.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation incorporates automotive into the services they provide families facing pediatric cancer through their Industrial Arts Therapy Program, which includes getting the children involved in putting together cars like the coupe.
“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, cccupational therapy, neuropsych testing, family programs and more at absolutely no cost to them.
To learn more about the Austin Hatcher Foundation, visit www.HatcherFoundation.org.
To take an inside look and hear the story of the SATA build custom coupe, watch the foundation’s video story.