Ford’s “Red Tails” Mustang, in honor of the original P-51 Mustang fighter plane after which the car is named and the Tuskegee Airmen who flew the planes during World War II, fetched an astounding $370,000 at auction last night at the Gathering of Eagles Young Eagles Auction. The 2013 Mustang GT 5.0-liter glass-roof coupe will receive VIN 00051, and takes design cues from the fighter planes, including signature ‘red tail’ and Race Red and School Bus Yellow paint.
In total, Ford’s specialty Mustangs have raised more than $2 million to support the Young Eagles.
In addition to cosmetic upgrades, the ‘Red Tails’ edition features a Ford racing 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger, which will push output to 624 horsepower, handling pack, unique side exhaust, performance quad exhaust from SVT, Forgiato 20-inch aftermarket wheels, GT500 Brembo brakes and rear diffuser.
The unique Mustang was crafted by Ford for EAA AirVenture, the world’s largest aviation celebration, held annually in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Ford will auction off the ‘Red Tails’ edition Mustang GT on July 26, with all proceeds benefiting the EAA Young Eagles organization, providing free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992.
A press release is below with more information on the ‘Red Tails’ Mustang sale and EAA AirVenture. Photos of the “Red Tails” Mustang can be found at www.FordAirVenture.com. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration.