Unique Thunderbirds Ford Mustang brings $398,000 in charity auction



2015-06-26 13:23:32

Unique Thunderbirds Ford Mustang brings $398,000 in charity auction

The current model Ford Mustang is uniquely painted in the colours of the USAF Thunderbirds

A one of a kind Ford Mustang United States Air Force Thunderbirds Edition has sold with impressive results as part of a charity auction to benefit the EAA AirVenture's Young Eagles.

The car, sporting a red, white and blue exterior to match the F-16 Falcons flown by the Thunderbirds, sold for $398,000 on August 6.

The car carries the serial number #0001 and has a glass roof, with 22-inch wheels and a painted belly pan to match the underside of the jets.

"It was really something to see. Ford builds a car every year to be sold at auction to benefit the EAA AirVentures Young Eagles organization, which encourages interest in aviation among young people and has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.7 million youth since 1992," said auctioneer Spanky Assiter.

"The Thunderbirds theme had special meaning this year because it commemorates the flight team's 60th anniversary, and it was a privilege to conduct the auction."

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