2013 ‘Red Tails’ Mustang to be Auctioned at EAA AirVenture

2013 ‘Red Tails’ Mustang to be Auctioned at EAA AirVenture

Aviation fans attending this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. will also see the latest in what has become a tradition of aviation-themed Ford Mustangs.

Built in partnership between Ford and tuning shop Creations N’ Chrome, this year’s “Red Tails” Mustang pays tribute to the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Corps. The special muscle car will be on display from July 23 to 29, though the car will head to the auction block and sold for charity on July 26.

Since it started donating cars, Ford’s efforts have raised a collective $1.5 million for EAA’s Young Eagles Program. In an effort to draw a stronger connection to the Tuskegee Airmen this year’s car pays tribute to, Ford saved the car with VIN #00051 — further fastening it to the P-51 Mustangs those men flew. As you probably guessed, the one-off paint job is also consistent with the planes.

Anyone interested in off-site bidding can find more information on the event’s site.

[Source: MustangsDaily]