Ford ‘Red Tails’ Mustang Sells for $370,000 at Auction

Ford ‘Red Tails’ Mustang Sells for $370,000 at Auction

Ford’sRed Tails” Mustang, designed in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew planes during World War II, raised a whopping $370,000 at auction yesterday.

Before that, it went on display at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh show. The auction raises money for the EAA Young Eagles charity organization, which Ford has collectively raised more than $2 million for to date. Young Eagles has provided more than 1.6 million introductory flights to kids with an interest in aviation.

Since 2008, Ford has built a one-off Mustang that it brings to Oshkosh to sell as a fund rasier. This year the car was designed to look like the P-51 Mustang planes that flew during World War II, but it meant more than special paint and an aero kit. In fact, this particular car carries VIN number 00051.

With serious mechanical performance upgrades, the car is no slouch either. It gets a Ford Racing 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger that pushes the engine to 624 hp, unique side performance quad exhaust and a handling kit. It also gets 20-inch wheels, Brembo brakes and a rear diffusor.

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