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 |  Aug 02 2013, 8:04 PM

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The custom 2014 Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition sold for $398,000 at auction, with the proceeds helping to provide free introductory flights to young people aspiring to become the next generation of aviators.

The unique Mustang, which has a VIN of 0001 features a Ford Racing supercharger, suspension handling pack and Brembo brakes to start. The exterior was overhauled with a wide body conversion with 22-inch Forgiato wheels mounted on each corner.

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The proceeds of the sale go to benefit the EAA Young Eagles Organization, which the American automaker has raised over $2.5 million for in recent years. It was sold to James Slattery of San Diego, California at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

“Ford is a longtime, committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture, bringing value to those who make Oshkosh the pinnacle of their aviation year,” said Jack Pelton, EAA Chairman. “These specialty vehicles reflect the depth of Ford’s commitment and allow EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”

GALLERY: Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition

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