Ford Ole Yeller Mustang is a Patriotic Tribute to a Fighter Plane

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Say hello to the Ole Yeller Mustang, a tribute by Ford to an iconic fighter plane.

This one-off Mustang will be sold at auction with benefits going to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth education program, including the Young Eagles, a program which provides free introductory flights to young people.

A custom yellow paint job along with Ole Yeller accents and badging are fitted to set this car apart, along with some new exterior carbon fiber components. Inside, the Recaro seats, floor mats and gauges are all customized with Ole Yeller logos as well.

The basis for the car is a Shelby GT350 fit with a 5.2-liter flat plane crank that makes 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual.

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“This year’s one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang honors two aviation greats, the iconic and historic P-51D Mustang fighter plane, and highly decorated fighter pilot, test pilot, and air show performer, Bob Hoover, who is referred to by many as one of the greatest pilots ever to have lived,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford board of directors.

This isn’t Ford’s first one-off Mustang effort, with previous cars including the Mustang Apollo that celebrated the Apollo spacelight program and the Red Tails Mustang which paid homage to the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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