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Royal Air Force Ford Mustang up for Bidding at The Gathering
July 21, 2018 - Ford Motor Company is once again supporting EAA’s youth aviation education programs by auctioning a one-of-a-kind vehicle that salutes an aviation legend, as the Royal Air Force Eagle Squadron Ford Mustang GT is unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.
The vehicle, specially designed and built by Ford design engineers and drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR group, will be up for bid during EAA’s biggest fundraiser, The Gathering, on Thursday.
“For 20 years, Ford Motor Company has supported EAA’s programs to build the next generation of aviators through commitments such as these one-of-a-kind collector vehicles,” said Jack Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board. “This exclusive automotive salute to the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and the famed Eagle Squadron of World War II makes this Mustang GT an even more desirable highlight of The Gathering auction.”
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT features a 700-hp 5.0-liter Ford V-8 topped with a Ford Performance supercharger, an RTR carbon fiber wide-body kit, and a tactical performance suspension package.
The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is inspired by the British Spitfire fighter planes that flew over the fields of Goodwood nearly 80 years ago. The Eagle Squadron included a number of American volunteer fighter pilots prior to the United States’ entry into the war.
The Mustang GT made its first appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom on July 12. Gittin piloted the supercharged Mustang GT up the famed Goodwood hill climb. Following that appearance, the car was transported to the United States for its unveiling at AirVenture and is currently in the Ford tent.
The high bidder for the vehicle will also receive an all-inclusive package for two to attend the 2018 Ford Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, Michigan, in August, where they will receive their vehicle as well as a plaque autographed by Gittin and members of the Ford design team.
More information on the bidding process is available by contacting EAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 920-426-6573.