A Ford Mustang Based on a P-51 Mustang Might Be the Coolest One Yet
For the last nine years the Experimental Aircraft Association has auctioned off a custom Ford Mustang, designed with an aviation theme by Ford designers. The auction supports the EAA's Young Eagles youth program. In past years there was a Blue Angels Mustang, an Air Force Thunderbirds Mustang and last year, an Apollo space program-themed car. According to Fox News, they just auctioned off this year's Mustang at the end of the EAA's Oshkosh Airshow - and it's my favorite so far.
This year's Ford Shelby GT350 sold for $295,000. It was painted yellow and black, with neon green accents and under-car lights. This car is a salute to "Ole Yeller" a P-51 flown for years in airshows by Bob Hoover - one of the greatest airshow pilots of all time.
Bob is 94 years old now, but for decades he was the star of any airshow he flew in. I talked to him a couple of times and took this picture with him at the 1991 Reno Air Races. The car's almost as cool as Bob - and that's saying something.
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