By SEMA Editors
The Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang was inspired by iconic P-51D Mustang aircraft, and will be auctioned at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Gathering of Eagles gala to benefit youth education programs.
Inspired by iconic P-51D Mustang aircraft, Ford Motor Company has created the most track-ready and road-legal Ford Mustang to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) youth education programs, including the Young Eagles.
The Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang features a custom yellow exterior finish with “Ole Yeller” accents and badging, carbon-fiber components and mirrors projecting images of the aircraft. The interior incorporates specially designed Recaro seats, sill plates, floor mats with logos and aviation-inspired gauges.
Bred from the ultra-high-performance and limited-production Shelby GT350 Mustang, it features a 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 engine with flat plane crank. Boasting the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced, the Shelby GT350 generates 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a TREMEC six-speed manual transmission and features a specially tuned sport suspension.
The Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang will be donated and sold via auction at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on July 28 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. To participate in the auction, interested parties must prequalify by contacting the EAA development office at 800-236-1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang exterior and interior were designed by Ford Design Manager Melvin Betancourt. Interior enhancements were supported by Ford Designer Nicole Rush and the Ford design fabrication team. The custom modifications were performed by MAD Industries, led by Chris Mangum. Additional contributers include Ford Performance, Brembo, Carbon 2 Carbon, BASF Refinish, Pirelli Tires, Diode Dynamics, Rigid Industries LED Lighting, sPOD Power Distribution & Switching Components, 3M Window Films, PIAA, APR Performance, Rosen Electronics, FOCAL/The Source AV, Odyssey Battery, Recaro, Northern Engraving, Miko, American & Efird, Takata Holdings, Inc., Forgiato Wheels, Coverkings, L&G Enterprises and Signature Performance Tire & Wheel.