DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Ford Motor Company made one new Mustang that resembles the planes of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team for the Experimental Aircraft Association charity event.
Ford plans to sell the car at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on Thursday, Aug. 1 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 – the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.
The car is one-of-a-kind. According to Ford, the design of the modified 2014 Mustang GT 5.0-liter glass-roof coupe exudes a creative connection to the Thunderbirds, with a contemporary flair for the serious collector.
The Young Eagles auction is part of the EAA Gathering of Eagles gala. The Gathering of Eagles annually draws more than 1,000 aviation enthusiasts in support of Young Eagles and other EAA programs that inspire young people to become engineers, aviators, astronauts, scientists and innovators – the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.
The celebration is expected to fire-up American sprits and encourage the youth to pursue careers in math and science.