Ford continues supporting EAA Young Eagles with a unique Shelby auction
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
For the past eight years Ford has constructed some amazing, one-off Mustangs destined for the auction block at the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. From the Mustang AV8R (inspired by the F-22 Raptor) in 2008 to the Apollo Edition Mustang (inspired by the Apollo spaceflight program) in 2015, these pony cars have all drawn from aeronautical inspiration to fit the eventâ€™s theme.
This yearâ€™s Mustang is no different. It is a Shelby GT350 that is modified to evoke the spirit of Ole Yellerâ€”a famous P-51D Mustangs airplane that holds the prop-plane record for coast-to-coast travel at 5 hours and 20 minutes. R. A. â€œBobâ€ Hoover set that record back in 1985, but this year in Oshkosh the Ole Yeller Mustang will hit the auction block on July 28.
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