Tuskegee Airmen Tribute Ford Mustang Auctioned For $370k
A dinner complete with a live auction, as well as a silent auction, was held to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program. A whopping $2.3 million was raised to help out with the program with over 1,000 attendees. Among the dozens of items auctioned off, one really stood out. That happened to be in the shape of a Ford Mustang, a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang at that. This one-off ‘Stang was built as a tribute to the Tuskegee airmen who flew the P-51 Mustang fighter airplanes during WWII. This one-off ‘Stang raised $370k!
However, the Mustang that was built specifically for this event and auction is quite a head turner. This thing isn’t all about the looks either, packed under the hood is 624 horses just waiting to be unleashed from a supercharged V8 complete with racing suspension. The Tuskegee logos from the 332nd Fighter Group are apparent throughout the build as well as embroidered onto the seats and completely etched into the door sills. It also features a front splitter which is signed by the members of the Tuskegee Airmen and also George Lucas who created Red Tails movie released this year, as well as a god to science geeks everywhere. Not only did Lucas sign it, but the whole cast of the Red Tails movie did as well.
During the event, it was hosted by EAA President Rod Hightower, complete with appearances by R.A. “Bob” Hoover, Sean D. Tucker, Mike Goulian, and Young Eagles co-chairmen and Miracle on the Hudson pilots Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles. World War II veterans attended the show among the Doolittle Raiders and the Tuskegee Airmen with members of each group in attendance. Check out the sweet ‘Stang that went for a crazy $370k!