Monday, August 05, 2013

SOLD: 2014 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Ford Mustang

SOLD: 2014 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Ford Mustang

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich.- Earlier this summer we gave you the first look at the special edition one-of-a-kind 2014 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Ford Mustang GT that was developed by Ford Motor Company's design and engineering teams to be auctioned off for charity. Well, at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration in Oshkosh, Wisonsin that unique 'Stang raised a lot of money for a great cause! On August 1st, the 2014 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Ford Mustang sold for $398,000  benefitting the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles organization!

Winning bidder, James Slattery from San Diego was the lucky fan to take home the special edition 'Stang with a bid of $398,000! While the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Mustang is the only one of its kind, its sale was especially noteworthy since all of the proceeds benefitted the EAA Young Eagles program! The program, which helps to inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders, aviators, and innovators, has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992!

Not only was the vehicle honored with VIN 0001, it celebrates and commemorates the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Ford's design and engineering teams were able to capture and incorporate the two recognizable symbols that are displayed by both the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and Ford Motor Company: dedication and excellence!

Ford Motor Company has been a long time and committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture. The new U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Mustang is accompanied by five other unique Mustangs that were developed by Ford for the program in recent years! Over the years, the sale of these Ford vehicles at EAA AirVenture events has collectively raised more than $2.5 million to support Young Eagles!

While the $398,000 2014 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Ford Mustang was the only one produced, we can help you design your dream Ford Mustang with our Build & Price tool! Or, check out all of our inventory at our Mount Clemens Area Ford Dealer! Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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