DEARBORN – A one-of-a-kind “Blue Angels” edition 2012 Ford Mustang GT produced by a select design and engineering team at Ford Motor Company sold for $400,000 at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction Thursday evening. The auction took place during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, the world’s greatest aviation celebration. A man from California purchased the vehicle.
All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992 while also teaching the value of hard work, personal responsibility and enhanced math and science skills.
The “Blue Angels” edition joins three other one-of-a-kind Mustangs created by the Ford design and engineering teams for the EAA Young Eagles Auction in recent years, each generating excitement among aviation and automotive enthusiasts alike. Since 2006, Ford vehicles sold at EAA AirVenture auction events have collectively raised more than $1.7 million to support Young Eagles.
Ford is the exclusive automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The weeklong event concludes Sunday, July 31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.
For information on the Blue Angels Mustang, visit http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=34918
For more information on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, visit http://www.AirVenture.org.