Ford Thunderbirds Mustang Raises $398,000 for Young Aviators
Ford crafted its one-of-a-kind 2014 Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition with two things in mind: celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the iconic U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and raising money for young aviators to pursue their dream.
The first was accomplished thanks to the engineering and design team at Ford, who artfully crafted a Mustang as homage to death-defying feats performed during the Thunderbirds’ storied, six decade history. The latter purpose had to wait until bidding took place at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction to see just how successful the Detroit automaker would be.
It turned out that Ford would be very successful, as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition 2014 Mustang GT sold for $398,000 at auction with all the proceeds benefitting the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program.
“Ford is a longtime, committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture, bringing value to those who make Oshkosh the pinnacle of their aviation year,” said Jack Pelton, EAA Chairman, in a press release.
“These specialty vehicles reflect the depth of Ford’s commitment and allow EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”