The Mustang is getting a special one-off treatment in honor of the original P-51 Mustang and the Tuskegee Airmen who flew the planes during World War II.
The ’13 Mustang GT glass-roof coupe, VIN 00051, takes design cues from the fighter planes, including its signature “red tail,” along with a unique polished aluminum finish paint accented with Race Red and School Bus Yellow paint.
In addition to cosmetic upgrades, the Red Tails edition features a Ford Racing 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger, Handling Pack, quad exhaust from SVT, Forgiato 20-inch wheels, GT500 Brembo brakes, and rear diffuser.
The unique Mustang was crafted by Ford for EAA AirVenture, the world’s largest aviation celebration held annually in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer, Design Manager Melvin Betancourt and Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak led the design and engineering teams.
Ford will auction the Red Tails Mustang GT on July 26 with all proceeds benefiting the EAA Young Eagles organization, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992.
The Red Tails Mustang GT commemorates the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen, comprised of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group during World War II. The squadron of P-51 Mustang pilots was the United States’ first African American military airmen. Known for the red tails of their planes, the Tuskegee Airmen saw combat in more than 1,500 missions in World War II.
Update: The Red Tails Mustang GT sold for $370,000