Ford’s “Ole Yeller” Mustang to Go on Auction Soon
Driving enthusiasts from Naperville and Oswego should take some time to check out the “Ole Yeller” Mustang that has just been unveiled. Inspired by the legendary P-51D Mustang Aircraft and building upon Ford’s most powerful Mustang ever, the “Ole-Yeller” will go on sale later this month, and it is expected to drum up a pretty penny for an extremely worthy cause. Keep reading to learn more about this coveted model.
The Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang has been created from the already-iconic 2016 Shelby GT350. That’s the most track-ready, road-legal Mustang ever. The “Ole Yeller” model pays homage to the North American P-51D Mustang piloted by renowned United States Air Force fighter pilot and air show performer Bob Hoover for more than 1,000 air show performances.
It served as the official pace and safety plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races for over 20 years.
There isn’t a Mustang alive that doesn’t leap right out from the straight and narrow, but the Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang distinguishes itself from the everyday with even more self-confidence.
The exterior features a custom yellow finish with “Ole Yeller” accents and badging, plus mirrors projecting images of the aircraft. Inside, you’ll find specially designed Recaro seats and aviation inspired gauges. Anybody lucky enough to hit the gas will find themselves in command of up to 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque from the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine Ford has ever produced.
Ford has created their “Ole Yeller” Mustang to do more than turn heads. This aviation-inspired model will be donated and sold at auction during the Gathering of Eagles charity event to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth education programs, including the Young Eagles on July 28 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.
This will be the ninth straight year Ford has donated a car. Their unique Mustang models have raised $3 million for EAA youth education programs in the past, so we can expect great things from the “Ole Yeller”.
Ford Continue to Embrace their Creative Side with the “Ole Yeller” Mustang
The Ford Mustang is an all-American powerhouse that continues to attract adoration all across Naperville and Oswego, so it’s always a popular model for modification. If you’d like to take the 2017 Ford Mustang out for a test drive to see just what these models are capable of, don’t hesitate to visit River View Ford today!