A few weeks ago, we talked about a fully-customized 2009 Ford Mustang GT that was created especially for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s “Gathering of Eagles”. The car, which was called the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll, came with a glut of performance enhancements including a 550hp (410kW) supercharger kit, a high-flow FR500S exhaust system, a short throw shifter, a new handling pack featuring dampers, lowering springs and an anti-roll bar, not to mention, of course, the star-designed glass roof on top of the car.
We’re going back to this because the car was recently auctioned off at the 2009 EAA Air Venture Oshkosh fly-in convention, which was held in Wisconsin from July 27 to August 2. The car went for a staggering $250,000, which ironically is smaller than the Ford AV8R that was auctioned off during last year’s event for $500,000.
Despite coming it at only half of the price of the AV8R, the proceeds from the purchase of the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll would go to the EAA’s Young Eagles program, a program that helps raise awareness and engages young people about aviation while also providing free introductory flights to nearly 1.3 million young people since 1992.