Earlier this month, we told you about the special 2012 Ford Mustang “Blue Angels” edition, built for this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture show auction. Each year, Ford rolls out a one-of-a-kind Mustang to be auctioned at the event, with the proceeds going to benefit the EAA Young Eagles program. In terms of collector cars, it doesn’t get any better than one-of-one built, so the EAA Mustangs typically sell for significant money.

This year’s example was no exception to that rule. When the hammer fell last week, the Blue Angels tribute Mustang had been bid up to $400,000, purchased by an anonymous California bidder. In addition to the unique Mustang, the winning bidder will also receive a Blue Angels flight helmet, signed by pilots and crew of the Blue Angels precision flying team.

The buyer gets a Mustang done up in spectra-chrome blue, complete with the Blue Angels crest and script in “screaming yellow” paint. Under the hood, the 5.0 liter Coyote V-8 gets updates that include a Ford Racing supercharger, allowing it to put out some 624 horsepower. Ford Racing components are also used to beef up the suspension, exhaust and brakes, meaning that the car was built to be driven, not just displayed at car shows.

Although $400,000 may seem like a lot of money to pay for a Mustang, this year’s car sold for significantly less than the record-breaking Mustang AV8R, styled with design elements from the F-22 Raptor. In 2008, AV8R sold at the EAA auction for $500,000.

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Source: Ford

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7 comments:

  (306) posted on 10.27.2011

I noticed that it is too expensive for a Mustang, but I must say that this one is absolutely very striking on is aesthetic design and it looks so aggressive either on its yellow lines.

  (459) posted on 09.6.2011

Yeah, that amount really is a big amount to help those in need. Too bad that I don’t have that money to bought the car. I was so impressed on their action as well as the performance of this muscle car.

  (453) posted on 09.6.2011

That was kind of generous for the part of Ford! Aside from being iconic, I really like the fact that they have increase the figure performance of the vehicle. BTW, this is definitely a great way to give back some blessing.

  (224) posted on 08.31.2011

The styling is awesome as well as its figure performance. It’s a good thing that they have built this car for charity. 

  (296) posted on 08.31.2011

I was impressed with the styling of the car. Mustang really is an iconic vehicle. I am amazed with the performance of the vehicle.

  (473) posted on 08.2.2011

Its kind of generous for the part of Ford to auctioned this vehicle for charity!And I would say that $500,000 really is a big help! Its a great thing to bring back on the excess that you have!

  (594) posted on 08.2.2011

Mustang is a high speed performing muscle car. The sale of this vehicle is quite impressive compare to is competitors the Dodge and Shelby. The figure performance of this car is quite good as well.

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