One-off model from Ford which was once a prized possession for them has found a new home. Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT was sold at an auction last weekend. The new owner of the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is Brayton Williams. The key of it was handed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. at Woodward Dream Cruise. The winning bid for this rare muscle car was $420,000 and the proceeding will be transferred to Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth education programs. This program encourages and support next generation of pilots.
Ford Mustang design chief, Darrell Behmer thanked Brayton for his support for the program and also honoured pilots of the famed Eagle Squadron. Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT was created by Ford’s Design Team and Vaughn’s RTR Vehicles. It was showcased at last month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in United Kingdom. This muscle car pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and the Eagle Squadron volunteer US pilots. They served in World War 2 even before their country officially went into the war. Eagle Squadron Mustang GT features special camouflage design that imitates look of the Eagle Squadron Spitfire aircrafts.
Additional features in the Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT comprises of a carbon fiber wide-body kit, custom interior with Eagle Squadron logos, adjustable suspension and 20 inch wheels on all four corners. Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is powered with supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine. On 93-octane fuel, it offers 700 horsepower and 826 Nm of torque. The engine works in conjugation with six-speed manual transmission that transfers the power to the rear wheels.