Ford Motor Company's one-off aviation-themed Mustang concept, the Mustang AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll", sold for $250,000 last Thursday at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. The Mustang was purchased by Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. resident Tom Gonzales. Proceeds from the sale will support EAA's Young Eagles, which provides youth education and inspirational experiences that prepare young people to become the engineers, pilots and innovators of tomorrow.

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Ford, an automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, built the Mustang AV-X10 specifically for the EAA Gathering of Eagles. The name Mustang AV-X10 is trademarked by Ford Motor Company and symbolizes an AirVenture Xperimental project vehicle based on a 2010 Ford Mustang. The "10" designation represents the model year of the Mustang, plus the 10-millionth engine from the Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Mich. The one-of-a-kind, fully-customized vehicle was created by a dedicated Ford team, including Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer, Design Manager George Saridakis and Mustang Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak, and Senior Designers Robert Gelardi and Garen Nicoghosian.

The Mustang AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" is Build #1 of 1 and a collector¹s dream vehicle. The AV-X10 features the glass roof option. Ford Racing performance modifications (FRPP Supercharger and tuned exhaust) help generate 550-horsepower from the aluminum block 4.6L 24-valve engine. The Ford Racing Handling Pack optimizes the performance ride characteristics and lowers the ride height by 1-inch.

AV-X10's design theme includes exclusive Satin Silver exterior paint with yellow nose cone and rear wing, 19" Shelby GT500 wheels in liquid silver with yellow propeller tips, and white gloss accents emphasize the connection to the P-51 Mustang aircraft of WWII fame and other aircraft from this era. The "Dearborn Doll" nickname is displayed on the front quarter panels using pin-up graphics to enhance the authentic connection to the WWII era fighter and bomber planes. The all-glass roof includes a unique Air Force Star and Bar graphic treatment. The aviation inspired interior includes Bader "worn" leather, military khaki-shaded, diamond tucked unique seat and door inserts. Ford Racing Pyrometer, Boost, and Fuel Pressure gauges, plus unique "Ground Speed" and AV-X10 cluster graphics complete the package.

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