EAA FORD MUSTANGS: “Ole Yeller Mustang”

EAA FORD MUSTANGS: “Ole Yeller Mustang”

S-550 2016

Fabrizio Schenardi

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,

for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. “

                                                                           Leonardo Da Vinci

Another super-esclusive model has been recently created by Ford Design division.

Once a year, a Mustang unique model goes to Auction for charity purposes. As a long time supporter of the EAA youth education program, Ford decided to take ispiration from the P-51D “Ole Yeller” story.

But what was the story behind this airplane?

“Ole Yeller”,  with its bright, eye-catching yellow exterior, is one of the most recognizable P-51D Mustangs in the world. It still holds the prop plane record for coast-to-coast travel at 5 hours and 20 minutes, set in 1985. R. A. “Bob” Hoover, known as a pilot’s pilot, will be forever linked with “Ole Yeller.” Hoover is widely considered the founding father of modern aerobatics and thrilled airshow fans piloting “Ole Yeller” for more than 20 years.  In 1997, Hoover sold “Ole Yeller” to his good friend John Bagley of Rexburg, Idaho. “Ole Yeller” still flies frequently and is based at the Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg, Idaho.

Starting from a noble base, a Shelby GT350, The Ford Design department, with the support of several companies( Ford Performance, Brembo, Carbon 2 Carbon, BASF Refinish, Pirelli Tires, Diode Dynamics, Rigid Industries LED Lighting, sPOD Power Distribution & Switching Components, 3M Window Films, PIAA, APR Performance, Rosen Electronics, FOCAL/The Source AV, Odyssey Battery, Recaro, Northern Engraving, Miko, American & Efird, Takata Holdings, Inc., Forgiato Wheels, Coverkings, L&G Enterprises and Signature Performance Tire & Wheel) created a One-of-a-Kind, ready to race, street-legal beast.

The Car will be on Auction the 28th of July 2016, during the EAA Gathering of Eagles gala.

We will be curious to see for How much IT will be sold. And you?

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