A one-off Ford Mustang that bears a striking resemblance to the F-16 Thunderbird jet has been sold at a charity auction.
Early last month, Ford revealed a one-off 2014 Mustang GT that was built to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the famous Thunderbirds aviation team. The car boasted unique body treatments throughout such as a paint job that very closely resembles that of the famous F-16 Thunderbirds along with a body kit and 22” custom wheels. The interior featured a modified navigation screen, instrument cluster and even Recaro seats with embroidered Thunderbirds logos.
Under the hood, Ford tossed in a supercharger and there’s also the suspension handling pack and Brembo brakes. Instead of selling it, Ford donated the Thunderbirds Mustang to the Gathering of the Eagles charity, which auctioned off the car a few days ago. James Slattery of San Diego, California bought it for $398,000, all of which was donated to the EAA Young Eagles Organization. This is a program that provides introductory flights for kids who aspire to become pilots one day.