And all of it went to charity.
A little while ago we brought you the story of the Ole Yeller Mustang, which features perhaps the coolest color scheme ever put on the iconic pony car. The car was built by Ford as part of its charity work with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The Wisconsin gathering is considered one of the largest air events in the world, and for the past eight years the automaker has produced a special one-off Mustang to auction off there for charity. So how much did this year's special edition sell for? Remember it was auctioned off for charity, so "a lot" is a good point to start from.
As with all charity auctions, you can expect cars to go for disproportionately large numbers, all in the name of helping a good cause. And in the case of the Ole Yeller Mustang it was no different. At the hammer, the special one-off 'Stang sold for a whopping $295,000. The money earned from the sale will go directly to various youth education programs as chosen by Ford, the most notable of which being the Young Eagles. The Young Eagles is a program designed to offer young children their first experience with flight by providing them an introductory flight experience. Ford's participation in this event is a given, which means we can't wait to see what they come up with next year and how much it sells for.