Ford’s custom Mustang AV-X10 ‘Dearborn Doll’ raises $250,000 for young aviators

This year’s EAA Gathering of Eagles custom Mustang went for $250,000 at auction

This year’s EAA Gathering of Eagles custom Mustang went for $250,000 at auction

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Last year Ford built a custom Mustang dubbed the AV8R for the annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Gathering of Eagles festival, an event that saw the car eventually auctioned off for a princely sum of $500,000. For this year’s event Ford has built another stunner, once again based around an aviation theme, and once again raising a lot of money for young flight enthusiasts.

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The latest car is called the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll and it’s based on the new 2010 Ford Mustang GT equipped with the glass roof option. It has been created together with a team from Ford Racing and includes a wealth of performance modifications, such as a 550hp (410kW) supercharger kit, a high-flow FR500S exhaust system, a short throw shifter, a new handling pack featuring dampers, lowering springs and an anti-roll bar. Another special feature is the car’s 4.6L V8 engine, which is the 10-millionth powerplant built at Ford’s Romeo facility.

As for the aviation theme, Ford designers have added a paint and graphic theme that pays homage to the WWII P-51 Mustang fighter plans, as well as AV-X10 lettering, a Shelby GT500 lower rear fascia and rear wing and 19in forged alloy wheels finished in liquid silver with yellow propeller tips. The glass roof has also been treated to an abstract translucent star and bars scheme for added effect.

The car was auctioned off during the 2009 EAA Air Venture Oshkosh fly-in convention which took place between July 27 and August 2 in Wisconsin. The $250,000 raised will go to the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program, which educates and engages young people about aviation.2010 Ford Mustang

2009 Ford Mustang AV-X10 Dearborn Doll
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Comments (5)
  1. This mustang looks horrible! That front yellow strip looks as if its a painted on "car bra"!.

    And why would you pay $500,000 for a Ford Mustang!? You could easily buy a Ferrari F430 or a Porsche 911 GT2 or a Bentley or a Mercedes Benz SLR for $500,000! All the cars that i suggested are not only faster,but they also have better quality and look better!

    I am sure the guy who bought that Mustang must have been...dead.(sarcasm)

    p.s.- **the word "car bra" is such a stupid word. :)
    **sorry for rambling, but I had to.

  2. atomos:

    Why don't you read the articles or apply common sense before commenting? The car was auctioned for CHARITY. duh

  3. Bill:

    Nowhere in this article does it say that the car was auctioned of for charity!

    After i read the links that were in the article i realized that it was for charity.

    For your information I did read the article...If i had not read the article how would i know that it was sold for $500,000!

  4. This Mustang is off the hook!!! I made it my screensaver. Spoiler should be on the stock gt. Love the p 38 paint theme. I guess atomos would have had lame @#* lemans stripes or something.

  5. As a big fan of the European stuff I do struggle with Mustangs. I must admit though, this car looks great and how Ford's designers have carried the areo theme across to something with four wheels is pretty impressive.

    As for Atomos lets not forget after Ferrari got their asses handed to them by Ford at Le Mans they have never returned as a full factory effort..... Also maybe with your Le Mans stripes you could drape some garlic over the rear view too, it complement your "Euro French" theme.

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