Ford Mustang AV8R auctioned for $500,000

The Ford Mustang AV8R was built for the EAA Gathering of Eagles charity auction, that took place last Thursday. The winning bid was $500,000 and the auction took place during the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, the world’s largest annual aviation event. Proceeds from the sale will support EAA youth education and inspirational experiences that prepare young people to become the engineers, pilots and innovators.

The Ford Mustang AV8R is powered by a 400 hp 4.6 litre 24-valve V8 supercharged engine and is fitted with a Ford Racing Handling Pack that includes dampers, lowering springs, anti-roll bar kit, strut tower brace and a Ford Racing Tuned Exhaust. The car features a unique “satin finish” aviation inspired paint with a black gloss treatment, with unique Star-in-Circle insignia laminate glass, special front and rear fascias, AV8R faux gas cap, plus a Mustang Bullitt grill and shift knob. The interior includes distressed “Bomber Jacket” leather inserts and trim panels and autographs from Harrison Ford, Edsel B. Ford II, Jack Roush, Carroll Shelby and others.

Check out more photos of the Ford Mustang AV8R after the jump.

Photo Gallery: Ford Mustang AV8R

Via Autoblog

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