The uniquely designed Shelby GT350 Mustang by Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has $295,000 in an auction, proceeds that will go to the EAA youth charities. The bright yellow muscle car christened “Ole Yeller” got the winning bid at an AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin that Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) holds annually. Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford board of directors, said that yellow Shelby GT350 model is exceptional because the design has put into account two aviation greats. With its nimbleness, speed, and aerodynamics, it is the best platform to pay homage to the P-51D aircraft and the celebrated US Air Force Fighter pilot, Bob Hoover, who many salute as one of the best pilots ever to have lived.
The offering of 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang may have brought a tiny sum of money, but it took the efforts of some aftermarket companies to create the incredible custom muscle car. Ford’s move has been applauded by Jack Pelton, EAA CEO and chairperson of the board who says that the company has delivered something exceptional.
The Ole Yeller Ford Mustang
The car has notable features even though its started off as a 2016 Shelby GT350 model. The customized yellow exterior finish cannot be overlooked which comes along with accents and badging. The interiors also have as a feature of Recaro designed seats, floor mats that have classic logos; sill plates and aviation inspired gauges.
The Mustang also features a 5.2L V8 engine which is one of the most powerful naturally brilliant engines to have been under Ford’s production. It is exclusive compared to all those that have been produced over the years not considering any latest modifications that would cost close to $50k.
Ford Makes a Sales kill in Canada
The motor company had a record-breaking report of its June numbers. July was not badly off as well because it had higher Canadian auto sales having sold a total of 29,778 vehicles which was up 9.6% unlike a similar month a year ago. Canadian auto sales are expected to rise to 1.96 million vehicles in 2016 having sold 1.90 million units last year.