News: Ole Yeller Shelby GT350 Auction

0 Ole Yeller Shelby GT350 Featured

Yellow Streak

Ford continues supporting EAA Young Eagles with a unique Shelby auction

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

For the past eight years Ford has constructed some amazing, one-off Mustangs destined for the auction block at the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. From the Mustang AV8R (inspired by the F-22 Raptor) in 2008 to the Apollo Edition Mustang (inspired by the Apollo spaceflight program) in 2015, these pony cars have all drawn from aeronautical inspiration to fit the event’s theme.

Paying Homage to the P-51D airplane that holds the coast-to-coast prop plane record and served as the official pace and safety plane for the Reno National Championship Air Races, this unique Ole Yeller Shelby GT350 will benefit EAA youth education programs.
Paying Homage to the P-51D airplane that holds the coast-to-coast prop plane record and served as the official pace and safety plane for the Reno National Championship Air Races, the auction of this unique Ole Yeller Shelby GT350 will benefit EAA youth education programs.

This year’s Mustang is no different. It is a Shelby GT350 that is modified to evoke the spirit of Ole Yeller—a famous P-51D Mustangs airplane that holds the prop-plane record for coast-to-coast travel at 5 hours and 20 minutes. R. A. “Bob” Hoover set that record back in 1985, but this year in Oshkosh the Ole Yeller Mustang will hit the auction block on July 28.

You can learn more about this special Shelby here…

For the full story, click here to visit the thread on our forum.

Comments

comments

One thought on “News: Ole Yeller Shelby GT350 Auction”

Leave a Reply

810 views