It’s a rare occasion that a major automobile manufacturer creates a one-off vehicle, especially one available to bid on by the general public. Ford’s AV-X10, nicknamed the Dearborn Doll, was created via a partnership with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, hence the ‘AV’ part of the Mustang’s moniker. The ’10’ designates the model year as well as the 10-millionth engine from Ford’s Romeo-based design plant, which is no small feat. Getting past the Mustang’s strange alphanumeric designation is easy enough, as this one-of-a-kind pony car is outfitted with a Ford Racing supercharger, handling pack, and exhaust, which squeeze a terrific 550bhp from the standard Mustang GT 4.6. The brilliant paint scheme continues the aviation theme, with a yellow “nose cone” and rear wing to compliment the Satin Silver that covers most of the car; also notice the yellow propeller tips that compliment the Shelby GT500 wheels. The aviation-inspired interior is really unique, and we love the intentionally worn Bader leather on the seats, as well as the “military khaki” suede accents throughout. The AV-X10s predecessor, the AV8R, raised over $500,000 for the Young Eagles organization, which gives children free opportunities to fly airplanes; Ford and those involved hope this year’s model will meet or exceed those figures.
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