Ford has revealed a one-off 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, which honors the Women Airforce Service Pilots and is inspired by the the volunteer female pilots and the planes they piloted during World War II. If you like what you see here, you can have the chance to get it, since Ford will be auctioning off the special Mustang Mach-E.
It will be auctioned at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture air show on Thursday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Proceeds from the auction will support EAA’s initiative to provide young women and underserved youths more access to a career in the aviation industry.
“It was hard not to get a little teary-eyed as we put the finishing touches on this vehicle,” said Kristen Keenan, Ford designer who worked on the project. “I have never worked on a memorial project before. Commemorating this group of women through the vehicle design was an honor.”
In case you didn’t know, the Women Airforce Service Pilots were a group of American volunteer pilots who were tasked with transporting war planes to U.S. Army bases around the world. These special women flew more than 60 million miles in World War II. Sadly they were not immediately recognized as active military personnel until 1977 when the pilots were granted retroactive military status.
The special Mustang Mach-E features a custom paint scheme with military badging. Badges include the U.S. Army Airforce Star on both sides, wings logo on hood and fender, and the No. 38 on the front fascia, rear bumper, and inside the cabin to honor the 38 volunteers who died.