Last month Ford unveiled the one-off Eagle Squadron Mustang GT that it developed with drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. to raise money for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth education programs. Today Vaughn Gittin Jr. presented the keys to the 700-horsepower Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT to its new owner Brayton Williams at the Woodward Dream Cruise.
Brayton Williams placed the winning bid of $420,000 last month at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s The Gathering fundraiser and auction in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year marks the 20th year that Ford has supported the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture fly-in and the 10th one-off Mustang the company has provided for auction.
“Our thanks to Brayton for his support of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the next generation of pilots,” said Darrell Behmer, Ford Mustang design chief. “It’s been a great honor to work with Vaughn and his team to support this great organization, and to honor the pilots of the famed Eagle Squadron.”
“This entire experience has been incredible – from the design collaboration and build of the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, to being buzzed at speed by a real Spitfire and blasting up the hill at Goodwood and, now, handing the car off to Brayton,” said Gittin. “I’m honored to work with the Ford Performance team and the Experimental Aircraft Association to help the next generation of pilots keep their dreams alive.”