• Jul 19, 2009
2010 Ford Mustang AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" one-off - Click above for image gallery

Last year, the Mustang AV8R netted big dollars at the Experimental Aircraft Associaton's Gathering of Eagles charity auction. Building on that success, a factory-produced, one-off, aviation-themed Mustang will once again cross the block at this year's auction, taking place during the EAA AirVenture in OshKosh. The 2010 Mustang AV-X10 sports a star-and-bar-emblazoned glass roof, GT500 19" wheels, a GT500 rear spoiler, and a GT500 lower rear fascia. From there, it's trimmed out in a World War II fighter-inspired paint scheme. Orange trim fore and aft, a white "AV-X10" tail stripe, and "Dearborn Doll" fuselage pinup art set this auction pony apart visually. (There's even orange "propeller tip" trim on the wheel rims between their split-spoke pattern, too.)

You should also know that the AV-X10 is not merely a GT with trick-looking paint. Underhood, the 4.6L V8 has been modified with the Ford Racing Performance Parts 550-horsepower supercharger kit. Enhanced bark comes from an FR500S exhaust, and FRPP's Handling Pack has also been installed to give the AV-X10 extra bite on the tarmac. Inside, the car's got a short-throw shifter, illuminated AV-X10 sill plates, unique aircraft-themed instrumentation, custom bomber-jacket leather, and a special aluminum dash pattern. The power outlet mounted high on the dash has been replaced with an engine start button, too. Want it? Head to Oshkosh, WI next week -- and be sure to bring plenty of money. You'll probably need it. Follow the jump for a "making-of" video about the car.




[Source: MustangBlog.com | Images: Ford]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I am not a big fan of theme cars I guess.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah it's pretty ugly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Imagine what that's going to look like when its not parked in front of the plane.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The paint is nice, but a real tribute to the P-51 would've had them shoe-horning a Merlin V-12 into the Ford.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Plus a few bullet holes here and there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i'm not digging the yellow nose
      • 5 Years Ago
      It could have been done a bit more tastefully...but I like the concept...if only they copied the nose of the p-51 exactly the 2010 wouldn't look so bad.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like their attention to details on the car, but im not a fan of the yellow nose. the lines they did just dont flow.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I really can't think of any Little 2.1 cars where the lines "flow" except the Corvette.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not everything that looks good on a P-51 does look good on a car - the yellow nose is quite a good example. Does the car have Invasion stripes underneath as well?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lay own in front of it and when I roll over you let me know.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The P-51 is one of Jack Rouch's planes, I wonder if Ford called him in for a favor on that one. I wonder if those pictures were take out at Willow Run yesterday during the airshow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      dude this looks sweat!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Terrible. I like the idea though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugly, but then so are all Mustangs.
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