Ford sells for $400k

Ford’s one-off “Ole Yeller” Shelby GT350 Mustang has been sold for NZ$407,000 at auction.

Ford's "Ole Yeller" Mustang

Ford’s “Ole Yeller” Mustang

The car is the ninth in a series of one-off vehicles from the blue oval that are donated to auction to benefit youth aviation education programmes in the US.

Ford says the latest one-off is “the most track-ready and road-legal Mustang ever produced”.

“Ole Yeller” was auctioned on 29 July at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 show.

The “Ole Yeller” Mustang pays homage to the famous North American P-51D Mustang and Bob Hoover, a renowned United States Air Force fighter pilot and air show performer

The car features a custom yellow exterior finish with “Ole Yeller” accents and badging, carbon fibre components and mirrors projecting images of the aircraft. The interior incorporates specially designed Recaro seats, sill plates, floor mats with unique logos and aviation inspired gauges.

Boasting the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine Ford has ever produced, the Shelby GT350 generates 392Kw and 581nm of torque. It is mated to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission.