Ford and Roush Unveil One-of-a-Kind 'Old Crow' Mustang GT

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    FORD, ROUSH UNVEIL ONE-OF-A-KIND ‘OLD CROW’ MUSTANG GT TO BE AUCTIONED FOR EAA AVIATION PROGRAMS AT AIRVENTURE 2019

    JUL 16, 2019 | DEARBORN, MICH.

    • Ford and Roush Performance unveil a custom Mustang GT, inspired by U.S. Army Air Force Col. Bud Anderson, a World War II triple ace pilot, and the P-51 Mustang fighter planes he flew in combat nicknamed “Old Crow”
    • Packing 710 horsepower and 610 lb.-ft. of torque thanks to a Roush Performance supercharger, the one-of-one Mustang fastback features additional performance upgrades and unique design touches
    • This custom Mustang marks the 12th one-of-a-kind Ford that will be auctioned at The Gathering on July 25 at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with all proceeds benefiting the organization’s youth and adult aviation programs
    DEARBORN, Mich., July 16, 2019 – Ford and Roush Performance today unveil the 2019 “Old Crow” Mustang GT, a charity collaboration project which pays homage to World War II triple ace pilot Colonel Bud Anderson of the U.S. Army Air Force and the legendary P-51 Mustang fighter planes he flew in combat – nicknamed “Old Crow.”

    This one-of-one Mustang will be auctioned at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2019 AirVenture air show on July 25 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All proceeds will be donated to support EAA’s youth and adult aviation programs, many of which help prepare the next generation of America’s great pilots.

    Built by Roush Performance, the “Old Crow” Mustang GT features a custom paint scheme and badging replicating Col. Anderson’s iconic P-51 Mustang fighter plane. A custom Roush grille with P-51 Mustang badge adorns the front, the words “Old Crow” are written on the hood and an authentic Eighth Air Force emblem badge adorns the decklid panel.

    Performance in the “Old Crow” Mustang GT comes by way of a Ford and Roush Performance TVS R2650 supercharger, which boosts the 5.0-liter V8 engine to 710 horsepower and 610 lb.-ft. of torque. Other performance upgrades include a Roush Performance cold air induction system and X pipe, plus a custom active exhaust system from Ford Performance.

    The “Old Crow” Mustang uses Ford’s MagneRide® damping system and puts power to the ground through a set of custom 20-inch lightweight Roush wheels wrapped in 275/35R Continental ExtremeContact sport tires.

    Exterior enhancements include Roush rear fascia aerofoils, Ford Performance front racing spoiler, 2020 Mustang Shelby® GT500® rear spoiler, custom heat extractors on the hood and blue rainbow tinted exhaust tips that emulate the exhaust on the P-51 Mustang planes.

    Inside the cabin, a fully custom, aircraft-inspired interior features unique military-themed green leather and canvas and red shifter nob and door handles. “P-51” is written on the passenger-side dashboard. The vehicle includes Sparco four-point harness as well as aluminum rear seat-delete.

    “Heroes like Col. Bud Anderson have become true living legends in the 75 years since the Allied invasion of Normandy,” said Craig Metros, Ford design director. “Ford is proud to team up with Roush Performance to honor Col. Anderson and all of the brave servicemen and servicewomen who risked their lives during World War II, all while raising funds for the Experimental Aircraft Association, which helps make flying more accessible to America’s youth.”

    Col. Anderson achieved more than 16 aerial victories in Europe during World War II. He flew 116 combat missions, including a six-hour mission on D-Day. He was never struck by enemy fire or forced to withdraw from an aerial engagement during his career. Col. Anderson’s service earned him more than 25 decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Air Medal.

    Roush Enterprises founder and aviation enthusiast Jack Roush, Sr. honored Col. Anderson in 1994 by fully re-creating an authentic P-51 Mustang aircraft with the same badging and paint scheme as the Anderson’s “Old Crow” Mustang plane.

    “It is truly special to have the opportunity to honor a great American hero and a truly great friend of mine such as Col. Bud Anderson,” said Roush, Sr.. “My father instilled in me a love of aviation and a deep respect for the brave pilots and airmen of World War II. Building this incredible ‘Old Crow’ Mustang, especially to support the next generation of America’s pilots, has been a very rewarding opportunity and one that we’re proud to share with the world.”

    The “Old Crow” Mustang GT will be displayed during EAA’s AirVenture show from July 22-28. EAA AirVenture guests can get an up-close look before the car is auctioned on July 25 at the annual EAA AirVenture auction – The Gathering.

    EAA AirVenture attracts more than 600,000 aviation enthusiasts to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin every year. Ford has supported EAA AirVenture for 21 years, building and donating 11 custom-designed vehicles to help raise more than $3.5 million to date.

    These include the 2018 Eagle Squadron Mustang, 2016 “Ole Yeller” Mustang and 2015 Mustang Apollo Edition. Ford’s highest-selling vehicle auctioned at AirVenture is the 2008 Mustang AV8R, which sold for $500,000.

    “Ford and Roush Performance are helping build the next generation of aviation through their support of EAA, AirVenture and The Gathering,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board. “This project not only will be a highlight of The Gathering; its impact will help EAA reach those who are pursuing their own dreams of flight.”

    Bidding at “The Gathering” auction is open to all interested parties. Bids can be made in person or remotely online.

    To learn more about the “Old Crow” Mustang GT and Roush Performance’s full line of vehicles and performance products, visit https://www.roushperformance.com/. Further information on Ford Motor Company is available at https://www.ford.com/. For bidding information on “Old Crow,” call 920.426.6573 or email [email protected].

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    So much money wasted on hideous "special" Mustangs. It's special alright...
     
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    One of the best tribute liveries I've ever seen! Love it!
     
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    Ugly......but it will appeal to some, and some will spend big $$ on it.

    Didn't they do a similar car very recently?
     
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    Those seats :rockon:
     
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    Only 710hp is a true disgrace. :lipssealed::curse::explode:
     
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    I kinda like it.

    But then again I'm a WWII era nerd.
     
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    Exactly why I love it.
     
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    the majority of guys who typically buy Roush's will love it.
     
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    I like it :rockon:

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    It's basically a one off variation on the pre-facelift Roush P51 maxresdefault.jpg
     
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    And it looks even more like this tuned P51 drift car that was built for Justin Pawlak 20190418_170443.jpg
     
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    Beautiful but way too many stickers. I wouldn't buy one for that reason alone
     
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    Glad there aren't any painted stripes on it, those would add 10 grand alone. /sarc
    Looks pretty good IMO. But surely they could have sprung for a Shelby as the donor car... Or would that be a repeat of Hatfield and McCoy?
     
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    Can't really add a Roush blower to a Shelby
     
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    I love it! I think it looks awesome. Not that I'd ever buy one, but as a tribute car in its own right, I think it's great! :like:
     
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    I like it ! But as someone else said, I am sort of a WWII aviation buff. I like the style. It will add to someone collection and the money will probably go to a charity.
     
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    Weird. It looks like it has the Roush lower grille mixed with the PP2 front chin spoiler no Roush chin spoiler. And that’s absolutely the exact same style spoiler on the GT500 CF package (ugly IMO) I assume not CF. But you never know. Possibly painted.
     
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    I’ll check it out in person at the EAA this year. Ford, Roush, RTR usually have a pretty good display at the show.
     
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    Needs some German flag kill marks on it ;)
     
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