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Ford Mustang 'Dearborn Doll' (copyright image)

Ford Mustang 'Dearborn Doll' (copyright image)

Ford Mustang 'Dearborn Doll' (copyright image)

Ford Mustang 'Dearborn Doll' (copyright image)

Ford Mustang 'Dearborn Doll' (copyright image)

Ford Mustang 'Dearborn Doll' (copyright image)

The one-off Ford Mustang AV-X10
will be known as "Dearborn Doll".

Dearborn Doll - a unique Ford Mustang

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24th July, 2009

Ford Motor Company has developed a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle, the Mustang AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll”. The car will be sold at auction during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 2009 AirVenture Oshkosh, one of the world’s great aviation celebrations. Ford is the exclusive automotive partner with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and all of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Young Eagles organisation. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be held from 27th July to 2nd August at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA.

The name Mustang AV-X10 is trademarked by Ford Motor Company and symbolises an AirVenture Xperimental project vehicle based on a 2010 Ford Mustang The “10” designation represents the model year of the Mustang, plus the 10-millionth engine from the Romeo Engine Plant. The one-of-a-kind, fully-customised vehicle was designed by a dedicated Ford team, including Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer, Design Manager George Saridakis and Mustang Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak and Senior Designers Robert Gelardi and Garen Nicoghosian. The sale of the Mustang AV-X10 will highlight an evening of festivities at the EAA Gathering of Eagles at AirVenture on 30th July.

The group that will directly benefit from the auction proceeds is EAA’s Young Eagles, which has provided free introductory flights to nearly 1.3 million young people since 1992 while also teaching the value of hard work, personal responsibility and enhanced math and science skills.

“Ford Motor Company has been a committed partner of EAA throughout the years and especially during AirVenture, where Ford’s support has brought value to those who make ‘Oshkosh’ the pinnacle of their aviation year,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman and president. “The generous creation of such specialty vehicles allows EAA to provide support to its valuable programmes and dedicated members inspiring young people and building the future of flight.”

In 2008, a specially built one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang named AV8R raised a record $500,000 (USD) for Young Eagles. “Although it will be hard to top the AV8R, the Ford team is committed to delivering another extraordinary vehicle of interest for all enthusiasts and collectors for EAA’s Gathering of Eagles,” said Edsel B Ford II, a member of Ford’s Board of Directors.

The Mustang AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" is Build #1 of 1 and will be a collector’s dream vehicle. The AV-X10 is based on a 2010 Mustang GT with the glass roof option. From there the car takes on its one-of-a-kind 'personality'. Ford Racing performance modifications (Supercharger, Handling Pack, tuned exhaust and exhaust tips) help generate 550-horsepower from the aluminium block 4.6 litre 24-valve engine. The special racing Handling Pack optimises the performance experience and lowers the ride height by 1 inch.

AV-X10’s stunning design theme includes exclusive Satin Silver exterior paint with yellow nose cone and rear wing, 19" Shelby GT500 wheels in liquid silver with yellow propeller tips, and white gloss accents emphasises the connection with the famous P-51 Mustang aircraft from WWII fame and other aircraft from this era. The “Dearborn Doll” nickname is displayed on the front quarter panels using 'pin-up' graphics to enhance the authentic connection to the WWII era fighter planes. The all-glass roof includes a unique Air Force Star and Bar graphic treatment. The aviation inspired interior includes Bader “worn” leather, military khaki shaded, diamond tucked unique seat and door inserts. Ford Racing Pyrometer, Boost, and Fuel Pressure gauges, plus unique "Ground Speed" and AV-X10 cluster graphics complete the package.

Enhancing the value and allure of the vehicle, the Ford Mustang AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" will also feature autographs from folks attending EAA AirVenture, which could include Harrison Ford, Edsel B. Ford II, Jack Roush, Carroll Shelby, and others. The vehicle will be on display at the Ford Hangar at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh beginning 27th July, 2009.

Additionally, Ford and EAA will give AirVenture attendees the chance to win a 2010 Mustang GT convertible and other cash prizes in a raffle, with proceeds benefiting the EAA Young Eagles programme.

During EAA AirVenture, Ford will also be providing opportunities to ride in vehicles which span the past century and point to the future direction of Ford vehicles. AirVenture attendees can ride in one of several Model T's on site with members of the Model T Ford Club of America as well as participate in the 2011 Ford Fiesta Movement demonstration drive. Visitors to the Ford Hangar, in the 'heart' of the EAA AirVenture campus, will be invited to experience the new 2010 Ford F-150 Raptor through an exciting simulator experience and test Ford’s latest features and technologies. Numerous interactive exhibits will also be available to demonstrate the latest Ford “Smart,” “Quality,” “Green,” and “Safe” innovations. More than 50 vehicles will be on display combined with numerous activities to engage and educate visitors of all ages.

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About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
The annual meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), EAA AirVenture features more than 2,500 show aircraft, including homebuilts, antiques, classics, warbirds, ultralights and rotorcraft, and is expected to attract more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts. During the week, more than 500 forums are conducted by aviation leaders and NASA researchers, along with FAA personnel, aircraft designers and a host of others. EAA AirVenture is a 24 hour event.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 205,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Volvo.


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