For the last several years Ford provides partnered up with EAA AirVenture within Oshkosh, WI to auction off one of a kind Mustangs to benefit the EAA Youthful Eagles program. The aviation styles have included the AV8R, the particular AV-X10 Dearborn Doll, the SR-71 Blackbird and last year’s Glowing blue Angels Mustang, all of which have mixed to raise more than $1. 5 for that charity. Now in their fifth season of partnership, the Ford plus EAA AirVenture announced last 30 days that a Red Tails Mustang will be auctioned off at this year’s occasion, honoring the Tuskegee Airmen associated with WWII. The famous African American pilots made up the 332nd Fighter Group and 477th Bombardment Group that served during WORLD WAR II. The 332nd is the most known from the two, being the only operational device and recording an impressive combat report in their missions in Italy plus elsewhere in Europe. They travelled with various airplanes including the P-39 Airacobra and P-47 Thunderbolt yet are most commonly associated with their final plane, the P-51 Mustang. The girls earned their nickname because of the red-colored painted tails of their planes.
Before the Reddish Tails Mustang goes to auction, although, we caught up with the car within Southern California where it was simply completed by Creations n’ Stainless. The shop has gained a significant reputation for building some amazing show cars over the past few years, beginning with the “Pony Girl” Mustang that will debuted at SEMA in 2010, implemented up by their equally impressive Youngster Racer Mustang that was introduced on the 2011 SEMA show the following 12 months. In between Creations n’ Chrome discovered the time to build the aforementioned Blue Angels Mustang featuring an unique chrome color job for last year’s EAA AirVenture auction, and now they have followed that will up with this year’s Red Tails Mustang. This unique 2013 Mustang started out like many that can come from the factory, although Ford chosen a very specific car for the create – VIN number 00051 – to pay homage to the P-51 Mustangs flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. This particular car demanded more than a special VIN, though, and it was up to Masterpieces n’ Chrome to turn the car right into a vehicle worthy of six figure offers at auction. Like their earlier projects, this Mustang needed a distinctive paint job, although Gary Watson, owner of Creations n’ Chromium, explained to us that it had differ than their chromed cars. “If you put a shiny clear-coat over it then it would have appeared much more reflective, ” Watson informed us. “I didn’t want it to become too blingy or flashy considering that it’s supposed to be a war parrot. ”
To achieve the look Watson used a special paint from Spectra Chrome called Magic Chrome. Actually it’s not paint but rather microscopic contaminants of aluminum that provides a material look. “I used the Magic Stainless because I wanted to use a material how the plane was made out of, ” Watson explained to us.
To apply the ‘paint’ Watson first sprayed on a coating of glossy black followed by the layer of the Magic Chrome, after that finally a layer of dull clear to give it a tough, unfinished look that might be on a classic plane. The red and yellowish trim are factory Ford colours – Race Red and College Bus Yellow – used to imitate the paint scheme of the P-51 Mustang flown by the 332nd Jet fighter Group – and all of the visuals on the car are hand-painted.
The particular Red Tails Mustang also will get an unique look from a variety of parts sourced from the Ford parts rubbish bin. The front fascia and grille are usually from the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 (the Laguna Seca front splitter had yet to be fitted), as well as the back end of the car gets the Laguna Seca wing as well as the rear structures and quad exhaust system from the 2013 Shelby GT500. Speaking of the exhaust, you might also notice the four exhaust plumbing on each side of the vehicle sticking out behind of the front tires as a nod to the twelve exhaust system tips protruding from the P-51 Mustang’s fuselage. Not only do they look awesome, but they’re functional as well. Think about the Boss 302′s side water lines on steroids. As a final touch the particular faux gas cap on the back again of the car features the symbol of the 332nd Fighter Group.
For the interior the Red Tails theme continues, highlighted by a group of custom leather Recaro seats from the Shelby GT500. The stripes plus trim are done in red, as well as the seats have been embroidered with a “Red Tails” script. Many of the other unique details are less notable, even though, like the red-trimmed seat belts, the Alcantara-covered Boss 302 steering wheel, the one-off gauges with the Red Tails logo design, an aluminum shift knob, personalized sill plates and floor pads with the 332nd Fighter Group logo design. As a final touch Creations n’ Chrome also installed the rear chair delete and cross brake through the Boss 302 Laguna Seca.
The Reddish colored Tails Mustang isn’t just about display, though. It had yet to become installed when we photographed it, yet a Ford Racing supercharger great for 624 horsepower was scheduled to become installed under the hood at Roush’s facility in Livonia, MI prior to the car headed to EAA AirVenture. All that power runs through a differential from your 2013 Shelby GT500 complete with three or more. 73 gears, and in the managing department the Mustang received Kia Racing’s handling pack complete with shock absorbers, lowering springs and sway pubs. Finally, a set of 20-inch Pirelli P-Zero tires were fitted over Forgiato Maglia wheels.