Ford developed a one-of-a-kind Eagle Squadron Mustang GT with drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. It has since been sold at auction for a whopping $420,000. The car was won by Brayton Williams at a fundraiser in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Proceeds will go to the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture and the next generation of pilots.
The custom Mustang made an appearance at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July of this year, where Vaughn dominated the hill climb. The car was also invited to the Woodward Dream Cruise last weekend where new owner Brayton took the car up the Woodward strip.
The car honors the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and the members of the elite Eagle Squadron. The car is also the 10th custom Mustang to be donated by Ford, and also contributed to the $3.7 million dollars that Ford has raised for the EAA thus far. Check it out, right here.
“Fast & Furious” fans rejoice! Because a pair of Dominic Toretto’s iconic rides from the fourth film are rolling onto the auction block. One is a 1987 Buick GNX and the other is Dom’s signature 1970 Dodge Charger. Under the hood of the Charger is a 430-horsepower, 440-cubic-inch V-8. Other noteworthy specs include a full roll cage, a fuel cell, Wildwood front discs, Baird racing seats, and a remote battery cutoff switch.
The 1987 Buick GNX is also has the fuel cell, roll cage, and interior. What sets the GNX apart is the hydraulic mounts in the back seat area. Eight GNX models were built for the film, but this one had the job of launching into the air during the opening heist scene like a total badass.
Interested? The cars are being sold as a part of the Legends: Iconic Film and Music Memorabilia auction hosted by GWS Auctions in Agoura Hills, California on August 25th.
The 2019 Ford Mustang arrived in dealerships just a month ago, but the automaker has already increased its price. Don’t worry though, it’s nothing severe. According to Cars Direct, Ford has increased the destination charge by $95 for all trim levels, rising from $900 to $995. Other Mustangs get a rise in price as well. Every car that is powered by the 310-horsepower 2.3-liter turbo-4 jumps $275. The Bullitt and GT get no additional price increased beyond the destination charge.
And then you have Chevy, who has decreased the price of the 2019 Camaro by as much as $3,000. That changes the starting price of the LS to $25,995, $905 less than the 2018 model. Another change is that the LS will no longer be available with the 335-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine; it now comes exclusively with Chevy’s 275-hp 2.0-liter turbo-4.
It’ll be interesting to see how the automakers pricing strategies impact sales. We’ll keep you updated on how they’re doing, and if more price adjustments come our way.
Sure, we’re bummed that Summer is wrapping up, but we’re not sad that both Pebble Beach and Woodward Dream Cruise are right around the corner. The Woodward Dream Cruise is an annual classic car event that takes place along Woodward Avenue in Detroit every August. Woodward will be kicking off this weekend, and in collaboration with Ford, the automaker announced that it will be unveiling a new vehicle tomorrow. There have been no clues at all about the car, but we have a few guesses (of course). We’re thinking either a new Mustang trim, the Ranger Raptor, or the Bronco SUV.
Also present at the festival will be the one-off Kona Blue Mustang Bullitt. The car will be raffled off for charity. As we know, the new Mustang Bullitt will be headed to dealerships soon, so it’s fitting that there will also be a Bullitt parade down Woodward Avenue this Saturday. There will also be a 20th anniversary of Mustang Alley at the event, where as many as 1,000 Mustangs will come together for a mile-long lineup. We’ll bring you the details of the event as we get them, and of course, we’ll keep you posted about that mystery vehicle.
What would our precious rides be without the stuff beneath the hood? You’re not getting far without a transmission and on this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage he’s joined by Tremec Transmissions Enthusiast Marketing Director Nate Tovey to deliver the latest lesson in transmissions – it’s worth the watch.