This special Ford Mustang Mach-E has been put together by the brand’s North American arm to pay homage to the “humble sacrifices of the women Airforce service pilots”. The one-off example will be auctioned off at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Proceeds from this auction will support the EAA’s initiative to provide young women and underserved youths improved access to a career in the aviation industry. Ford has supported AirVenture for more than two decades and has donated 12 custom, aviation-themed performance vehicles, raising a total of more than $4 million (approximately R60 million). The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first all-electric vehicle to be donated to the cause.
Designed in-house, this special Ford Mustang Mach-E features a custom paint scheme with military badging inspired by the war planes flown by volunteers. The women Airforce service pilots flew almost every type of military plane throughout World War two as each rolled off factory floors across the USA.
Badges applied to the livery include the U.S. Army Airforce Star on both sides, a wing logo on the bonnet and fender and the “No. 38” on the front fascia, rear bumper and inside the cabin to honor the 38 volunteers who died in service to their country.
Previous models donated to the cause by Ford include a custom designed Mustang to support EAA’s educational programs. Past custom builds include the 2019 “Old Crow” Mustang GT, 2018 Eagle Squadron Mustang, 2016 “Ole Yeller” Mustang and 2015 Mustang Apollo Edition.