By  Damon Lavrinc RSS feed

Posted Jul 23rd, 2009 7:28PM

2010 AV-X10 Dearboren DollThe AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" is not another limited-edition Mustang – it's a one-off tribute set to cross the block at this year's Experimental Aircraft Association's Gathering of Eagles charity auction.

The original AV8R netted $500,000 last year, and for 2009, Ford has gone all-out yet again, with a 550-hp Ford Racing Performance Parts supercharger kit, FR500S exhaust, FRPP's Handling Pack, and a host of exterior and

interior trimmings that make this rolling aircraft-inspired tribute a sight to behold.

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Last year, the Mustang AV8R netted big dollars at the Experimental Aircraft Association's Gathering of Eagles charity auction. Building on that success, a factory-produced, one-off, aviation-themed Mustang will once again cross the block at this year's auction, taking place during the EAA AirVenture in OshKosh. The 2010 Mustang AV-X10 sports a star-and-bar-emblazoned glass roof, GT500 19" wheels, a GT500 rear spoiler, and a GT500 lower rear fascia. From there, it's trimmed out in a World War II fighter-inspired paint scheme. Orange trim fore and aft, a white "AV-X10" tail stripe, and "Dearborn Doll" fuselage pinup art set this auction pony apart visually. (There's even orange "propeller tip" trim on the wheel rims between their split-spoke pattern, too.) 


You should also know that the AV-X10 is not merely a GT with trick-looking paint. Underhood, the 4.6L V8 has been modified with the Ford Racing Performance Parts 550-horsepower supercharger kit. Enhanced bark comes from an FR500S exhaust, and FRPP's Handling Pack has also been installed to give the AV-X10 extra bite on the tarmac. Inside, the car's got a short-throw shifter, illuminated AV-X10 sill plates, unique aircraft-themed instrumentation, custom bomber-jacket leather, and a special aluminum dash pattern. The power outlet mounted high on the dash has been replaced with an engine start button, too. Want it? Head to Oshkosh, WI next week -- and be sure to bring plenty of money. You'll probably need it. Follow the jump for a "making-of" video about the car.

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