A Mustang designed to pay homage to the Apollo space program was created by Ford to help raise funds for a charity, and judging from recent reports, they were more than successful.
The 2015 Ford Apollo Edition Mustang, first introduced in a press release July 15, has sold for a price of $230,000 at auction, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Experimental Aircraft Assocation’s (EAA) youth aviation programs. A July 30 update from EAA announced that the event, dubbed the Gathering of Eagles fundraiser, raised more than $2.2 million total.
The Mustang served as one of the most highly anticipated lots at the auction, and perfectly embodied the theme of “Imagine the Possibilities.” Making the Mustang’s name even more fitting was the fact that many members of the Apollo 13 mission were present for the event. Captain Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, spoke and shared his memories of the mission after a video of the crew’s story was played.
“The Apollo program delivered astonishing innovations in technology and achieved a national goal of landing the first human on the moon,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford board of directors, in the press release announcing the car. “The entire program was extraordinary – one of our nation’s greatest technological achievements. With this year’s stunning Apollo Edition Mustang, we salute that spirit of American ingenuity with the quintessential American automobile – Ford Mustang.”
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