Ford and Roush Performance just unveiled the 2019 “Old Crow” Mustang GT that is to be auctioned off at The Gathering on July 25, 2019 at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. According to our sources at Plantation Ford, Florida, all the proceeds from the auction will be benefiting the organization’s youth and adult aviation programs.
This completely customized Mustang pays homage to World War II triple ace pilot Colonel Bud Anderson of the U.S. Army Air Force and the famed P-51 Mustang fighter plane he flew in combat known as the “Old Crow.”
The “Old Crow” Mustang GT built by Roush Performance features a custom badging and paint scheme that replicated Col. Anderson’s renowned P-51 Mustang fighter plane. The custom Mustang GT also features a custom Roush grille with P-51 Mustang badge across the front while an authentic Eighth Air Force emblem badge graces the decklid panel. You’ll find the words “Old Crow” inscribed across the hood of the Mustang GT.
Along with the completely customized paint job the “Old Crow” Mustang features exterior enhancements. On the back, you’ll find a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 rear spoiler, Roush rear fascia aerofoils, and blue rainbow-tinted exhaust tips that replicate the exhaust on the P-51 Mustang planes. The front of the Mustang GT receives a Ford Performance front racing spoiler and custom heat extractors on the hood.
Under the custom hood of the Mustang GT, you’ll find a Ford and Roush Performance TVS R2650 supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. The supercharged engine helps the Mustang GT make an impressive 710 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque. The immense power of the “Old Crow” Mustang is put to the ground by why of custom 20-inch lightweight Roush wheels adorned with 275/35R Continental ExtremeContact sport tires.
The performance of the “Old Crow” is further improved by way of a Roush Performance cold air induction system, X pipe. And Ford’s MagneRide damping system. The custom Mustang GT also receives an incredibly sounding Ford Performance custom active exhaust system.
Inside the Mustang GT, you’ll find aircraft-inspired interior features such as military-themed green canvas and leather along with red door handles and shifter nob. On the passenger-side, you’ll find “P-51” written on the dashboard. The interior of the “Old Crow” also features Sparco four-point harness along with aluminum rear seat-delete.
With over 16 aerial victories in Europe during World War II, Col. Bud Anderson is a true living legend. Not only did he rack up well over a dozen victories during the war he also flew 116 combat mission which includes a six-hour-long mission on D-Day. Not once during all of his missions was Col. Anderson forced to withdraw from aerial engagement nor was he ever struck by enemy fire during his career. Col. Anderson’s exceptional service earned him over 25 decorations including the Bronze Star, Air Medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
This isn’t the first time Roush Enterprises as honored Col. Anderson either. In 1994 Roush Enterprised founder Jack Roush, Sr fully re-created an authentic P-51 Mustang aircraft with the same paint scheme and badging ad Anderson’s “Old Crow” Mustang plane.
You can view the “Old Crow” Mustang GT from July 22-28 during EAA’s AirVenture show and bid on the custom Mustang at the auction on July 25th.