What Is the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll Mustang?Last Updated August 8, 2023 | Andrew Boyle
In 2008, the Ford Motor Company raised a whopping $500,000 for the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh charity event by auctioning off a specially designed Mustang known as the AV8R. The huge success of the AV8R prompted Ford to develop an all-new one-off Mustang for the 2009 show called the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll, named in part after the Michigan city that serves as Ford’s world headquarters.
Dearborn Doll Mustang Features
The Dearborn Doll used the GT version of the 2010 Mustang as its foundation and was equipped with 4.6L V8 engine modified with a 550 hp supercharger kit supplied by Ford Racing. A performance handling package from Ford Racing was also included. The vehicle’s interior was equipped with an aircraft-themed instrument panel and an aluminum dashboard pattern, along with custom-designed bomber-jacket leather.
The Dearborn Doll offered a World War II aircraft-inspired paint job that included a striking liquid silver and yellow combination. The aviation theme even extended to the 19” GT500 wheels that were emblazoned with propeller tips in the same yellow color. In addition, the Doll was equipped with a GT500 rear spoiler and lower rear fascia. A star-and-bar patterned glass roof, distinctive white tail stripe, and special fuselage pinup finished off this unique driving machine in high style.
Although the Mustang Dearborn Doll didn’t quite match the amount raised by the AV8R at the previous year’s auction, it still brought in a cool $250,000 for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event. Some familiar luminaries were in attendance at the show, including Jack Roush, the former Ford engineer and co-founder of Roush Fenway Racing, and Carroll Shelby, developer of the legendary Shelby Cobra and other notable Mustang variants.
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