What Is the Mustang Cardinal Edition?Last Updated February 5, 2020
Available only for the 1968 model year, the Mustang Cardinal Edition was an attempt by Ford to capitalize on the Mustang's success in North Carolina and Virginia. This limited-edition Mustang was a hardtop with a 200 CID inline-six that featured a special paint: Cardinal Red or Wimbledon White.
Driven by the character Red Mist in the 2010 hit movie Kick-Ass, the Red Mist Mustang started with a 2008 GT as its base. From there a custom body kit was added along with a supercharged 4.6L V8 capable of over 500 horsepower. In all over $240,000 was put into the creation of the Red Mist Mustang.
The Saleen H281, the "H" stands for "Heritage", was designed by Saleen Automotive as a throwback Mustang with retro styling similar to the first generation pony cars. Only 100 Saleen H281s were produced which makes seeing one of these on the streets a rare occurrence.
Take the GT350, add a custom yellow finish, huge Forgiato wheels, a high-flying race wing and multi-colored daytime running lights and you'll get the "Ole Yeller" Mustang. This one-of-a-kind Mustang was built to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association's youth pilot education program and was successful in raising almost $300,000.
Based on the legendary Red Tail P-51 Mustang plane, the Red Tails Mustang was a special-edition Mustang auctioned off to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association. This 2013 Mustang GT featured a custom paint scheme, custom embroidered racing seats, and a twin-screw Whipple supercharger pack.