Ford F-22 Raptor Raises $300k for Charity!
EAA’s youth education programs will generate more smiles in 2018, thanks to the generosity of one Raptor fanatic.
A few weeks ago we brought you the super hot F-22-inspired Ford F-150 Raptor. Now the very same truck is going to a lucky person’s private garage, but unfortunately it isn’t us, or anyone else we know. Fortunately, a whopping $300,000 will benefit EAA’s youth education programs, including the Young Eagles, which has provided free introductory flights to over 2 million young people since 1992, helping grow the next generation of aviators.
The sinister Raptor is outfitted with a modified suspension, wheels, brakes and off-road lighting elements. Adding to the aerospace theme, carbon fiber and other lightweight materials were used for the fender flares and other body components, which look like they came off the Lockheed F-22 Raptor fighter jet itself. All in all, it’s a very special truck.
This one-off Raptor joins other heavy-hitters donated by the Blue Oval, which have brought big bucks for the unique charity. In 2016, the “Ole Yeller” Mustang sold for $295,000 dollars.
The Ford Raptor was on display to the general public at the 2017 EAA Airventure, until it went under the hammer and found a new home.
These photographs were taken by our friends at Rides and Drives, who are currently enjoying the blue skies and lovely summer nights of Oshkosh, Wisconsin!
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