Believe it or not, America has been at war for twelve years now, and thousands of our warriors have returned home physically and mentally scarred. Numerous organizations have arisen to help our wounded warriors get their lives back together. Cars have played a large role, raising money and awareness for the various injuries and afflictions affecting our nation’s bravest.
The Dave Roever Foundation’s Operation Warrior RECONnect is one of these programs, and they’ve gone with the tried-and-true auction of a modified Mustang route to raise some money. Mecum’s Dallas Auction features a 2007 Mustang GT called the “Stryker”, and this supercharged 700 hp Mustang is a tribute to America’s military in more than one way.
The “Stryker” Mustang is named after the Army’s Stryker Combat Vehicle, itself named after two Medal of Honor recipients, Stuart and Robert Stryker. The Mustang sports a stroked 4.6 liter V8, matched with a Kenne Bell twin screw supercharger, and a D.S.S. competition engine block, which sends power to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual. The rear end packs 3:73 gears, and the whole thing is setup for go, as well as show.
Built by Sanderson Customs and Conversions, which also built a ’68 version of the Stryker Mustang, the many modifications don’t stop there. As you may have noted, there is a custom-painted American flag draped over the roof of the red Mustang, and inside a two-tone charcoal interior welcomes you into a unique and powerful Mustang. With multiple awards and 100% of the proceeds going to a good cause, we hope this supercharged pony car brings big money at auction.