One-of-a-Kind F-22 F-150 Raptor Fetches $300,000 for EAA Young Eagles Program

Eagles, and Raptors, and trucks—oh my! At the Experimental Aircraft Association Gathering of Eagles last month, Ford auctioned off a special 2017 F-150 Raptor inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet.

These two powerful machines are not only similarly named, they both represent precision engineering, intimidating speed, and freedom of the open skies (or in the truck's case, ground). Only one F-22 F-150 Raptor was made. Iit now resides with auction-winner Gary Ackerman, the honorary ambassador of the U.S. Airforce's F-22 Squadron at Nellis Airforce Base in Nevada, who paid $300,000 for it.

The auction profits will go toward future youth education curricula through the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program. The EAA is dedicated to promoting aviation, including pilot training, and developing mechanical engineering skills for building and repairing planes.

At Beatrice Ford, we believe there is no better truck to compare to a fighter jet than the F-150 Raptor. This powerful pickup is purpose-built for desert racing, with a wider track, off-road-performance suspension, Terrain Management System, and more.

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