You usually want a 1966 Ford Mustang fastback for its rarity… but you can instantly recognize this one is so much more than just that. It’s a pro touring restomod where they expertly integrated a modern fuel-injected 427ci LS V8. And there are a ton more upgrades, like the full Detroit Speed suspension, five-speed transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and loaded custom interior. Plus, it’s built to be a terrific driver that shows off the best of vintage mixed with unmistakable custom style. So this is exactly how to get the best of everything in one unique package.
This Mustang has a mean machine look, but there’s also an overall freshness you can see on a build with less than 400 miles on it. For example, the paint is a thoughtful full package where the matte Olive Drab could get you on a military base… aside from its smooth sheen that is a giveaway to a modern and more recent application. And the black stripe with red pinstripe border will even remind you of the Roush P-51 Mustang. As you really look over the whole package you can start to see the full gravity of the custom work. The front bumper is eliminated with the race-inspired front end, and the rear is color-matched to let you see how much it hugs the body’s form. You have LED headlights, Ring Bros taillights, large side exhaust tips, and a full black trim package. The ForgeLine 18-inch wheels have a tarnished brass look that harmonizes with the paint, and so it makes for a great way to show off that extra meaty rear tire set. And we like how this was purposely built to be a driver with exposed rivets on the rear fender flares and a touch of blacktop battle style. It gives this the look like it has more purpose than just custom style. And as you dig deeper, you’ll see that is the true theme of the build. The body saves weight with fiberglass fenders, and that mean hood with scoop and heat extractors is made from carbon fiber. And the restoration was even done with the panels off so that a comprehensive roll/bracing cage could be integrated to make a stronger coupe. It’s all about making a distinct Mustang that will make you want to get in and drive.
The interior features diamond-pattern leather, Alcantara inserts, and artfully exposed metal. So it’s going to be hard to not make comparisons to cars like a Bentley Continental Supersports. The look is a fusion of luxury and performance, and the full features package reinforces this mixture. You have desirable comforts, like a touchscreen infotainment stereo w/Bluetooth, a cup holder center console, and the air conditioning controls (the system will need servicing to blow cold again.) right above your toggle switches. The high-back bucket seats bridge the gap of power and lux with a pure performance style that also gives you good bolstering for all-day comfort. You have an American Powertrain shifter, full SpeedHut gauges, and the Sparco sports steering wheel is on a tilt column with a quick disconnect. You see more of the custom roll cage inside, and we particularly love the look of the drilled steel in the rear pillars that offer a race-ready lightweight appearance.
The engine bay has a smooth and mean look that features a fuel-injected LS motor at its heart. This may be a Chevy motor in a Ford product, but they both shared a passion for the magic 427 cubic-inch displacement. So it’s great to have one of the most advanced powerhouses around that still gives you a hint of history. And this one has been properly upgraded with a cold air intake, CBM Motorsports fuel rails, an aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, and the Optima battery moved to the trunk for better weight distribution. We’re told this is putting about 500 horsepower at the rear wheels, and a car like this needs the right supporting components for you to fully enjoy it all. So control is the theme of the powertrain with a T5 five-speed manual transmission, a Detroit Speed front subframe featuring reinforced tubular A-arms, and a Detroit Speed four-link rear with panhard rod. Wilwood four-wheel power disc brakes, drilled & slotted rotors, and Michelin Pilot sport tires complete quite a tight-handling package. And despite the look of an aggressive side-pipe custom, this one starts up with a quiet enough nature that won’t get you in trouble in the neighborhood. But once you hit the streets, you can unleash the beastly growl that goes with the car’s intimidating style.
It’s absolutely cool how this one brings the most modern 427 power to an iconic pony car design. So hurry up on this deal, because your dream pro touring restomod Mustang may never come up for grabs again.
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