Burgundy
Tan
5.0 Liter Coyote V8
6 Speed Manual
  • 5.0 liter Coyote V8 / 379 horsepower
  • Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission
  • Chassisworks FAB9 rear axle
  • Rod & Custom Mustang II front suspension / Chassisworks g-Link rear suspension
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Wilwood disc brakes
  • 17-inch American Racing 427 Cobra wheels
  • Highly modified body / DuPont paint
  • Custom interior / Modern audio system
  • Vintage Air conditioning

SUMMARY

* Restoration completed in July of 2014
* 5.0 liter Coyote V8 / 379 horsepower
* Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission
* Custom interior / Modern audio system
* Vintage Air conditioning
* 17-inch American Racing 427 Cobra wheels
* Highly modified body / DuPont paint
* Power rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood disc brakes
* Chassisworks FAB9 rear axle
* Rod & Custom Mustang II front suspension / Chassisworks g-Link rear suspension

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Savvy gearheads can build 'custom' muscle cars in backyard garages all day long. But when it comes down to sinking big money into a reliable purchase, is that really the car you want? Unless you're just as savvy, and know how to fix one-off pieces if someone miscalculated a bit, probably not. It's not that there's anything wrong with guys building awesome cars themselves. In fact, we'll be the first folks to drool over a really nice custom that shows the creativity of a dedicated enthusiast. But, we also have the ability to offer you professionally built classics that were designed and assembled by some of the best names in the hobby. Fully detailed and ready to rumble, this '68 Mustang is the beneficiary of an extensive, ground-up restoration that turned an everyday Ford into a feature worthy pro-tourer. From its Coyote V8 to its Chassisworks suspension, this fastback is the stuff dreams are made of. And if you're looking for an awesome muscle car that you can spend time riding in, instead of time working on, it's an excellent place to park your money!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Steal a glance at this Mustang's super slick body and you'll see what high quality craftsmanship that's performed by a dedicated group of individuals truly looks like. Those individuals knuckle down at a place called Samson Design in Marshall, Missouri. And, in what amounts to an epic, 6-figure build, they transformed what was a tired old mule into a show-stopping thoroughbred. Appropriately themed 'Flashback', this Ford's total reboot began with all new sheetmetal that included a pair of OEM front fenders. Once hours of labor had blended that metal into excellent fit and finish, a rich layer of DuPont Magic Red base was sealed under Hot Hues Sandstorm stripes and a glossy clearcoat shell. And, in July of 2014, this clean pony debuted as a red-hot custom that easily trumps most of its pro-touring contemporaries.

It's obvious that someone really sweated the details on this Mustang. And with its enhanced, Shelby-style profile, the car presents a professionally finished appearance that goes far beyond traditional descriptors. Up front, a Mustangs to Fear clip hangs custom, Samson-branded grille work between custom, 7-inch headlights, a louvered Mustangs to Fear hood and Eleanor-style driving lamps. Behind that hood, new glass, which includes 1-piece side windows, rides between new stainless wipers, bright stainless frames, shaved drip rails and custom-fabricated quarter louvers. At the sides of that glass, Mustangs to Fear rocker panels lay the groundwork for shaved fenders, racy “Flashback” call-outs, classic door handles and chrome, bullet-style mirrors. And out back, a Mustangs to Fear decklid hangs over sequential, Shelby-style taillights, Mustangs to Fear fender caps, a body-matched bumper and a custom valance that's complete with integrated exhaust ports.

ENGINE

Hoist this coupe's snug fitting hood and you'll find a 5.0 liter, DOHC 'mod motor' that twists 379 dyno-proven horsepower into 375 lb./ft. of pavement scorching torque! Officially named 'Coyote', and officially known as the backbone of the current Mustang GT, this state-of-the-art rocket utilizes forged internals, oil-cooled hypereutectic pistons, a long runner single scroll intake, variable valve timing and a direct-mount throttle body to create stout 11 to 1 compression all the way up to 7,000 RPM. At the top of the engine, a conical filter element feeds a Sandstorm-painted air tube. At the sides of the engine, clean shorty headers optimize breathing. At the front of the engine, a Vintage Air FrontRunner system spins an assortment of smooth ancillaries. And a beefy Ron Davis radiator, which is fitted with large electric puller fans, provides cooling. The svelte powerplant is extremely tidy, with “POWERED BY FORD” cam covers and a “5.0” branded cowl concealing most of its factory silver block. And the car's show-detailed engine bay is finished with thoughtful accessories like a body-matched nose filler, Lokar drive-by-wire throttle control, a Wilwood master cylinder and snazzy Ringbrothers hood supports.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

The bottom of this awesome Mustang is just as impressive as its slick exterior and smooth powerplant. Behind that smooth powerplant, a tough Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed spins a proven Chassisworks FAB9 rear end that's fitted with Strange 31-spline axles. The car's already competent suspension was completely swapped for a Rod & Custom Mustang II front clip and first class Chassisworks g-Link rear half. That 2-inch-dropped hardware was augmented with power rack-and-pinion steering, custom subframe connectors and high quality mini tubs. Braking is equally class, with Wilwood 4-piston calipers squeezing four drilled and slotted rotors. The aforementioned headers dump spent gases in to a custom, 2.5-inch exhaust system that backs an X-shaped crossover with polished Magnaflow mufflers. Detail items, like an Aeromotive fuel pump, a billet fuel regulator and a custom, Sandstorm-painted fuel tank, flesh new floorpans that are protected with body-matched undercoating. And everything rolls on polished American Racing 427 Cobra wheels, which twist 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 315/35ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.

INTERIOR

Pop the car's doors and you'll find an attractive, well-rounded interior that was installed by the pros at Samson Design. Front and center, power-operated, fourth generation GTO buckets sport high quality vinyl covers. Opposite those seats, an aluminum-trimmed dash founds Auto Meter Phantom gauges between quality Ron Francis wiring, a Pioneer touchscreen head unit and controls for the car's Vintage Air climate system. At the foot of that dash, a custom console centers a booted Tremec shifter between chrome power window switches, billet cupholders and a wide armrest. Below that console, rich carpet balances color-keyed floor mats beneath a Lokar emergency brake assembly and black, billet foot pedals. At the edge of that carpet, custom side panels hang billet handles beneath long armrests. In front of the driver, a sweet Billet Specialties steering wheel spins a flat-bottom rim around a tilting Ididit column. And behind the passengers, big Pioneer speakers front a power-operated trunk that's complete with clean vinyl panels, a color-keyed decklid and a capless fuel filler.

Absolutely no expense was spared on this killer Mustang! It combines professional grade performance hardware with one of the coolest bodies in the hobby to create a take-no-prisoners pro-tourer. Looking for a fully sorted classic that's scary fast and an absolute blast to drive? Congratulations, you've found your next car!

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