Getting one for private use is subsequent to unimaginable if you do not have a extremely fats pockets, however this does not essentially imply you could’t race a first-gen Mustang at mind-boggling speeds. Somebody constructed a GT350 duplicate out of an everyday fastback and it is up for grabs.
There is not quite a lot of information concerning the automobile’s authentic specs, however we do know that it was bought by the vendor in 2011 and despatched to Maeco Motorsport for the makeover. The California-based store dropped a Ford Racing, 4.9-liter V8 and a protracted checklist of race-ready parts below the hood.
There’s CP Carrillo join rods, a Bryant Racing crankshaft, and Manley consumption and exhaust valves. The V8 additionally packs a Holley 800-cfm carburetor, an Edelbrock dual-plane consumption manifold, and an MSD ignition with a rev limiter set to 7,200 rpm.
Energy travels to the rear wheels by a four-speed Toploader handbook transmission and a nine-inch rear axle with a Detroit locker and a 3.70:1 final-drive ratio. No phrase on how a lot oomph hits the rear axle, however we’re most likely speaking about greater than 400 horsepower.
On the skin, this Mustang appears like a correct classic GT350. The bumpers have been eliminated for that manufacturing unit racer look, whereas the 15-inch American Racing wheels additionally look an identical to the rollers that Ford used again within the day. It even options twin, over-the-top stripes and some decals to finish a lightweight livery. Certain, it is painted yellow and it goes towards the normal white with blue stripes recipe, however it’s going to stand out at any Shelby GT350 assembly.
Upgrades do not cease right here although. The Mustang can be fitted with a fiberglass hood, plexiglass home windows, a vented rear window, bucket seats, a roll cage, and a fire-suppression system. It rides on a track-ready suspension and an enhanced braking system with discs on the entrance axle.
However the actually cool factor about this Mustang is that it was really raced on the observe. In line with the gross sales advert, the vendor has pushed the automobile in 15 observe days and there is a two-minute video filmed at Laguna Seca to show it.
In case you’re out there for a full-fledged classic racer, this fastback is being auctioned off on Bring a Trailer. Bidding is at $25,000 with six days to go and it’ll most likely improve considerably towards the tip. Service information present over $50,000 in work carried out by Maeco Motorsport, so that is under no circumstances a DIY storage challenge.