Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, Missouri
1967 Ford Mustang Trans Am Tribute
Built as a tribute to MR. Trans AM, Jerry Titus By His Son
Competed in the 2013 Going to the Sun Road Rally in which it covered 1,200 miles in 5 days!
More than 1,100 hours and $40,000 in parts were invested in this baby
Yellow and black exterior with black interior
400-hp crate 302 CID Ford V-8 engine
GT40 aluminum heads
High-rise aluminum intake manifold
Holley 750 cfm carburetor
Double pumper and Crane aluminum roller rockers
MSD 6AL ignition with integral rev limiter and MSD electronic trigger distributor
Canton nine-quart road racing oil pan and windage tray
Melling high-volume oil pump
Stuart radiator and spare Griffin aluminum radiator
Ceramic, coated tubular headers
Custom side exit exhaust
Ford top-loader five-speed manual transmission
Ford 9 Traction-Lok rear end with 3.50:1 gearing
Front disc brakes with slotted rotors and Flaming River quick-ratio steering box
Heavy-duty front and rear springs, 1 front sway bar, Koni Classic adjustable shocks
Genuine and correct five-spoke American Racing Trans Am wheels
Shelby wood three-spoke steering wheel
Full, four-point interior roll bar, four-point front seat belts and harnesses
Trunk-mounted battery with removable shut-off switch
Documentation includes original owners manual and other, assorted documents
Searching for a unique addition to your Ford, Mustang or pony car collection or just a bad ass driver? MotoeXotica Classic Cars has just the car for you, a 1967 Ford Mustang Trans Am Tribute car.
This faithful recreation of the Trans Am Championship winning 1967 Mustang was built for Rick and Patti Sue Titus as a tribute to Ricks father, Jerry, Mr. Trans AM, Titus by Greg Reynolds and John Brown of Reynolds Restorations in Yukon, Oklahoma and was featured as a cover story in Mustang and Fast Fords Magazine. The cars design originates from the 1967 Trans Am Championship won by Carroll Shelbys Shelby American, Ford Motors and Jerry Titus.
A straight, rust-free notch back body was sourced from dry Arizona and more than 1,100 hours and $40,000 in parts were used, including a 400-horsepower 302 CID Ford crate V-8 motor with the following parts: GT40 aluminum heads, high-rise aluminum intake manifold, Holley 750 cfm carburetor, double pumper and Crane aluminum roller rockers, MSD 6AL ignition with integral rev limiter, MSD electronic trigger distributor, Canton nine-quart road racing oil pan and windage tray, Melling high-volume oil pump, ceramic coated tubular headers, custom side exit exhaust, Stuart radiator under hood and spare Griffin Aluminum radiator. Backing that engine is a Ford top loader five-speed manual transmission with a Ford nine-inch Traction-Lok rear end and 3.5:1 gearing.
Other features include a Flaming River quick-ratio steering box, front disc brakes with slotted rotors, full four-point roll bar, four-point front seat belts and harnesses, Shelby wood three-spoke steering wheel, fiberglass hood, trunk lid and bumpers, heavy-duty front and rear springs, one-inch front sway bar, Koni Classic adjustable shock absorbers and trunk- mounted battery with removable shut-off switch.
Entered in the Going to the Sun Road Rally in 2013, this car covered 1,200 miles in five days and reportedly only suffered a rock-damaged windshield, which has been replaced, as has the windshield gasket.
Dressed in Jamaican yellow and black stripes, the cars paint is in overall very good condition. The windows are clear and intact, as are the vehicles lights. This pony rides on BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, sized 235/60R15 that surround genuine and correct American Racing Trans Am five-spoke wheels. All of the cars body panels are straight and solid, courtesy of a donor body from arid Arizona. The trunk and battery are tidy while the engine bay is very tidy. Highly detailed and nicely presented.
Inside, the black vinyl seats are in excellent order, as is the matching carpet. The instrument panel is crack-free and features aftermarket oil and voltmeter gauges. The inner door panels, mirror glass and shift lever all look great. There is no radio in this vehicle.
Jerry Titus once again captured the attention of Carroll Shelby, as Titus had once repaired a Maserati race car for Shelby during a test drive of the 1965 Shelby GT350 for Sports Car Graphic. Shelby offered Titus a place on his SCCA National Championship team, and Titus won the 1965 Pacific Coast National Championship with a production GT350. In 1966 Titus entered the newly created SCCA Trans-Am series for Shelby's Terlingua Racing Team and achieved victory at the last race of the season at Riverside International Raceway. Titus left his position as editor-in-chef at Sports Car Graphic and became a full-time racing driver for Shelby's team. He went on to become the number one team driver and won both the 1967 Manufacturer's Championship for Ford and the 1967 Driver's Championship as well. I