Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1990 Ford Mustang GT
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a 1964 Mustang. Starting from serial No. #001 - the car inadvertently sold to Stanley Tucker - all the cars produced had 1965 VIN codes. There is a gap of 80,000 to 100,000 in the 1965 VINs around June-July 1964 that coincides with the switch from a generator on the engines to an alternator. The gap is considered by many Mustang aficionados to be the dividing line between \'64 and \'65 models.
For consignment, a special interest category car, more at home on the track and definitely looking the part thanks to a roll cage, mini tubs for the rear wheels and a fabricated rear wing. But before you ask, yes the car is street legal, however it is set up to not only imitate the look of a full blown race car, but it actually performs like one too. With a built engine with speed and power upgrades a plenty, this car is now a pocket rocket Foxbody Stang, with a sting. A Bennett built 331ci stroker Ford engine now graces the bay, along with an aluminum Kirby racing seat, and Centerline wheels with MT drag tires front and rear. Street lethal if you will.
This specialized hatchback is painted in menacing black and has straight steel panels which mind their gaps. Body matching integrated Cobra style front bumper, side skirts which emulate brake cooling ducts, lightly tinted windows with black surrounds, and some rectangular headlights, are framed by an all business lift off extended cowl induction hood with dzus fasteners to secure it. Up top the factory sunroof has been painted over with black paint but can still be functional if need be. Gone are the cheese grater style taillights and now cleaner wraparound tail lights courtesy of a Mustang LX are just below the rear trunk deck and aluminum spoiler, and above another body matching Cobra style rear bumper. Centerline racing wheels are on all 4 corners, and up front wrapped by skinny 26x4.0x15 tires, and one the rear 28x10.5x15 rear drag rubber. Save for the drag wheels and tires, and the cowl induction hood, this is a naturally occurring unassuming Fox Bodied Mustang GT with some Cobra dress up. BUT!
Framed with a 12-point roll cage, a Kirkey carbon aluminum racing seat covered with black cloth with 5-point belts, and a litany of important monitoring gauges display tucked neatly under the long high cowl hood, and level indicators, all for the straight line. Black steel is all that is visible in areas where seats once were but now just weight loss for this super \'Stang. The steering wheel airbag is still there along with a transbrake button, and a tachometer and switch panel has been added to the roll cage. A Hurst shifter sits directly in front of the dash and within the gutted factory black console. The dash, while removed of all unnecessary items, still retains the original gauge cluster and the black vinyl and cloth door panels have remained with their padded armrests and power window/lock rocker switch inserts. All buttoned up and ready to go racing!
The 331ci V8 engine has all the fixings and has been meticulously built by Bennett Racing engines as per our consignor and makes a tire melting estimated 750hp. This block is adorned with Yates race heads and has been fitted with pistons to create an approximate 14-1 compression ratio. A Hogan\'s custom fabricated highly polished tunnel ram intake manifold is outfitted with 2 Holley 4bbl carburetors to keep the mill drinking a healthy supply of 116 octane race fuel. We also note the car and engine have been plumbed and wired for a 300hp shot of nitrous oxide but the car has never been raced on the track or the street. Bolted to the mill is a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission with a 5000rpm stall converter and a transbrake. Out back is a spooled Ford 9-inch rear end assembly outfitted with Mark Williams axles. Sheesh! I\'m sweating with anticipation on the test track, which will be a straight-line version today!
A ladder bar fully adjustable rear suspension with coil over rear shock and spring conversion helps keep all that power hooked to the pavement. Up front is an independent coil over suspension with tubular control arms and a tubular K member. We note through the floor subframe connectors have been installed to keep the chassis extra rigid and the engine is mounted to the chassis with a front motor plate. Wilwood disc brakes are on all 4 corners to bring this horse to a whoah and Kooks custom headers are on for the exhale with stainless steel race mufflers that end midship under the car. All solid with only some minor paint chip off but no rust is noted.
It fired up with a thunderous roar, and our test driver who doubles as my sidekick decoder took her for a spin, and spin it did, especially for the rear tires. He said launching was awesome, and of course did not get close
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