Mustang Fastback GT 500 Tribute
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback GT 500 Tribute
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback GT500 Tribute
A tribute car is defined as a car that has been highly modified to look mostly like the original but has parts from any year and by any means does not carry parts or available options from that particular year. The word clone represents a car that was available in whatever year and sits with the same mechanicals as a numbers matching car. Using correct parts and options but without the numbers matching engine, drivetrain etc.
For consignment a tribute car which pays homage to the 1967 Mustang Fastback, but utilizes many different than original parts, some even improved over what would have been same year parts or drivetrain. This car pays tribute to the 1967 version of the Mustang Fastback GT500, with plenty of extras. This consignment started life as a S code 390ci V8 Fastback with a 4-speed transmission and has undergone a complete restoration transforming it to the Shelby Fastback GT500 form it is today.
Menacing black now covers the steel panels that include a molded in B pillar aero vent, some wide white stripes running from stem to stern, and an above rocker triple threat stripe with GT500 logo within, with the Shelby Cobra badge just above. Also, the hockey stick cove sports a vent on the rear quarter. The paint can be described as excellent overall, and the chrome is the same. Window trimmings, side mirrors handles are also all excellent. The front grille now sports dual large round fog lamps nestled together in the center. A rear spoiler has been molded into the rear deck and presents seamlessly. The taillights are looking Shelby; however they do not operate sequentially like the Shelby. 17-inch front and 18-inch rear Shelby American Racing wheels are all around.
Paying tribute to the original Shelby the dash now takes on the form of the GT500. Large round gauges flank the steering column and other smaller round gauges are scattered about in a field of brushed stainless. All gauges are black faced with white type and numbers surrounded by shiny round bezels. The spread winged black padded dash top frames a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/iPod interface player tucked in where the original radio would have been within a metal white painted lower panel. Seats are beautifully restored and in Parchment vinyl, low back buckets for the front, and a bench for the back. A custom center console with some stainless and cupholders, sports a hurst shifter. Door panels use the Parchment vinyl and stainless panels too. Way back is a big storage area in the trunk and on its interior panel are dual speakers for the Kenwood. A nice Parchment headliner remains fairly tight. Also, a note to the interior vents, which melt seamlessly into the interior B pillars.
TNT Engineering has built the mill, and these guys are not fooling around. HOLD your breath and see if you can keep it held whilst I describe this engine!..a 428ci FE stroker now 450 cubes with blue printed 2x4 Holley carbs, a Scat crankshaft 4.125 inches with King bearings, Scat I beam connecting rods, forged dish pistons, a Cloyes double roller timing chain, Comp cams hydraulic roller camshaft with .580i and .564e lift, Lunati lifters, Smith Bros. pushrods...that was a mouthful. 428 FE heads with a 3 angle valve job sit proudly atop the block. The Holleys sit atop a Blue Thunder intake (2x4), and a Melling high volume oil pump pulls lube from a Cobra front sump oil pan. A 4 speed toploader is on the back, and on the posi Ford 9" rear are 3.55 gears. Hooker headers provide quick evacuation of spent fossils. Awesome! EXHALE…
All buttoned up, shiny and unbelievably clean, nary a hint of problems under here! Disc brakes are on front and drums for the rear just like the original GT500. A new Flowmaster exhaust is noted working its way back from the healthy mill.
A wonderful driver, runner, and accelerator. It ran like it was new with an exhilarating test drive. After you get past half throttle, this car is a screamer, although traction is limited by the rear tires. All functions were working beautifully just like 1967.
A beautiful presenting fast and fun car that will definitely turn heads. Who can now afford an original? And with all the performance upgrades who would want to pay for one? A great way to own a reasonably priced classic, and if something goes awry, it's only a tribute…albeit a gorgeous one! No expenses spared on the engine, and it will definitely take your breath away on the drive away from Classic Auto Mall.
T-Metuchen, NJ Assy Plant
S-390ci V8 4bbl
300090-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 63B-Fastback, Deluxe Interior
COLOR B-Frost Turquoise
TRIM 6K-Light & Dark Aqua Deluxe Vinyl
DATE 11V-August 11th 1967
AXLE 1-Ford 9" 3.00 Conventional
TRANS 5-4 Speed Manual
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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