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A Mustang Convertible Built For Cigar Aficionados
The Big Smoke Mustang: Autocraft of Camarillo, California builds a wicked custom Mustang convertible for Cigar Aficionado magazine and The Big Smoke
Mustang Monthly and Mustang 360 have shown this car under construction a few times in the past, and we just saw the (almost) finished car outside the SEMA Show in all its glory. Built for Cigar Aficionado magazine as a showpiece for the upcoming Big Smoke trade show in a few weeks at the same Las Vegas Convention Center that SEMA is being held at, the Mustang features a ton of hand-fabricated work throughout the car. A Ford Racing Boss 302 is topped by a Magnuson TVS 1900 supercharger on a custom-fabricated intake manifold and is controlled by a F.A.S.T. XIM EFI setup, and the stainless steel headers by the car’s builder “Kiwi” Lawrence are like jewelry. Under the skin is an Art Morrison 4-link rear suspension, coil-overs all around, and a Speedway Engineering anti-roll bar in front. The wheels are Vintage Cobra style rollers and the paint is a custom mix of root beer brown that matches the supple brown leather interior—which of course features a cigar humidor in the center console.
Watch for a full feature on this car in Mustang Monthly magazine, and also on this website, in a few months when the drivability gets sorted out and we can take it for a proper drive…while puffing on a Cuban of course.