Modified Mustangs & Fords
1967 Ford Mustang GT500 clone - Out-Of-This-World Shelby
A NASA Engineer Builds A '67 GT500 Clone
"The vehicle is a complete rotisserie restoration with all the modifications made during the process," Jeff says. "It looks the same underneath as on top; I just make sure not to drive it on wet streets, but it does get driven. It has 5,970 miles on it since the complete makeover but still looks good enough to roll into Barrett-Jackson. We built the motor for what I like to call 'SLR': streetability, longevity, and reliability-a tough thing to do with an engine like this. The car is capable of cruise, show, road racing, or drag racing (with a little prep). However, cruise and show are how it's mainly used.
"It's about an $80,000-$90,000 car, but I don't treat it that away. I drive it. When I finished the car, a friend told me I ought to put it in a bubble. Not me. I'm like J. Bittle. I'm probably going to drive it and hang on to it until I die."
That's par for a Mustang that's out of this world, and Jeff says he couldn't have done it without the support of his parents, Mike and Anne. His dad even drove the photography car for our action shots.
'67 Mustang Fastback
Owner: Jeff Fox, Houston, TX
Restoration by Cappel's Auto Restorations, Dickinson, TX
Front: Total Control Products coilover, Baer bumpsteer correction kit, 1 1/16-inch sway bar, '70 drum spindles, Total Control Products power rack-and-pinion, KRC power-steering pump
Rear: 4 1/2 leaf mideye springs, Edelbrock IAS shocks, subframe connectors, passenger-side torque box, MPG export brace and Monte Carlo bar, Total Control Products rear shock plates
Front: Stainless Steel Brake 12-inch light-weight disc
Rear: Finned drum, 11x 2 1/4-inch, functional brake cooling ducts
Front: PS Engineering Trans-Am five-spoke, 15x7, 4.25-inch offset
Rear: PS Engineering Trans-Am five-spoke, 15x8, 4.50-inch offset
Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/60R15
Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P255/60R15
Black deluxe, Vintage Air A/C unit molded into stock controls and vents, tilt wheelcolumn, Grant steering wheel, Simpson quick-release lap and shoulder seatbelts,Shelby rear belts, Custom Auto Sound stereo, Eclipse speakers front and rear,Acousti-shield and Dynamat for heat and sound deadening, Shelby gauge podwith later-model Stewart Warner gauges, Auto Meter oil-pressure isolator system
Original '67 Ford Candyapple Red in PPG basecoat/clearcoat; Wimbledon White Le Mans stripes; Shelby GT500 fiberglass, striping, and emblems; passenger-side mirror; rear-mounted electric antenna; 20-gallon fuel tank; detailed undercarriage; all new exterior glass