Outside, despite its formal roofline, all the correct body components are in place to replicate the look of a '68 GT350/GT500-the nose, foglights, hood, side scoops, tail-end treatment-including that distinctive '68-only Shelby yellow hue. Kudos for that outstanding body and paint work go to John Kicks and Dave Moniz. Peter skipped the vinyl roof of the Green Hornet, and in place of that car's "EXP 500" lettering, the Yellow Jacket's side stripes accurately indicate its "S/C EFI" status. The theme continues in the cockpit with Shelby-style wood grain appliqués, rollbar with shoulder harnesses, and center console. The Yellow Jacket's buckets are from Procar but are embroidered with "Carroll Shelby" stitching; the wood-rim wheel is a period-looking LeCarra, while the gauges, including the pair in the console, inject a modern touch as they're from Auto Meter's Carbon Fiber series.
By his distinctive signature on the dash, you can see that Mr. Shelby himself approves of Peter's 5-year-long efforts to create a modern interpretation of the Texan's one-off formal-roof classic of the '60s. Like any project of this scale, he certainly didn't do it all by himself, and Peter extends his thanks to Chris Brown, Barry Bergmann, and Danny Cina for all their help in the hive of activity leading up to this thing's first flight. Like the Green Hornet to which it pays obvious tribute, the Yellow Jacket creates quite a buzz wherever it lands, with crowds inevitably making a bee-line for it. That's it; we've run out of infantile insectile puns ('bout time!-Ed.)
Peter Faull's '68 Mustang GT "Green Hornet" tribute