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First 1966 Shelby GT350 Prototype Bound For Auction 19
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, Shelby on 11 19th, 2017


Barrett-Jackson will auction off the first 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype ever built during its Scottsdale event in mid-January.

The auction house says that the pony car is in excellent condition and includes a numbers-matching V8 and 4-speed manual transmission.

When the vehicle’s prototype duties were completed, a Ford dealership in California used the Mustang for demonstration purposes. In the ensuing decades, it passed through the hands of numerous owners and underwent a full restoration in 2011, ultimately being displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015.

A unique feature of the GT350 is its blue vinyl roof. Neither Ford or Shelby ever offered a vinyl roof on the car, but used this prototype as an experiment to decide whether or not to offer it as an option.

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First 1966 Shelby GT350 Prototype Bound For Auction 19
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, Shelby on 11 19th, 2017


Barrett-Jackson will auction off the first 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype ever built during its Scottsdale event in mid-January.

The auction house says that the pony car is in excellent condition and includes a numbers-matching V8 and 4-speed manual transmission.

When the vehicle’s prototype duties were completed, a Ford dealership in California used the Mustang for demonstration purposes. In the ensuing decades, it passed through the hands of numerous owners and underwent a full restoration in 2011, ultimately being displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015.

A unique feature of the GT350 is its blue vinyl roof. Neither Ford or Shelby ever offered a vinyl roof on the car, but used this prototype as an experiment to decide whether or not to offer it as an option.

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2018 Ford Mustang Likes Its Wheels And Fenders Wide 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, Ford Mustang, Forgiato, tuning, Wheels on 11 17th, 2017


While we’ve seen plenty of wide-body kits for the sixth-generation Mustang, the facelifted model has yet to make the rounds properly.

What we like about this particular Mustang is the smooth aggressiveness. It doesn’t necessarily beg for your attention thanks to the dark theme, though to be fair, those 20″ wheels are really hard to miss.

Those rims are called Appuntito-ECL and are manufactured by Forgiato. You can get them in multiple sizes, from 19″ through 22″, as well as 24″ and 26″.

Inside, we can spot a pair of racing seats and a roll cage, which in turn lets us know this car means business and it’s not just all show and no go.

As for the kit, if you compare it to that widebody Shelby Super Snake concept unveiled earlier this year, you might find that the fenders on this car are slightly wider, we’re talking almost Liberty Walk levels of width here.

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Watch Half A Century Of Pony-Car Progress Flash Before Your Eyes 8
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, video on 11 8th, 2017


The term “icon” gets thrown around a lot, but if there’s one vehicle that deserves the honorific, it’s surely the Ford Mustang.

Since its debut in 1964, the Mustang has stood as the very embodiment of the pony car and the epitome of accessible performance.

Over the course of the past half-century, though, it’s changed a lot – from the original through the Mustang II, the Fox body, the jellybean era of the 1990s, past the retro generation, to the thoroughly modern one we have today.

Modern necessities have bloated the Mustang’s weight by now to nearly double the original’s, but it’s also available with nearly double the horsepower. Some elements have remained constant though: big muscle up front, driven wheels at the back, and a price tag that the working man could at least aspire to.

Watch the pony-car story evolve before your eyes in this latest two-minute video from Donut Media.

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SpeedKore Creates Special Ford Mustang Boss For Robert Downey Jr. 3
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in celebrities, Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, SEMA, SEMA show, tuning on 11 3rd, 2017


Noted tuning company and custom car builder SpeedKore, has just unveiled a bespoke 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 built for Robert Downey Jr. at SEMA.

The hugely-successful actor commissioned SpeedKore to create the heavily-modified Mustang and according to the company, was involved heavily in the making of the muscle car. With a mixture of original parts and modern-day technologies, it is something special.

The beating heart of the car is a Ford Performance Aluminator 5.0-liter V8 with a Stage 2 Ford Performance/Roush supercharger. No horsepower and torque figures have been quoted but we do know the engine is mated to a Bowler T56 transmission that sends power to the pavement through a Detroit Speed 9-inch rear differential.

Like other recent projects from SpeedKore, Downey Jr’s Mustang has been adorned in lightweight carbon fiber body panels, including the hood, bumpers, fenders, quarter extensions, and front and rear spoilers. The exterior was then painted in PPG Khaki yellow.

In the cabin, Gabe’s Street Road Custom Interiors worked its magic and fitted a pair of bucket seats, stunning dark brown leather, a bespoke steering wheel, and a unique air conditioning system.

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Revology’s 1967 Shelby GT500 Replica Costs A Whopping $219,000 2
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, Replica, SEMA show on 11 2nd, 2017


Following a preview last year, Revology has officially unveiled its 1967 Shelby GT500 replica at SEMA.

Officially licensed by Shelby, the car features a reproduction steel body which can be painted in an assortment of different colors. The model also has a fiberglass hood, LED lighting units, and a high performance exhaust system. Other notable highlights include side stripes and 17-inch aluminum wheels which are backed up by four wheel disc brakes that feature ventilated and slotted rotors.

The retro styling continues in the cabin and the car comes nicely equipped with air conditioning, power windows / locks, and brushed aluminum trim. Revology also installs power front seats, a classic wood rim steering wheel, and a four-speaker audio system. Customers can also order a premium audio system and a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

A supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine resides under the hood and produces 600 hp (447 kW) and 475 lb-ft (643 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of which gearbox is selected, both send power to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential.

Pricing starts at $219,000 for models equipped with the manual transmission and $222,840 for vehicles with the automatic gearbox.

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Shelby Unveils Two Insane Ford Mustangs At SEMA 2
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford Mustang, SEMA, SEMA show, Shelby, tuning, video on 11 2nd, 2017


Not to be outdone by Roush Performance at SEMA, Shelby has unveiled two wild creations based around the facelifted 2018 Ford Mustang.
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Roush 729 Mustang Has 3D Printed Components And More Than 700 HP 1
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Roush, SEMA show, tuning, video on 11 1st, 2017


Following a preview last month, Roush Performance has officially unveiled the 729 Mustang at SEMA.
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Ford Puts On An Unrivalled Display At SEMA 1
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Mustang, Galleries, SEMA, SEMA show, tuning on 11 1st, 2017


In recent years, the SEMA Show, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, has become an increasingly important event for carmakers to show off their latest vehicles and dabble into the depths of the aftermarket world. Case in point, Ford’s huge booth at this year’s show.
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Ford Puts On An Unrivalled Display At SEMA 1
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Mustang, Galleries, SEMA, SEMA show, tuning on 11 1st, 2017


In recent years, the SEMA Show, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, has become an increasingly important event for carmakers to show off their latest vehicles and dabble into the depths of the aftermarket world. Case in point, Ford’s huge booth at this year’s show.
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Ford And Roush Supercharge 2018 Mustang And F-150 To 700HP 31
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Roush, SEMA show, tuning on 10 31st, 2017


Ford and Roush Performance have unveiled an all-new supercharger for the 5.0-liter V8 engine that resides in the 2018 Mustang and F-150.
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Race Ramps Celebrates The 25th Anniversary Of Spawn With Two Customized Models For SEMA 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Mustang, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, SEMA show, tuning on 10 27th, 2017


The Black Panther themed Lexus LCs won't be the only comic book inspired vehicles at SEMA as Race Ramps has announced plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Spawn by showcasing two customized vehicles at the show.
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2018 Ford Mustang RTR Bringing 700 HP To SEMA 26
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Mustang, SEMA, tuning on 10 26th, 2017


Ford and Vaughn Gittin Jr. have unveiled the 2018 Mustang RTR ahead of its debut at SEMA.
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One-Off 1969 Ford Mustang Is An eBay Steal 26
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, eBay, Ford, Ford Mustang on 10 26th, 2017


A unique 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has popped up on eBay and is bound to raise the eyebrows of a few enthusiasts.
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Performance Pack Level 2 Takes The Ford Mustang GT To New Heights 23
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Mustang, new cars, Reports on 10 23rd, 2017


Ford is set on taking extra care of the facelifted Mustang GT, which can now be fitted with the Performance Pack Level 2 as well.
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