Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ooooh...

800-HP 1967 Shelby GT500 'Tribute' Built To Celebrate Mustang's 50th
The 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang's debut on April 17 back in 1964 will be the cause for celebrations large and small this year, with everyone from Blue Oval bigwigs to the car's legions of loyal fans getting in on the fun. 
One of those celebrations will take place Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, where restoration company RK Motors will unveil a tribute car based on the classic 1967 Shelby GT500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, coinciding with Ford Motor Company's own Mustang 50th anniversary celebrations.
Now, I'm kinda puzzled why they're using a 1967 Mustang to showcase the 50th anniversary, but I'll allow it. Did I mention 800 HP? Especially looking like this:

(picture from link) Yeah, that'll do.

50 year old styling, modern appurtenances and convenience. Tremec 6-speed manual transmission, EFI, high-speed rated BFGs... I'd like to see this become more of a trend, I really would. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air with the new Corvette 6.2L V8? 1959 Plymouth Gran Fury with the 390 HP Hemi? Yeah, I could get used to this...

It's nice to dream every once in a while...

That is all.


2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Actually for a couple of years there was a 55 shoebox running around with a complete C-5 set of underpinnings... It was a Chevrolet Mule to test the C-5 running gear... :-)

Will said...

First year of the 'Stang that would hold a big block, that's why. The only way to put a BB in the front of the first gen was to remove the shock towers and go for a straight tube front end.

I tried to buy a '65/66? Mustang Fastback set up this way (for a 427 BBC), but the seller wouldn't let me have it when he found out it was to go on the street. No engine/trans. The fact it would be going out of state didn't matter to him. Lack of faith in his workmanship, I guess. It would have gone straight to my dad's shop a few miles away, for a detailed evaluation/refurb. Oh, well. Years ago.