|THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. ALTHOUGH THERE SEEMS TO BE CONFUSION AND DISAGREEMENT AMONG AUTO ENTHUSIASTS AS TO THE DIFFERENCE, THE FACT IS THAT PRO TOURING AND RESTO MOD ARE TWO DIFFERENT BUILDS WITH TWO DIFFERENT PURPOSES. THEY MAY LOOK AND SOUND SIMILAR, BUT THEY EACH HAVE A SEPERATE NICHE IN THE PERFORMANCE WORLD. THE BUILDER OF THIS HOT ROD HAD A VISION. HIS VISION WAS TO COMBINE THE NEW SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OF A RESTO MOD WITH THE HANDLING AND ROADABILITY OF A PRO TOURER. THIS MUSTANG IS A NICE BLEND OF BOTH WORLDS, AND IT STILL LOOKS LIKE A 1965 MUSTANG! IT TOOK FOUR YEARS TO BUILD THIS PERFORMANCE MACHINE. VIRTUALLY EVERY COMPONENT ON THIS VEHICLE IS RESTORED, REPLACED, OR REBUILT.
Every car enthusiast is familiar with the story of the Ford Mustang. The Mustang single handedly created a new classification in automobile lore- Pony Car. A sports car design with long hoods, short rear decks, and a V8 engine. This was in response to the invasion of the European sports cars, most notably the British models. The target market was the Baby Boomer generation, which were just entering the car market. The Mustang has stood the test of time as the most popular and iconic vehicles in the history of automobilia.
Of course, the Mustang launch was an overwhelming success. The first day of sales, 22,000 units were sold. 400,000 were sold in the first twelve months, and over a million were sold in the first two years. Now approaching the 50th anniversary year, production has approached or exceeded ten million units. The Mustang is the third oldest nameplate in Ford history, surpassed only by the F Series truck and the Falcon (Which is still produced in Australia).
From first year of manufacture, the hot rodders and gear heads started tinkering, modifying, and upgrading these Mustangs in an effort to increase performance. To this day, the five generations of Ford Mustangs are abundant on the street, at the strip, and at road courses nationwide. In fact, the fifth generation drew inspiration from the original, first generation 1964-1970 Mustangs. The design has been dubbed Retro-Futurism. The original Mustang was back, in an upgraded and improved form, and sales skyrocketed. The rest is history.
In the early days, the modifications and performance upgrades were not complex, as technology was still very basic. As time evolved, new developments in the automotive aftermarket industry created two new classifications- Resto Mod and Pro Touring. What is the difference? Ask fifty auto buffs the definitions, and you will get fifty different answers. Some people believe the answer is as black and white as Pro Touring refers to GM based vehicles, and Resto Mod to Ford. That is incorrect.
A simple explanation would be as follows: A Resto Mod is a classic that has been restored using modern components to upgrade drivability, comfort, and safety. A Pro Touring has more of a European orientation. Emphasis is on higher speed performance, handling, and braking.
As stated, this Mustang combines aspects of both classifications. To simplify the ad, here is a list of the new, rebuilt, etc. components on the vehicle:
Billet upper and lower grille
front fiberglass lower valance
front and rear bumpers
Kelsey Hayes disc brakes
power booster and master cylinder
shocks - all four
Monte Carlo brace
air fuel mixture unit
91 Lincoln Mark VII engine and trans.
fiberglass cowl hood
Spectrum air filter and chrome tubing
Rev aluminum spoke wheels
Grant steering wheel
front Recaro seats
dash cluster with new gauges
arm rest bases and pads
vertical quarter glass seals
u jamb rubber
front door handles and window cranks
all new door rubber bumpers
door handles and gaskets
door lock buttons and ferrules
sound deadener new trunk/floors
roof and firewall
drip rail moulding
reconditioned 9" rear end with 370 gears
new front rotors
rack and pinion steering
rear multi leaf springs
paint and Shelby stripes
tail light housings and lenses
dual exhaust with Flowmasters
trunk lock bezel
fuel pump and new hoses
lower GT rear valance
polished window stainless and wiper arms
Fresh 4 year build
Now, to the general description:
Freshly refinished in factory Wimbleton White. Blue Shelby stripes. Fit, finish, and gapping is excellent. Buffed to a mirror gloss shine. New REV five spoke wheels. New Falken radial tires. Cowl hood. Rear spoiler. Dual sport mirrors. Custom billet aluminum front grille. Shelby Cobra emblems mounted on rear quarter panels. Vehicle has a lowered Euro type ride stance.
1991 mass air fuel injected 5.0 HO engine. AOD automatic transmission. Ford nine inch rear differential with 3.70:1 gear ratio. Power front disc brakes. Total Control Products manual rack and pinion steering. Total Control Products suspension. Suspension has been lowered 1 1/2 inches. Undercarriage is extremely clean. Floors, braces, etc. are solid as a rock. Complete undercarriage refinished in frame black.
Beautiful upgraded interior. Molded leather front bucket seats. Original rear seat still in the vehicle. Grant GT steering wheel. Hump hugger center console. Leather wrapped shift knob. Complete set of Auto-Meter gauges. Speedometer, fuel, volts, water temperature, and oil pressure. Seats, dash, carpet, door panels, and headliner are all new or replacement items. The complete cabin section of the vehicle has been insulated with Dynamat sound deadener- floors, roof, and firewall.
The asking price on this Mustang is less than restoration costs, not including the original purchase price of the car.
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