FORD MUSTANG ROAD LEGAL TRACK CAR
- Matte Black
- 1000 (indictive)
- 3% (minimum £300, maximum £3000)
Very few cars are more iconic than a 1960s Ford Mustang and this example is certainly unique and one of a kind. Redesigned and built from the ground up to be a right hand drive – this car was built for the UK road network and is fully track legal.
Professionally built by Jarit Johnson of the famous Johnson racing family of North Carolina – this build was the vision of a true enthusiast and completed over a two year process from 2016 through to 2018, where every nut and bolt was purchased new and replaced to produce this incredible car.
Finished in a ‘Matte Black Emron’ paint the body has benefited from a full rotisserie restoration that included brand new doors, front wings, lower rear quarter panels, smoothed firewall, air box, louvres, bullet low drag mirrors on both sides and new chrome.
Part of the build included a brand new RHD dash panel, firewall and air louver panel to reverse the windshield wipers, so the right-hand wiper is primary.
Under the bonnet is a Ford Racing Coyote 5L engine prepped and tuned by Rouche Racing USA. Upgrades include new, unlocked camshafts, Motorcraft Racing coil over packs (with spares). Aluminium cold draft intake with K&N high-flow washable air filter, firewall mounted fuel rail pressure regulator, custom ceramic coated headers and full-dress engine covers. The remainder of the exhaust system consists of large bore Flowmaster pipes with internally spring baffled bypass Flowmaster silencers.
The entire exhaust system is ceramic coated for heat control and raspy sound, whilst the engine is controlled by a Copperhead 1024 ECM unit coupled to a full suite HP tuner via the OBD2 port.
What makes this build even more eccentric is the full tuning package that includes: licensed software, interface modules, HP laptop computer with all history files, charger, mouse and a track case for the laptop. The Horsepower and torque output are fully programmable and set by user via the tuning system. This also means the engine is more than capable of producing all the torque you can put on tarmac and then some. All you need to do is just plug the computer in and set it from mild to wild!
The remainder of the engine bay is finished with race spec reservoirs for the expansion tank, power steering and windshield wash. The bonnet is supported on Dana Racing aluminium gas strut hinges and the remainder of the engine bay is smoothed and painted with the same Emron matte black as the body. Cooling comes from a Munson aluminium 4 core radiator with thermostatic electric fan.
In addition – this restomod benefits from A/C, Bluetooth, DAB, and hands free phone function.
The donor car is a one owner car from new and was a true barn find having sat in a barn for 30 years in a farm outside Mooresville, North Carolina. There are plenty of pictures available documenting the entire rebuild and sandblasting of the body, all of which can be seen in the document section below.
BODYWORK & INTERIOR
Internally all the comforts you would expect from a modern car are included such as a modern Pioneer touch screen DAB with both a CD player and Bluetooth interface. The Phone interface is hands free via Bluetooth or USB with remote microphone over the driver’s head. and if this wasn’t enough the surround sound speakers, include a bass thumper with two power boost amplifiers that are hidden discreetly in the interior.
With the dash being configured to be a RHD every element was considered and features Dakota all digital VHX instruments, including gauges for wide range oil pressure, temperature, tachometer, speedometer and petrol.
Part of the dash conversion was also making sure appropriate measures were taken to accommodate the steering wheel, as a result the steering is via an Ididit aluminium collapsible safety column with ball bearing races and tilt function that is complemented with a Billet Specialties steering wheel with centre mounted horn.
The front suspension system is a Heidt’s Pro-2 Right drive unit with power assist quick ratio rack and pinion steering with a power steering system that has a radiator mounted to keep the fluid cool. The A- arms are tubular, and the front ride height/dampening is controlled by coil over racing shocks with adjustable response rate.
Interior lighting has been enhanced with low mounted opera style lights that are either door activated or manually controlled from the light knob. A fully customised centre console runs from the dashboard to the rear seats and includes spun aluminium cupholders and manual parking brake.
In order to help with the UK climate , the de-mist function has had the vents increased in size and airflow – this allows for the interior to be kept to temperature by a Vintage air system complete with air-conditioning. It is also worth noting that the rear seat has been narrowed to accommodate the massive rear tyres, however it still sits two people comfortably, as the seat has been custom made with two bucket style seating positions. The remainder of the interior hardware such as window cranks and door releases are from Billet Specialties and have been powder coated to match the trim colour of the vehicle.
Prior to paint, the entire unibody was dipped in rust inhibiting primer to deal with the salt/grit on UK roads. From the firewall to the boot, the entire car benefits from Dynamat heat and sound conformal insulation lining.
The middle chassis is a tubular space frame with driveshaft loop. In addition for protection on the track, the rocker boxes have been internally strengthened on each side with 4” X 2” chrome molly box steel sections that tie in with the front K member, rear frame and the aforementioned space frame.
The rear frame and suspension is a trailing 4-bar with a panhard bar to keep everything in place in the corners, and the rear wheel openings are tubbed to accommodate the rear tyres. Rear shocks are a match to the front racing style coil overs with adjustable ride height and dampening adjust. The rear end housing is a new-build Ford 9” from Heidt’s with upgraded axles, enlarged bearings and increased oil capacity. The third member is a Moser dual clutch style positraction unit rated for 900 ft-lbs of torque.
Final gearing is 3.96:1 ratio from a Moser ring and pinion set. The drive shaft is enlarged in diameter and heavy wall chrome molly tubing with high torque yokes and universal joints at both ends. The drive shaft is spun-balanced and powder coated safety orange for track use. The underside of the car is coated in Duraline spray coating for sound insulation and rust prevention.
The wheels on this Mustang are from American Racing and sit on 5 X 5.5 spacing, all wheel studs are enlarged grade 8 units to handle the torque. Front tyres are Dunlop potenza 265/35R18’s, and rear tyres are Dunlop potenza 295/35R18’s
Although there are many Mustang’s and different types of restomods out there – finding one like this is truly a one off. To build a car to this spec and standard would set you back well over 6 figures and 1000s of man hours. We think it is safe to say this is a rare opportunity to own a one of a kind build that will never be repeated by anyone and will give the new owner a constant smile every time they put their foot down.
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