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Trigger Warning: This 1967 Ford Mustang Has A Corvette C5 Powertrain Under Its Skin


It’s hard not to appreciate an original, well-sorted Ford Mustang from the early years of production. Even a six-cylinder model is, to our minds, worthy of preservation and appreciation.

But the truth of the matter is that no custom build – no matter how blasphemous – is ever truly off-limits, so long as it’s well-executed and cool. We rather think the 1967 Ford Mustang shown here meets those criteria.

Massive H20i withdrawls currently. Once again want to give a huge shout-out to all the people who have continuously supported me through the whole build. Also thanks to everyone sharing pics and tagging me in other ones. You guys are awesome. If anyone has any good pics from H20i, please dm me again, even if I’ve already seen them, and I’ll give you my email so you can send them to me. There are a few of you who sent me killer pics and I’ve lost you in all my DMs. Also, if I take a bit to get back to you in the DMs, don’t take it personally ! I’ve gotten sooo many DMs lately that it’s just gotten nuts and I don’t have the time to answer them all right now ! Thanks everyone, hope you have a great day ! Thanks to @zuumy for the wicked pic !

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Granted, the car isn’t really much of a Mustang at all; in truth, it’s a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5 with a tubular steel frame, wearing a ’67 Mustang body as a sort of disguise. The owner, Kyle Scaife, is a fabricator living in Canada who was inspired to build a cool custom car after working on a 1971 Barracuda¬†with a Viper V10, about the same time that Ken Block’s Gymkhana 7 came out. He then went about looking for the right shell, eventually buying the Mustang on the cheap sans engine or transmission.

Scaife decided to turn to GM for the powertrain, he says, because it was a much more cost-effective route than buying a Coyote or Voodoo crate motor; the entire C5 donor car was purchased and shipped to his door from California for the low sum of $6k. The car was sold with a Salvage Title, and provided him not only an engine, but a transmission, a rear end, steering and suspension, brakes, and plenty of other usable bits.

After melding the two cars, the Canadian owner fabricated a set of massive fender flares to accommodate the wide new track width – arguably the coolest feature of the car, if you ask us.

Now that this C5-based ’67 Ford Mustang is running and driving, Scaife is looking into boosting its 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with a turbocharger or two, and next year, he wants to take it on a road trip to the US. Frankly, whatever he decides to do, Kyle Scaife has our stamp of approval.

(Source: The Drive)


Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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