A man called Wesley Ryan from San Antonio, Texas had a 1993 Ford Mustang. In 2001, he sold the car to help pay for his wife’s cancer treatment as she fought ovarian cancer. Last September, Ryan’s kids somehow managed to find the exact 1993 Mustang that he had owned before and bought it back for him.
Ryan’s son Jake recorded his father as the kids presented him with the Mustang. Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford saw that video and wanted to do something for Ryan and his beloved 1993 Mustang. What Ford did was work with Hennessey Performance to restore Ryan’s 1993 Mustang, but what Hennessey did went way beyond a restoration.
Hennessey took the stock and rather anemic by today’s standards, 5.0-liter V8 that had lived in the 1993 Mustang since it was new and replaced it with a 2018 Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, and bodywork. After all the work on the Mustang was done, Ryan and his family were invited to Ford HQ in Dearborn to see the finished project and take her home.
Ryan said that it was still his Mustang, but “she’s got a new heart.” Ryan said he never believed he would be “in this position again” but that Ford had made it happen. The most expensive Fox body Mustang ever sold was a 1993 Cobra R that sold for $132,000. Prices on Fox body Mustangs have been on the climb in recent years, and some very nice examples are coming out of storage to be sold for a profit. A man sold a 1993 Cobra Mustang with only 668 miles on it earlier this month.
Source: News 4 San Antonio