For many, the restomod is the ultimate expression of a car. Combine the classic, timeless style of a vintage car with the reliable performance of modern mechanicals, and presto!, the perfect combination is born. But while we’ve seen our fair share of awesome restomod Ford Mustangs, this amazing Coyote-swapped 1969 Ford Mustang pro touring beast for sale at Bring a Trailer might just take the proverbial cake.
This particular 1969 Ford Mustang fastback was originally designed and built for SCCA club racer Phil Heacock by Allison’s Rod & Custom of Shelbyville, Kentucky. It took a full three years to bring that concept to reality, and the results clearly speak for themselves. This Mustang was designed for track and autocross use, but it’s also obviously quite the looker.
While this 1969 Ford Mustang is essentially brand new underneath its skin, the exterior has also received quite a bit of attention. That includes a custom fiberglass hood with functional hood scoops and extractors, modified side scoops with billet inserts, H4 headlights, and sequential-flashing taillights. Every single remaining piece of trim was either refinished or replaced before the car was coated in a lovely shade of DuPont blue.
True Forged 18-inch wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich G-Force Comp 2 tires, which measure in at 245/40 up front and 275/35 in the rear. They also cover large Wilwood disc brakes with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers out back, along with drilled and slotted rotors. And as can be expected from a track build, the suspension features fully adjustable coilovers, a TCI Engineering front clip, tubular A-arms, rack-and-pinion steering, and subframe connectors.
The interior of this Mustang is equal parts beautiful and functional, with Sparco seats, four-point Sparco harnesses, and a custom eight-point roll cage. But there’s also a surprising number of amenities, including power windows, air conditioning, an aluminum Bowler shifter, a custom center console with cup holders, an Alcantara-wrapped Sparco steering wheel, tilting Ididit column, Dakota VHX gauges, and a Kenwood stereo system. Quite plush for a race car, we’d say.
As one would imagine by now, this 1969 Ford Mustang restomod doesn’t have some archaic powerplant under the hood, either. Instead, it’s packing serious heat in the form of an Aluminator crate Coyote V8 with forged internals for strength. And it needs that extra beef, because a Whipple supercharger up top helps the mill produce a healthy 530 horsepower at the wheels.
Behind that beefy engine lies an equally-beefy Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission, which sends power to the rear wheels via a 9-inch rear end equipped with a Strange Engineering third member, Torsen limited-slip differential, and 3.50:1 gears.
Add it all up, and the result is one seriously unbeatable combination. We imagine we’ll have a hard time finding a more perfect restomod than this 1969 Ford Mustang, but that certainly won’t stop us from trying.
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Looks very nice! Hopefully the lack of visible bracing in the engine bay is compensated for elsewhere in the substructure of the car. Owning an S550 with Performance Package, that package adds shock tower bracing as well as an “X” frame below. Mine only has 460 hp and I’m sure FORD wouldn’t have gone to effort to do this if they didn’t feel it warranted.