• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

Rare 2017 Ford Mustang Petty’s Garage King Premier Edition Heads To Auction

Sponsored Links

Legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty has owned/operated Petty’s Garage for some time now, and we’ve seen several special edition Ford Mustang models emerge from the outfit in that time. That includes this special and rather rare 2017 Ford Mustang Petty’s Garage King Premier Edition, which was created to celebrate The King’s 80th birthday. Now, one of the 43 produced is set to cross the block at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction in January.

This particular Petty’s Garage King Premier Edition Mustang is actually the second one produced of those 43, and the first made publicly available, so it’s obviously a special example. But it also has just 1,615 miles on the clock, so it’s essentially brand new as well. These cars came packing a slew of upgrades that encompass everything from appearance to performance, so there’s quite a bit to take in here.

Sponsored Links

We’ll start under the hood, where the special Mustang sports a 5.0L Coyote V8 that’s been treated to a Whipple 2.9L supercharger that helps it produce a whopping 825 horsepower. Shifts are handled the old fashioned way via an MT82 six-speed manual transmission with a Barton short-throw shifter, which sends power back to the rear differential that has been fortified with Ford Performance axles.

Sponsored Links

The Coyote breathes through a set of American Racing long-tube headers and a Magnaflow axle-back exhaust with a center exit tip. The suspension and brakes have been upgraded as well, with a list of components including adjustable sway bars, Wilwood disc brakes at all four corners, and 20-inch Petty’s Garage Forgeline wheels wrapped in Continental Extreme Sport tires.

Moving to the exterior, it’s quite clear that the Petty’s Garage King Premier Edition Mustang is something special. It’s finished in silver, red, and Petty Blue, which pays homage to the 1996 25th Anniversary Number 43 STP Richard Petty NASCAR racing livery. There are also quite a few aero bits here, including a wicker bill rear spoiler and hood callouts.

Sponsored Links

Inside, the black interior has received a host of custom touches including an aluminum shift knob, embroidered floor mats, a serialized dash plaque, and the signature of the man himself. Add it all up, and we’ve got a pretty special Mustang here, and one that’s virtually guaranteed to stick out from the sea of modified pony cars already out there in the world.

We’ll have more auction find like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

Sponsored Links

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ford Mustang Mach-E To Benefit From Electrify America’s Plug&Charge Feature

Ford F-150 10R80 Transmission Lawsuit Dismissed In Illinois Supreme Court