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2019 Ford Mustang GT Gets ‘Body Swapped’ Into 1967: Video

The concept of installing a classic vehicle’s body panels on top of a newer model is nothing terribly new, particularly in the world of the Ford Mustang. Over the years, we’ve seen such mashups in the form of a first-gen pony car body installed on top of Crown Victoria underpinnings, a 1969 Mustang riding on newer Cobra Terminator bits, and a 1966 Mustang coupe underpinned by an S197-generation pony car, to name just a few. Now, that trend continues with this 2019 Ford Mustang GT, which is being treated to a ’67 body swap of its own, courtesy of Chris Steinbacher and the B is for Build YouTube channel.

2019 Ford Mustang GT With 1967 Body Panels - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Steinbacher built this particular Frankenstein Ford Mustang of sorts specifically for the 2023 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and proceeded to drive it 2,500 miles to that event, too. Underneath, it’s nothing more than a 2019 Ford Mustang GT in every way, right down to its naturally-aspirated 5.0L V8 Coyote engine making 460 horsepower, with a six-speed manual transmission, meaning that such a long road trip went off without a hitch, too.

On the outside, however, this pony car looks more like a ’67, because, well, it’s wearing that classic model’s body panels. Amazingly, Steinbacher and his crew put the whole thing together in just 30 days, starting out with an S550 that he purchased from a salvage auction after it had been hit on both sides.

Luckily, the damage was limited to those cosmetic areas, which made this car the perfect starting point for a body-swap build. Steinbacher purchased brand new reproduction 1967 Mustang body panels to complete that job, which cost around $11,000 on top of the $16,000 it took to buy the salvaged 2019 model – not a bad deal for such a combination, especially when one considers the alternative expense of building/buying a restomod or an original ’67, too.

We’ll have more cool videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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.

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