Home / Auto News / News article: Restomod '67 Shelby GT500 Mustang is an Automotive Work of Art - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Nov 28 2010, 10:24 PM

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Restomod classic Ford Mustangs are a love it or leave it deal for many, but among the thousands to emerge in the last decade this one probably ranks as one of the most interesting, and the most beautiful .

It’s a ’67 fastback that wears Shelby gingerbread, but unlike many such creations, the folks at Pro Touring Super Cars that built it resisted the urge to drape it in ‘Gone in Sixty Seconds II’ garb, instead giving the car a more signature and pure ’67 G.T.500 look, which in our minds is far better anyway.

Although the exterior details are subtle – larger 18-inch Coys wheels and BF Goodrich G-Force tires are tastefully integrated into the rest of the package, under the skin, this Mustang sports a late-model supercharged 4.6-liter Mustang Cobra engine, tuned to deliver 444 horsepower and 495 ft-lbs of torque. It also sports a beefy Tremec T-56 six-speed manual gearbox and modern coil over suspension, plus disc brakes front and rear.

Inside is a period looking cabin, with modern gauges tastefully integrated into the dash and a rather cool looking center console. Re-finished in Acapulco Blue with white Le Mans stripes, this ’67 looks arrow straight from all angles we could see and according to Charlotte, NC based RK Motors (which is now offering the car for sale) has been driven just some 475 shake down miles prior to completion.

Current asking price for this one-of-a kind stallion is approximately $99,900, not cheap by any means, but less than some of those ‘continuation’ Eleanor monstrosities turned out several years ago by now extinct Unique Performance. It likely runs much better too.

GALLERY: Pro Touring Super Cars ’67 GT500 Resto-Mod

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[Source: RK Motors]