1968 Ford Mustang Restomod

1968 Ford Mustang Restomod

Fully detailed and ready to rumble, this ’68 Mustang is the beneficiary of an extensive, ground-up restoration. Moreover, it’s turned an everyday Ford into a feature-worthy restomod. From its Coyote V8 to its Chassisworks suspension, this fastback’s the stuff dreams are made of. Obviously, this 1968 Ford Mustang Restomod article’s a worthwhile read.


Steal a glance at this Mustang’s super slick body and you’ll see what high-quality craftsmanship is. Moreover, professional build’s performed by a dedicated group of individuals. Furthermore, those individuals knuckle down at a place called Samson Design in Marshall, Missouri. And, in what amounts to a 6-figure build, they transformed what was a tired old mule into a show-stopping thoroughbred.

Click on the image above to see a video of this gorgeous Mustang!

Appropriately themed ‘Flashback’, this Ford’s total reboot began with all-new sheet metal that included a pair of OEM front fenders. DuPont Magic Red’s sealed under Hot Hues Sandstorm stripes and a clearcoat shell. However, this clean pony debuted in July 2014 as a red-hot custom that outperforms most pro-touring competitors.

It’s obvious that someone really sweated the details on this Mustang. And with its enhanced, Shelby-style profile, the car presents a professionally finished appearance that goes far beyond traditional descriptors. Up front, a Mustangs to Fear clip hangs custom, Samson-branded grilles between custom, 7-inch headlights, a louvered Mustangs to the Fear hood, and Eleanor-style driving lamps.

Behind the hood are new 1-piece side windows, stainless wipers, stainless frames, shaved drip rails, and quarter louvers. At the sides of that glass, Mustangs to Fear rocker panels lay the groundwork for shaved fenders. In addition, there are racy “Flashback” call-outs, classic door handles, and chrome, bullet-style mirrors.

Out back, a Mustangs to Fear decklid covers sequential, Shelby-style taillights, fender caps, and a body-matched bumper. Moreover, there’s a unique valance with integrated exhaust outlets.

1968 Ford Mustang Restomod – COYOTE POWER

coyote engine in the 1968 Ford Mustang Restomod

Hoist this coupe’s snug fitting hood and you’ll find a 5.0 liter, DOHC ‘mod motor’ that twists 379 dyno-proven horsepower into 375 lb./ft. of pavement scorching torque! Officially named ‘Coyote’, and officially known as the backbone of the current Mustang GT, this state-of-the-art rocket utilizes forged internals, oil-cooled hypereutectic pistons, a long runner single scroll intake, variable valve timing, and a direct-mount throttle body to create stout 11 to 1 compression all the way up to 7,000 RPM.

At the top of the engine, a conical filter element feeds a Sandstorm-painted air tube. However, at the sides of the engine, clean shorty headers optimize breathing. In addition, at the front of the engine, a Vintage Air FrontRunner system spins an assortment of smooth ancillaries. And a beefy Ron Davis radiator, fitted with large electric puller fans, provides cooling.

The svelte powerplant is extremely tidy, with “POWERED BY FORD” cam covers and a “5.0” branded cowl concealing most of its factory silver block. However, the car’s show-detailed engine bay’s finished with thoughtful accessories like a body-matched nose filler, Lokar drive-by-wire throttle control, a Wilwood master cylinder, and snazzy Ringbrothers hood supports.

1968 Ford Mustang Restomod – MODERN ATHLETICISM

underside of the 1968 Ford Mustang Restomod

The bottom of this awesome Mustang is just as impressive as its slick exterior and smooth powerplant. Moreover, a tough Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed spins a proven Chassisworks FAB9 rear end fitted with Strange 31-spline axles. Furthermore, the car’s already competent suspension was swapped for a Rod & Custom Mustang II front clip. In addition, it’s first-class Chassisworks g-Link rear half.

That 2-inch-dropped hardware was augmented with power rack-and-pinion steering, custom subframe connectors, and high-quality mini tubs. Braking is equally class, with Wilwood 4-piston calipers squeezing four drilled and slotted rotors. However, the aforementioned headers dump spent gases into a custom, 2.5-inch exhaust system. Then, it backs an X-shaped crossover with stainless Magnaflow mufflers. Lastly, the aeromotive gasoline pump, billet fuel regulator, and bespoke Sandstorm-painted fuel tank flesh out body-matched floorplans.

And everything rolls on polished American Racing 427 Cobra wheels, which twist 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 315/35ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.


gorgeous interior in the 1968 Ford Mustang Restomod

Pop the car’s doors and you’ll find an attractive, well-rounded interior that was installed by the pros at Samson Design. In addition, front and center, power-operated, fourth-generation GTO buckets sport high-quality vinyl covers. Opposite those seats, an aluminum-trimmed dash founds Auto Meter Phantom gauges between quality Ron Francis wiring, a Pioneer touchscreen head unit and controls for the car’s Vintage Air climate system.

At the foot of that dash, a custom console centers a booted Tremec shifter between chrome power window switches, billet cupholders, and a wide armrest. However, below that console, rich carpet balances color-keyed floor mats beneath a Lokar emergency brake assembly and black, billet foot pedals.

At the edge of that carpet, custom side panels hang billet handles beneath long armrests. Moreover, in front of the driver, a sweet Billet Specialties steering wheel spins a flat-bottom rim around a tilting Ididit column. And behind the passengers, big Pioneer speakers front a power-operated trunk that’s complete with clean vinyl panels, a color-keyed decklid and a capless fuel filler.

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    You knew a hand-built Mustang restomod wouldn’t be cheap, and alas, the base retail price for the Revology Mustangs starts at a rather dear $119,500 for the fastback and $122,000 for the convertible.
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  • What is a fastback Mustang?
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Brook Walsh

For nearly 30 years, I've had a fascination with restomods. I've learned from real-world experience what restomod gear works and what doesn't. This is the site where I share everything I've learned.

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