Supercharged Restomod 1967 Ford Mustang GT500

Supercharged Restomod 1967 Ford Mustang GT500

Engine swaps have existed as long as manufacturers have made distinct models. An engine swap can define a vehicle. Regardless of whether it’s installing a flathead V8 in a Model A Ford or modernizing an old muscle car. This 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 is a Supercharged Restomod with a 2004 Mustang Cobra engine.

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

That means 32 valves, a supercharger, and drivability that they couldn’t imagine back in the good old, bad old days. The rest of the car’s completely upgraded. However, the core Mustang design created a Pro-Touring fastback that’s unreal.

engine in the Supercharged Restomod 1967 Ford Mustang GT500

Supercharged Restomod 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 – No Cost Build

Pro Touring Super Cars (a Speed, Inc. company) built this cost-no-object automobile. Speed, Inc. puts late-model power in antique muscle cars and uses the latest technology. What better way to do that than build a Shelby GT500 tribute with one of Ford’s most potent late-model powertrains?

The body on this ’67 has a rotisserie restoration. As a result, it’s smooth inside and out, top and bottom. Everything was prepared before painting. The idea was a showcase, remember? Gaps were modified till the maker couldn’t do better. Shelby never envisaged a hood this shiny in 1967.

spoiler in the Supercharged Restomod 1967 Ford Mustang GT500

Supercharged Restomod 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 – Paint Job

Once everything was straight, Acapulco Blue 2-stage urethane was applied. Shelby stripes were sprayed and buried under clear. In addition, rocker callouts were added. Shelby elements included the back cap and integrated spoiler. In addition, they include C-pillar and quarter panel scoops. Additionally, there’s a nose cone with center-mounted lights and a vented Shelby hood (the originals were wavy). You could think this is a Shelby without looking under the hood.

The emblems, gas cap, grille, and other Shelby-specific features are fantastic copies. Chrome, stainless, and glass are all new. Out rear, LEDs replace the sequential Shelby taillights for a 21st-century look. But the real treat is the supercharged 2004 Cobra motor under the hood.

If you’ve followed Ford’s performance over the past 15 years, you know these 4-cam motors create BIG power from their tiny displacement. With forced induction, they breathe better than a big block and put down some astounding numbers while maintaining incredible civility. And if you’ve ever heard one at full song, you know what I’m talking about – they have just about the sweetest exhaust note this side of a Ferrari V8. This ’67’s engine is a 2004 Cobra with a unique induction system.

another picture of the engine in the Supercharged Restomod 1967 Ford Mustang GT500

Supercharged Restomod 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 – Supercharger Anyone?

A smaller supercharger pulley increases boost (these engines’ forged bottom ends can tolerate more boost than the factory allows). In addition, a unique Aeromotive fuel system feeds it at all speeds. A custom heat exchanger and reservoir fit under the Shelby hood, and a big aluminum radiator keeps it cool.

Custom-built headers handle the exhaust and amplify the engine sound. The 1967 engine has custom-painted cam covers that resemble Boss 429 or SOHC 427 parts. Shelby even included “Powered by Ford” emblems. It starts instantly, idles, and is nice even when cold. Moreover, it pulls like a freight train with a bespoke ECM from Speed, Inc.

A dyno sheet that comes with the car. Furthermore, this shows that it keeps going to 444 horsepower and 495 pounds of torque at the wheels- amazing!

underside of the mustang

Aftermarket Paradise

The rest of the hardware is just as impressive. The floors are red oxide, as original, but I doubt 1967 assembly line employees were as accurate as PTSC. The transmission is a T56, also taken from a Cobra Mustang, and it is easily up to the horsepower challenge. The clutch is a Centerforce DFX unit with a hydraulic conversion to work with the older car. There’s a constructed Ford 9-inch with 3.90 ratios and a limited slip, but the deep overdrive makes high-speed driving easy and helps fuel economy.

Those beautiful headers dump into a custom X-pipe and exhaust system featuring Magnaflow mufflers and tips, all finished in satin black for a different look and to keep it out of sight on the road. Up front, the suspension hangs from a custom Martz subframe and features a Martz power rack-and-pinion setup and Strange 12-way adjustable coil-over shocks. Out back, there’s a G-bar 4-link system with another set of 12-way adjustable VariShocks.

A massive Wilwood brake disc hides behind killer 18-inch Coys wheels wearing BFGoodrich G-Force T/A performance radials at each corner. A set of stout subframe connectors tie everything together rigidly, and you can feel the improvements in chassis rigidity from the driver’s seat.

interior of the mustang

Well Done Interior

Speaking of the driver’s seat, the interior’s been reworked. However, beginning with a foundation of DynaMat throughout, which helps control noise and temperatures, this Shelby tribute is almost Lincoln quiet inside. Most of the soft parts are original style, and that’s a factory “Deluxe” black interior. The dashboard has updated Speed, Inc. gauges. In addition, they have silver faces for a traditional, but updated appearance and much better functionality.

That’s a genuine Shelby wood steering wheel, and overhead a trick console with built-in map lights. The shifter on top of the T56 looks vintage and displays the correct 6-speed shift pattern. In the back, a pad and battery relocation improve weight distribution. As a result, this makes room for the wide DOHC engine. The car has only 475 shakedown kilometers, confirming its excellence.

I flat-out love this car. I’m a big fan of the 32-valve Cobra motors and how unbelievably smooth they are and how much power they can make. Add in a 6-speed manual, and you have a very potent acceleration curve. Combine that with what is arguably one of the best-looking Mustangs of all time – the Shelby GT500 fastback – and you end up with a take-no-prisoners supercar. Upgraded suspension and brakes match the engine’s power. The interior’s left alone because it’s a beautiful design.

  • How much is a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby gt500 worth?
    1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake – $1.3MThe aforementioned Eleanor GT500 topped the million-dollar mark, but this extraordinarily rare Shelby GT500 Super Snake went even further with a sold price of $1.3 million, making it the most expensive Mustang to ever sell at auction at the time.
  • Why is it called a gt40?
    On June 12th, Lunn and Frey presented a confidential competition program to Ford’s cigar-chomping execs, envisaging a mid-engined racecar called the GT40 (it stood just 40in high), and a road-going GT46 iteration.
  • What engine came in the 1967 Shelby gt500?
    In 1967, Shelby American built and released the first GT500 based on the 1967 Mustang fastback. This classic muscle car look was backed by a stout 428 cu in 7.0L V8 that put down 355 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at 3370lbs, this GT500 would run a 15-second flat quarter mile at 95 mph.

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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