I was at a Mecum auction in Belvidere, IL in 2006 and saw this car. I was just wandering around and didn’t really plan on buying anything (this happens to me a lot). I saw this car, and I thought it was beautiful. It’s not correct, and it’s more of a Mustang Mach 1 replica than anything. You can’t even call it a clone or tribute car. It’s got some regular Mustang stuff, some Mach 1 stuff and even a Boss 429 hood. Whoever built this car wanted to build exactly what he wanted and wasn’t worried about originality.
Strange for me, I didn’t care either. This car was really nicely done! The body was straight, the paint was great, the mechanicals were good and it had a great interior. I bought the car – it really didn’t cost that much and drove it back to the restoration shop just about 10 miles away.
I had them go over the car, and they really didn’t find anything that needed to be done or re-done. It was just a very nice looking not quite right Mustang! I drove this car a lot – it was very reliable and it always drew attention. Grabber Blue was always one of Ford’s best colors and it was spectacular on this car.