The All Electric 68′ Ford Mustang Zombie 222.

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We recently came across this story and were quite simply blown away. It’s about a 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback that has been converted to be entirely electric. Now, we know what you’re thinking. “It’s a muscle car, how could they?” But after you watch the below video we think you’ll have a change of heart.

The Zombie 222 is in-fact a record breaker for an electric car with a top speed of a mile of 174.2mph and 0-60 in just 2.4 seconds. That is supercar territory. Just let that sink in for a minute. An all-electric car!

We’ll let this video speak for itself but we highly recommend you read the full article over at The Verge. Enjoy.

Revology Cars Launch World’s First Ford Mustang Replica

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Orlando, FL – America’s most iconic sports car, the original Ford Mustang, is back in production, better than ever. The first true replica of the Mustang, looking just as stunning as the original, but with modern powertrain and technology is being launched by Revology Cars, a specialty automobile manufacturer based in Winter Park, Florida.

The Revology Mustang replica is not simply a copy of the original car. Revology’s founder, Tom Scarpello, calls his version a “postmodern interpretation” of the original Mustang. He explains: “It is easy to see why the original Mustang is a classic. Fifty years later, it still looks great from any angle. But automotive technology has advanced a lot in 50 years, and from a functional perspective, these old cars are truly outdated. At Revology, we keep the style and character of the original car, while seamlessly integrating modern technology and materials to improve performance, safety, reliability, and comfort.”

Numerous details highlight the effort to maintain the integrity of the original design, including power windows activated by pushing or pulling on the original window crank handle, an electronic instrument cluster with message center and LED lighting integrated into the original five-dial bezel and USB and AUX jacks hidden in the ashtray.

While the exterior and interior of the Revology Mustang strive for an original appearance, the car’s underside and engine bay depart dramatically from the first generation model. “The powertrain and suspension are all-new,” says Nathan Loucks, vehicle integration supervisor.

The Revology Mustang replica is powered by a fuel injected 5.0L V- 8 engine, featuring a modern electronic engine management system. An electronically controlled automatic or a manual transmission can be specified. The front suspension is MacPherson strut and the rear end is a three-link design, developed by supplier RRS of Australia specifically for this application. The three-link design offers an excellent balance of performance and ride quality, which is a key reason the design was used on the Ford Mustang from 2005 until the introduction of independent rear suspension in 2015. Power four-wheel disc brakes inspire confidence, while standard power rack and pinion steering provides excellent feedback. Modern creature comforts abound, including remote keyless entry, power door locks, power seats, tilt steering column, intermittent wipers, digital message center, remote trunk release, and even Bluetooth, all carefully integrated into the interior to be minimally intrusive.

The Revology Mustang replica has many active and passive safety features that were not available on the original Mustang, including LED lighting for better visibility, four wheel disc brakes, a dual chamber master cylinder, radial tires, rack and pinion steering, side intrusion beams, collapsible steering column, three-point seat belts, and a fuel pump inertia shut-off switch.

The Revology Mustang replica features an all-new steel body, produced by Dynacorn and licensed by Ford. Revology makes several proprietary changes to the body in order to integrate the modern components. “We started with a licensed original body because it is authentic,” says Scarpello. “You can literally unbolt a piece from a Revology Mustang replica and bolt it to an original Mustang and it will fit.”

Underscoring Revology’s emphasis on quality, reliability, and durability is the fact that every new Mustang replica comes with a one-year, unlimited mileage bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Additional coverage on powertrain components extends to three years, and the body is covered against rust and corrosion for five years.

The Revology Mustang replica looks so authentic, it can easily be mistaken for a perfectly restored original Mustang. “We didn’t take any liberties with the styling,” says Scarpello. “Instead our mission was quite the opposite. We carefully integrated technology in order to improve the user experience while maintaining the integrity of the original design.”

The Revology Mustang replica base price is $119,500 FOB Winter Park, FL. It is available in both convertible and fastback body styles. Revology Cars is accepting orders now for delivery in Spring 2016. Please call (800) 974-4463 or visit www.revologycars.com for details.

[BARN FIND] 1967 Ford Mustang 390 GT Fastback

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Our friends over at Mustang360 recently published a fantastic barn find story we feel compelled to share here with you all. Junior Deese, a Mustang enthusiast and collector got a call from a lady about a Fastback Mustang she was thinking of selling. The lady, Nancy Snipes, had gotten Juniors number after speaking to her son who did some digging at a local repair and parts shop.

Upon viewing the car Junior discovered it was the car he’d been searching for. A factory 390 FE big-block with GT package. However the car meant a great deal to Nancy especially after it was her husbands and he had passed away only a few years earlier. The deal was struck mainly due to the part of Junior coming across as a genuine person who only had the best interests in mind for the car. He even promised to send her a picture and even take her for a ride when it was fully restored.

We love these kind of feel good barn find stories and it’s great to hear another car that was headed for rust city has now been rescued and will be back on the roads for another generation to enjoy.

For the full article head on over to Mustang360.

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[Ebay Find] – All Original 1968 Shelby GT-500 Survivor

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Keeping with the recent theme of barn find and long lost Mustang here’s a fine example of a ‘survivor’ Shelby GT500 that has been tucked away from the elements for quite a few decades.

The owner ofr the Ebay listing claims the car is an “Original and un-restored low mileage Shelby that runs and drives excellent.” The car even retains it’s original owner’s manual and build sheet still taped to wiring harness behind instrument cluster.

Although it is claimed the car is “100% original interior. Never painted with original drivetrain.” One has to be skeptical these days and we’d always recommend you take an expert with you if you were ever in a buying situation.

Check out the listing here.

1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback Found On Abandoned Colorado Ranch

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Amazing barn finds don’t come along to often especially Shelby GT500’s though when they do we cannot help but feel a little bit jealous.

Rich Barnes, who we’ve reported on before, was again lucky enough to pinch this untouched 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 of a Colorado ranch. The story goes that Mr Barnes was visiting a small town in Colorado when someone noticed his Mustang jacket and struck up a conversation. The stranger gave Rich a tip on an abandoned Mustang out on a Ranch that was going through liquidation after the owner passed away. The stranger also mentioned the vehicle was “blue with white stripes”

Shortly after Rich headed to the farm he removed the tarp covering the car and was looking at a genuine Shelby GT500. The 428 Police Interceptor big-block, dual four-barrel carburettors, and the correct oval air confirmed that this was indeed a Shelby.

The owners though didn’t realise what they had and accepted Rich’s offer to buy the car. “They were kind of shocked and surprised that the car was possibly worth that much, I could have probably gotten it for a little less money, but I didn’t want to insult anybody or come across like I’m trying to rip them off or hurt their feelings.”

Rich can now happily say he has another Shelby for his collection and plans on restoring it to its former glory. One can only wish for the kind of luck Rich has with finding old Mustangs.

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/Drive+ Spend a Week with Classic Recreations Villain Mustang

It’s been a while since we’ve had a great new video of a classic Mustang to watch though it looks like we’re about to get one. This week the Drive Network released the below video teaser for an upcoming feature on their YouTube channel.

The Mustang being road tested is none other than Classic Recreations awesome Villain Mustang that was unveiled at SEMA last year. Check it out.

The downside appears to be that the video will be released on /Drive’s paid channel. Though going by the above and the rest of their content it looks like it may be worth forking out a few dollars for this one!

[RARE FIND] ’68 Shelby GT 350 & GT 500 encounter

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The guys over at Hot Rod Magazine posted an awe-inspiring story this week we could all only dream about. Rich Barnes was towing home a nice rare 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT. 350 find home after finding it chained to a carport in Compton. Only to have the car on the trailer attract attention for all the right reasons.

The 68 Shelby G.T. 350 fastback with chassis 8T02J149293-01092 was parked and chained to the carport. Image: Muscle Car Review

The 68 Shelby G.T. 350 fastback with chassis 8T02J149293-01092 was parked and chained to the carport. Image: Muscle Car Review

After delivering a Ford Bronco to a customer Rich thought it would be a fun idea to go on a bit of a road trip in the hopes of tracking down a Mustang he saw in an obscure advertisement. He had spoken with the owner once before. He was reluctant to part with the rare car though Rich took a chance and went on the drive anyway. Rich didn’t realise the nature of Compton and it’s surrounding areas “I didn’t think anything of it until I started driving into the area and saw how depressed and trashed it was.” This would explain why the car was found chained to the car port.

Upon talking to the owner he found out the fastback had the original 302 J-code small-block under the hood, backed by a four-speed and a 9-inch rearend. Somebody had flared the fenders too. They also dropped the suspension and beefed up the stock brakes. It was one of 223 Hertz rental cars. The Wimbledon White Shelby had a little race history. The body was California rust-free. A deal was done and Rich parted with $8,200 and drove off with a nice 1968 Shelby GT350.

The car was complete and did not take much to start and run.

The car was complete and did not take much to start and run.

Now here’s were it gets interesting. While filling up with GAS somewhere outside Reno a bearded gentleman in his 70’s commented that he had one just like it but “it’s a GT500!”. The guy seemed genuine though was reluctant to take Rich to see it despite wanting to sell it.

Once Rich returned home he was straight on the phone and organised to go straight over as soon as possible. Upon inspecting the gentleman’s property Rich, to his amazement, did found the red Shelby GT500 in a shipping container. “We rolled it out and cleared things off, and it really looked like hell,” Rich remembers. “But underneath, the body was in really good shape with little or no rust. He showed me extra blocks, cranks, heads, trannys, and all these other parts that went with the car.”

I’m afraid that’s where the story ends with no mention from Rich if he was able to walk away with yet another rare find.

To read the full story head on over to Hot Rod Magazine. Highly recommended!

Photos and story courtesy of Muscle Car Review

Barrett-Jackson to Auction off Ron Pratte Collection in January

SCOTTSDALE – Dec. 2014 – Barrett-Jackson will auction more than 100 vehicles from the world-renowned Ron Pratte Collection on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, beginning at 9 a.m. MST at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz. Selling at predominantly No Reserve, The Ron Pratte Collection includes 140 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles, and over 1,400 pieces of automobilia.

“The Ron Pratte Collection is possibly the largest and most diverse to cross any collector car auction block over the past decade,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The majority of Ron’s collection was purchased at Barrett-Jackson auctions and it’s only fitting that these fine collectibles come back to our Scottsdale auction to be passed along to their next caretaker.”

The Ron Pratte Collection sale will kick off with his incredible compilation of automobilia on Saturday, Jan.10, at 9 a.m. MST and continue through its culmination on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. The Pratte vehicles with lot numbers between 2000 and 2109 will cross the block on Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. The remaining Pratte vehicles, with lot numbers starting at 2500 and above, will be crossing the block on Saturday, Jan. 17.

The Collection being auctioned on Tuesday, Jan. 13, includes an impressive mixture of vehicles, including a ’69 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle 2 door hardtop (Lot #2016), one of only 22 still in existence and the only one known to exist with a column shift; a ’29 Indian 401 motorcycle (Lot #2058), which was restored to as-new condition and is ready to be ridden; and a ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback (Lot #2049), one of the rarest Mustangs available with its original engine, transmission and rear end.

“Because of the size and breadth of the Ron Pratte Collection, we wanted to give bidders a single day to really focus on the amazing vehicles that will cross the block,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Tuesday will be a big day for many collectors who have had their eye on some of these fantastic cars. Of course, we’re also looking forward to the excitement when some of the crown jewels of the Ron Pratte Collection, like the Shelby Cobra Super Snake, cross the block on Saturday.”

Beginning December 11, collectors can follow Barrett-Jackson’s “30 Days of Pratte,” an exclusive look inside the legendary Ron Pratte Collection featuring one Pratte-owned vehicle a day leading up to the first day of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. For a complete listing of The Ron Pratte Collection, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com.

Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale will be broadcast on Velocity and Discovery during 36 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage from Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 13-18.

For more information checkout the Barrett-Jackson website.

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Pratte’s Mustangs

66 GT350 finished in Ivy Green with white LeMans stripes

67 GT500 – Lime Gold

67 GT500 – Midnight Blue Metallic

68 GT500 – Convertible

69 GT500 – Convertible

69 Boss 302

CR Supercars unveil “Villain” ’68 Mustang-Inspired supercar at SEMA

Award-winning coachbuilder Classic Recreations is proud to announce a new division, CR Supercars, dedicated to handcrafting turn-key supercars that fuse classic styling from the golden age of American muscle cars with the latest high-tech engine and chassis components to create world-class sports cars that are totally bespoke and turn-key. Debuted at the 2014 SEMA Show by Centerforce Clutches and MMA fighter Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett, the Mustang Villain is the first model from the CR Supercars lineup. Based on an iconic design but totally reimagined for 2015, the Villain marks an exciting departure for Classic Recreations, a company known for its world-renowned Shelby continuation cars.

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The CR Supercars Mustang Villain starts life as an original 1968 Mustang Fastback. CR Supercars strips the car to a bare shell then updates the iconic sheet metal with new composite body panels that are crafted using the latest 3D mold making technology. Accented with subtle carbon fiber trim, the design accentuates the Mustang fastback’s timeless lines but improves aerodynamics and reduces weight. Once the new panels are fit to the car, it undergoes a 2,500 man-hour transformation. The car is rebuilt using cutting-edge performance tech, hand-rubbed custom paint and a custom-stitched interior. All of that creates the ultimate sports car: more unique then an Italian exotic and faster than anything from Detroit.

The Mustang Villain is powered by Ford Racing’s 420-HP all-aluminum DOHC 5.0L Coyote engine, which will be mated to a Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission through a Centerforce DYAD.

The Villain performs as well on a canyon road as it does in the quarter mile, thanks to a Detroit Speed Engineering suspension system that includes a hydro-formed Aluma-Frame fitted with Corvette-based A-arms, a QUADRAlink 4-link rear suspension and fully adjustable DSE/JRi coilovers. CR Supercars utilizes massive Wilwood six-piston 14-inch brakes at all four corners and sits them behind a custom set of 18-inch Grip Equipped Series Wheels by Forgeline.

The Villain marks the next level in performance from Classic Recreations. Its CR Supercars division is developing other exciting advanced-technology tribute cars. Look for another industry-rocking CR Supercars debut in the near future.

Engine:

420-HP Ford Racing all-aluminum DOHC 5.0L Coyote

Transmission:

Tremec T5 five-speed

Suspension and Chassis:

Detroit Speed Aluma-frame with Corvette-based A-arms

QUADRAlink 4-link rear suspension
Fully Adjustable DSE/JRi Coilover System< Brakes:

Front and Rear: WIlwood six-piston caliper 14-inch brakes

Wheels:

Grip Equipped Series Wheels By Forgeline
Front: 18×9.5
Rear: 18×12

Tires:

BF-Goodrich
Front: 275/35/18
Rear: 335/30/18

Interior:

Old Air Climate Control System
Kicker Audio Sound System

AmericanMuscle and C&L Performance Giving Away 2015 Mustang Cold Air Intake!

MALVERN, PA – AmericanMuscle and C&L Performance have teamed up to giveaway the very first C&L Cold Air Intake for the 2015 Mustang. C&L Performance makes some of the highest quality cold air intakes available by doing rigorous testing to improve performance gains. In addition to the Intake the winner will also receive a Bama SF4/X4 handheld tuner with free tunes for life from Bama Performance. The C&L Cold Air Intake paired with a Bama Tune will maximize power gains, waking up your 2015 Mustang.

The winner will also receive a personalized plaque with their name, VIN number, and make/model that can be displayed on the intake. This is a package value of over $750.00! To enter, fill out the form online by 11/24/2014.

Giveaway Highlights

– C&L Performance and AmericanMuscle have teamed up to giveaway the very first 2015 Mustang Cold Air Intake

– One lucky winner will receive a C&L Cold Air Intake and Bama SF4/X4 handheld tuner for their EcoBoost, V6, or GT 2015 Mustang

– The winner will receive a personalized plaque with their make, model, VIN, and name engraved on it

– 2015 EcoBoost, V6, and GT owners are all eligible to win

– Participants need to fill out an entry form to be in the running. Contest ends 11/24/2014

All you need to do to enter is follow this link! Good luck!

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