1967 Ford Mustang ‘Rally Fighter’ Sells for $55,000
Whether you see it as an abomination or a super cool creation, the Rally Fighter Ford Mustang is going to an enthusiast’s garage!
Customized Ford Mustangs plague the land. They exist in all colors, shapes, sizes, prices, and everything in between. Heck, they even exist with non-Ford engines under the hood. But, how many rally-inspired, off-roading Ford Mustangs have you seen? Chances are, just a handful.
This star studded 1967 pony car was on display at the SEMA 2017 Show, and while it was attracting eyeballs from across the world, it was also being auctioned real-time on eBay. Masterminded by former Top Gear USA Rutledge Wood, automotive artist K.C. Mathieu, and A-list automotive journalist/gearhead Mike Finnegan from MotorTrend’s Roadkill, it explains why the Mustang looks the way it looks. And of course, by that, we mean freaking awesome.
Under the hood of this red, white, and blue beast is a 427 small-block Ford crate engine capable of producing 525 horsepower. It’s modified with an EZ-EFI 2.0 Induction System with FAST Precision Flow Injectors, as well as Borla Polished Aluminum 6” injector stacks. The mean-sounding exhaust note comes courtesy of a custom MagnaFlow Catback exhaust, and stopping power is produced by Wilwood brakes.
Although this is a rally-inspired Mustang, power is sent only to the rear 18-inch American Racing wheels wrapped in General Grabber AT2 Tire only, in true American fashion. According to the eBay listing the entire project is valued at $142,000 including the original cost of the car, which was $22,259. In case you’re wondering, the lucky new owner took it home for $55,000 plus fees.
In the end, 100% of the sale of this Mustang will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, which is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide.
We’re just glad this bad boy found a new home and that it was all for a great cause!