This 2007 Ford Mustang is an Odd Mash-Up of Strange Cars
Have you ever seen something this strange on the road? We’re going to go out on a limb and guess you haven’t.
The 2007 Ford Mustang is a handsomely muscular car. Compared to modern variants of the pony car, its retro-futuristic looks suit the vehicle’s brutish capabilities well. But one owner decided that the Mustang’s appearance wasn’t good enough. So he overhauled its sheetmetal with a mash-up of various components from other machines.
We fount this customized Mustang on Craigslist in Carmel Valley, California about a month ago, and it’s still available for $5,995. Before you go and check how much money you have in your bank account, there’s one thing you may not be able to get over: The car’s looks.
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As the listing states, this Mustang features a hand-formed steel body, excluding the roof, some parts of the trunk, and door skins. The grille, which is a unique piece, was hand formed. The headlights are from a 2008 Lotus Elise, while the tilt-up hood gives the machine an antelope-like face that’s hard to miss. This may be the most unique Mustang we’ve ever seen.
At the sides of the vehicle are a set of fake vents similar to the ones found on the Elise. The back of the Mustang, as absurd as this may sound, has taillights from a 1989 Cadillac. The fin-like design is almost as strange as the front end of the vehicle.
The only likable part of this Mustang (called “The Muia”) is what powers it. Under its hood sits a V6 with a Vortech V-3 supercharger. The motor is stock, then it’s a 4.0-liter V6 paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. We’d prefer to see a V8 under the hood, but we’re happy someone didn’t ruin a V8-powered Mustang like this.
We hate to rag on cars, but we think this Mustang looks absurd. To get a more detailed look at how the transformation took place, check out Sheet Metal Happens. With 24 photos of the machine, you can watch the car go from Mustang to the monstrosity it is today. Just be careful: You might throw up.