One-off Mustang Concept Could Be Yours

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If you’ve ever attended an auto show, you’ve probably found yourself eyeing a concept car on display and dreamed of driving it home.

Even today in the world of high-tech production vehicles, the glitzy concepts are still a major draw at auto shows.

Now, the Long Island-based Exotic Classics is making a one-off Mustang that was once featured in more than 50 auto shows available for purchase.

The Mustang GT convertible concept, which debuted at the 2003 North American Auto Show in January,  features a Redline Red Metallic exterior paint and a distinct “showbar” with a rim of billet-aluminum trim where the instrument panel and console trim leave off, as noted on Exotic Classics website.

Other features include 20″ wheels and 13.8″ vented and cross-drilled Brembo disc brakes. Interior details include red and charcoal leather, 4-point racing-style seatbelts and a billet-aluminum shifter for the 5-speed automatic.  The car is also distinguished by unique instrument gauges designed to look like a fine watch with its face removed.

The Mustang concept, which was picked up by Exotic Classic Cars after being auctioned for charity at Barrett-Jackson, was developed form a modified Ford Thunderbird rear-wheel-drive architecture (now, there’s a throwback).

The car’s instrument cluster features a familiar, round optical look. However, rather than using needle pointers, the gauges are designed with a small, gear-driven, trolley scored with indicator lines that ride around the inside of the bezel matching rpm and groundspeed.

Exotic Classic Cars doesn’t list a price for the Mustang concept on its site.  But we’re guessing the cost of owning a car that showcased at some of the world’s biggest car events won’t come cheap.


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