It Took 4,500 Hours to Restore This ’68 Ford Mustang

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Some people enjoy relaxing with soundtracks to waves, or the wind, or a calming rain storm. We prefer dainty background music on YouTube while we watch a pristine restored 1968 Ford Mustang twirl around on a circularly moving platform, like you see in the video below.

It’s hard not to get lost in this red beauty, especially when you look at it and imagine the 4,500 hours that it took to bring it back to shine. That amount of time meant that it was a ground-up restoration. The body was soda-blasted, sanded, and finished in Shelby-style fiberglass work. Then it was finished with a two-stage paint job.

Under the hood, rebuilders placed a Ford High Performance 289 V8. The engine was completely rebuilt and bored out to .030. It uses an Edelbrock Magneti Marelli 4-barrel carb, Pro Comp heads, an aluminum intake, and a Ford Racing breather. The V8 is linked to a Ford Racing T5 5-speed transmission. The rear suspension is a TCI 4-link with a sway bar and coilover shocks. Up front has rack-and-pinion steering and another sway bar. Then there are the Flowmaster mufflers, a custom exhaust system, and Shelby 10-spoke wheels.

The builders went through every aspect of this car with close attention to detail, and now it’s up for sale at RK Motors in Charlotte for $65,000. Sound fair?

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via [RK Motors]

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