What happens when you cross 1969 old school muscle and style with 2013 technology? You get a car that screams raw power while turning the heads of everyone in the area. Dennis, otherwise known as 69Restomod, bought the car with his father as a restoration project. With no experience working on cars, this project became a memorable experience. After wrenching on the steed for 2 years, Dennis’ father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and passed away shortly after. He could not bring himself to continue building the car without his beloved father. The Mustang was put under the cover to sit once again.
Years passed and in 2012, Dennis became engaged. His fiancé suggested finishing the car and taking wedding photos with it as a tribute and remembrance of his father. This is when the real build takes place. Despite a protective cover, the natural elements caused further deterioration leaving the car in a worse state than before. For the next 6 months, Dennis raced to get the car finished in time for the wedding.
The idea behind this restoration project was based on the “restomod” concept, a car designed from the ground up to feature cues from both classic and modern designs. In this case, a Crate motor 351W with GT40 heads and a 680cfm carb making 426HP and 420ft-lbs of torque was dropped into the car along with hooker long tube headers and a magnaflow stainless steel exhaust system to allow the beast to breath. Moving the power to the rear wheels is a world class T5 transmission with a hydraulic clutch conversion. The car also has a TCP front coilover conversion with a 2″ lowering leaf springs in the rear. 2010 Mustang GT Disc brakes also sit at all four corners with 18×9 AFS Mach 1 replicas.
On the inside, the 2010 mustang center console was added and even has a functioning ebrake. Powered windows and locks were also added along with a electronic controlled A/C and power trunk release. Audio included a Pioneer DVD and navigation head unit. This is paired with 2PPI amps and a Rockford Fosgate 6×9 sub woofer that was custom mounted in the trunk.
Over all, this car is more than just a modernized ’69 mach 1, but a tribute to a beloved family man and father. Congratulations 69Restomod for winning the 2013 May ROTM!
article written by: Mach Stang