It’s imaginable that this Ford Mustang may dissatisfied you. In spite of everything, mint situation examples from 1968 – a candy spot amongst first technology automobiles, if for no different reason why than Bullitt – don’t seem to be precisely thick at the floor, and turfing out the era V8 does fairly sacrifice one of the Fastback lifestyles pressure.
However we’ve got been staring on the footage for awhile now and it is exhausting to not get onboard with the ‘renewed construct’ instance on sale at Clive Sutton. For something, it clearly appears the trade – no ’68 Mustang painted in Highland Inexperienced and delivered to a top shine does not. It should prevent site visitors on a British top boulevard.
Then there may be the theory of what is beneath. Say what you are going to concerning the pleasures of proudly owning and working a 390 cubic-inch V8, however the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre ‘Coyote’ unit from Ford’s present Mustang isn’t any slouch. Fairly the other: the advert does not point out output, however given the novelty of the engine, we are going to suppose circa 460hp. Which goes to really feel like lots.
For the aim of this restomod, it is twinned with the six-speed automated, which turns out like a ignored alternative – even supposing we are prepared to just accept that it most certainly fits the Sunday-drive mindset you’ll most likely manner the auto with. Now not that it hasn’t been remade for livelier riding; the Mustang now boasts adjustable coilover suspension amongst a lot of different chassis mods.
The overriding theme in fact is uprated ease of use. Fashionable (i.e. loyal) electronics characteristic during and there may be even an infotainment device with sat nav and the promise of USB connectivity. Certain, it method the internal has succumbed to an overly non-period makeover – one have a look at the really extensive transmission tunnel confirms that – however that is the compromise.
If it kind of feels just like the child has long past out with the bathwater, we perceive. Clearly you could not declare to possess a valid 1968 Mustang GT Fastback ‘like the only from Bullitt’ as it patently is not. However you’ll have one thing like the following absolute best factor that may get started on a regular basis and nonetheless really feel mighty particular. Or it’s worthwhile to save your self £70k and purchase this Shelby GT500 from the similar broker. Which might be lovely cool too.