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If They Made a Rear Engine Ford GT In 1970, This Would Be It.

Custom Rear Engine Mustang

Updated May 30, 2017

This monster has been called a sleeper…but I don’t know any sleepers with a blower you can see through the back window.

Or a wicked mustard-yellow and black paint job. It doesn’t exactly blend in with other traffic.

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Even though it isn’t exactly invisible on the road, this 1970 Mustang still isn’t what you expect it to be. Those little Ford GT decals on the rockers aren’t stock; they’re custom. They give a hint into why you don’t hear the engine rumbling under the hood. And why there isn’t a back seat. And why there’s a roll cage.

The builder of this car has obviously put in countless hours planning and piecing together the powertrain and chassis. The stock engine, a 250 hp, 351 c.i. Cleveland V8,  was good for the era but is less than adequate for today. So why not throw in a Ford 5.4 liter and supercharger, but not in the typical place under the hood, but let’s mount it behind the driver? Sounds like a good idea!

I’d speculate the whole car is a custom build as relocating the powerplant to the rear would change the handling in a massive way. The fuel cell is under the hood now along with room for a golf club or two. It’s unlikely that the Mustang  body sits on a Ford GT chassis as that would be virtually impossible to Frankenstein together. More likely is that the chassis is custom as well. The body is probably the original steel panels, not carbon fiber, as they are welded onto the chassis.

The licence plate is “200PLUS”. Does that refer to the car’s capabilities on the track, or the cost of the build?

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Calvin Escobar
About Calvin Escobar

The Car scene is so diverse Where I come from, most enthusiasts recognize the amazing engineering (particularly the engines). The bulk of the ridicule originates from the manner in which many of the vehicles are modded/maintained. Thus, the jokes and or hate tends to be aimed more at the owner rather than the machine. All of which makes seeing properly sorted old Toyota's and Hondas at car meets, auto shows, and track days all the more refreshing.

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