Drive Type: auto none
Hastings, Nebraska, United States
this is a really nice 1990 ssp expatrol car mustang drag car. fresh paint, 10-12 point chrome moly roll cage, nhra certified till the end of this season and passed with no issues, think its good till 8.50, ladder bar suspension, duel adj. strange rear coilovers, single adj strange front struts, maximum motorsports camber/caster plates, bumpsteer, m/m tubular k menber and ontrol arms, manual rack and pinion, manual brake conversion, wilwood brakes at all 4 corners, large frontrange aluminum driveshaft, mark williams yokes, wheelie wheels c/m, weld 15x12 rears with 14.5x29x15 hoosier quick time pros, comes with matching weld front runners(not the wheels on car in pics. it has a complete aeromotive fuel system with the a1000 pump, filters regulators and return line, fuel cell, i ran e85 on my engine, msd digital 7 and coil, morososo switch panel, fluiddyne radiator and ele fan, florida 5.0 gauge cluster, trans temp gauge, built 8.8, moser gun drilled 35 spline axles, c clip eleminators, moser spool, cover support, has carbion fiber proratchet shifter, carbon fiber hood and harwood deck lid, manual windows n locks this car ran 9.70 at kearney raceway park on a hot day with my 696hp sbf all engine no power adders with a c4 and no trans brake, 1.41 60 foot times at 137mph, car goes straight and drives nice, will come with everything to bolt in your engine and trans and pass tech with no issues. this car also has beefed up torq boxes cause it could be switched back to a stock suspension car, has up to date belts and window net too.
will consider trades, campers, boats, hot rods, street cars, any brand
also have the fresh dynamic mighty mite c4 with probell, 8" 5500 stall to sell seperate
The Ford GT40 owns a firm spot on the list of the greatest American racecars ever made, being the first car from the United States to take an overall win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. And now Mecum will auction what it claims is second-oldest GT40 still in existence at its Houston sale on April 12.
The story of the GT40 is fascinating. Henry Ford II attempted to buy Ferrari in the early '60s, but Enzo refused. Ford decided if he couldn't have them, then he would beat the Prancing Horse on the track. Ford went to Carroll Shelby and asked him to spearhead the program. The early cars combined a steel monocoque chassis with Ford's 4.2-liter V8 engine pumping out around 350 horsepower. The first prototype made its public debuted on April 1, 1964, at the New York Auto Show.
Shelby kept building prototypes, including GT/104, which is for sale here. This version featured a lighter steel chassis and was raced at Le Mans in 1964. However, a fire forced it to retire. It was then repainted and had a 4.7-liter (289-cubic-inch) engine fitted. The chassis had its best finish at the 1965 Daytona Continental 2,000 Kilometers where it finished third with Bob Bondurant and Ritchie Ginther behind the wheel. Later that season, it was shipped back to Ford where it was restored and displayed at auto shows until 1971 when the automaker sold it. Since then, it has had many private owners.
Former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe has one less job as of today - the pitchman is no longer a pitchman for Ford, with yesterday's announcement from Rowe ending a seven-year partnership between the TV host and the Blue Oval.
Rowe made the announcement to political pundit Glenn Beck, saying the two are "going in different directions" and wishing Ford "every possibly success that any car company could ever have," according to The Detroit News. Rowe and Ford got together in 2005, right around the time the 51-year-old came to prominence as the host of Dirty Jobs and the narrator for Deadliest Catch, two of the Discovery Channel's most popular shows.
Take a look below for a few video snippets of Rowe's tenure at Ford.
True story: Last fall, I had the opportunity to spend a week with Ford's new 2013 Shelby GT500 - the Blue Oval's factory Mustang with 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque. It's an amazing beast, to be sure. I'm not sure if it was Michigan's damp streets strewn with potholes and wet leaves, but at no point did I ever say to myself, "You know, Ford is on to a really good thing here, but what it really needs is about twice the power." And yet, for people in warmer climes with infrastructure in better nick - or for those whose muscle cars live their lives out on the track, there's apparently sufficient demand to warrant just such a beast.
Quick studies will recall that Shelby American launched its 1000 last year to commemorate its 50th anniversary, but it is returning to the New York Auto Show with a fresh version based on the 2013 GT500 I drove. The 2013 Shelby 1000 whips up 1,200 horsepower on pump gas thanks to beefed-up forced induction, engine internals and cooling. Wisely, it also incorporates an adjustable suspension and big brake package to make sure those ponies have the best chance being safely deployed to the ground.
What price the world's most powerful "production" muscle car? $154,995 for starters - donor GT500 not included. What, no convertible variant?