Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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Fords decision in 1969 to introduce the now famous Mach 1 was so successful that it actually brought the end to the once sought after GT optioned Mustangs. How successful? The 1969 Mach 1 outsold the GT by a staggering 13-1. (72,458 mach 1 sales to only 5,396 GTs) But by 1976 the Mach 1 was discontinued for a variety of reasons. Following the stir caused by the retro 2001 Bullitt (a lightly modified 2001 GT, named for the famed chase Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the film Bullitt) Ford saw the value of heritage in the Mustang name and as a follow up, sought to revive the Mach 1 name. While similar to the Bullitt in the use of the Cobras 13 in (330 mm) Brembo front brake rotors, unique Tokico gas shocks and struts, and lower and stiffer springs, the Mach 1 received a huge performance gain over the base GT and even the 265 hp (198 kW) Bullitt in the form of a unique variant of the DOHC 32-valve 4.6 Liter Modular V8. The reintroducing of the 2003 Mach 1s and the 2004 Mach 1 was very successful and today stand as some of the best bang for your buck cars. But for some, the DOHC 4.6 wasnt enough, take for instance this gorgeous 2003 Mach 1 that has had over $25,000 invested into just the driveline alone! Gone is the simple 4.6 and instead the engine bay today houses a built 5.0L 302 stroker that cranks out a dyno proven 568 rear-wheel horsepower at 6500 RPMS. Pop the sleek red shaker hood and youll see how it accomplishes this right off the bat. Stuffed in the engine bay is a procharger supercharger that is fresh off a $500 tune by the folks at ProDyno. But, this isnt just a quick slap a supercharger on a mustang job, not even close! Every aspect of the driveline was beefed up to handle the nearly 700hp at the crank. This included a Tremec T56 6-speed, Auburn 8.8 rear differential with Moser 31-spline axles, new throttle body, ARP head studs, Melling oil pump, BBK full length headers, borla exhaust and a complete build on the engine from PSI motorsports. Careful precision was taken during this build to ensure that the overall look of the car wasnt changed, so the famous lines of the mach 1 are still intact and best of all even with the engine swap and build, everything still works - A/C, cruise, power everything etc.. Youre starting to see how thought out this build was. Power is put to the pavement thanks to 18 Special edition American Racing wheels that have been wrapped in 305/35ZR18s in the rear and 275/35ZR18s in the front. A blast to drive and quick to become the envy of all your friends with the turn of the key... This isnt your run of the mill Mustang. Showing only 30,000 actual miles, this pony has been well kept and cared for its entire life. Dont miss your chance to own something very special! QUICK FACTS: 302 Stroker Motor with over $8,000 spent on engine build by PSI motorsports in Pennsylvania 568 Rear Wheel Horsepower - Dyno proven 472 Rear wheel torque - dyno proven ProCharger Supercharger ProDyno Supercharger custom tune ARP Head studs Melling Billet oil pump Innovator west crank pulley 2 255gpm Walbor fuel pump A/C magnetic coil Full length headers H-pipe Accufab throttle body Tremec T-56 6-speed swap in 2016 Auburn 8.8 31-spline differential Moser 31-spline rear axles Borla mufflers DOCUMENTATION INCLUDED IN SALE: Full build receipts Procharger supercharger owners manual Dyno sheet Ford Mach 1 certification DOES IT WORK? Air Conditioning YES Heater YES Speedometer YES Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES Temperature Gauge/Light YES Fuel Gauge YES Tachometer YES Wipers YES Horn YES Radio YES Headlights YES Tail Lights YES Brake Lights YES Reverse Lights YES Turn Signals YES Emergency Brake YES Keys Ignition, Door & Trunk YES Runs & Drives YES TITLE STATUS: CLEAN Please note: If you are viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website SheltonClassics.com, it is possible all of our photos & videos are not being displayed due to third-party website limitations. Please visit www.sheltonclassics.com to view our full photo gallery. The prices listed exclude a $250 document fee. Shelton Classics & Performance does not collect tax, tags, title, or any other motor vehicle fees. As such, these fees are also excluded from the listed price. All vehicles are being sold As-Is, Where-Is with No Warranty expressed, written, or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party inspection company.
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