Like the idea of Singer Vehicle Design’s re-imagined 911s, but fancy something with more of an air of freedom? You may want to give Classic Recreations a call.
The Oklahoma-based firm has been officially licensed by Ford to build a range of ‘continuation’ Mustangs, mating the classic looks to modern mechanicals. On the menu will be the Boss 302, Boss 429 and Mach 1 Mustangs.
The first project in the scheme - a Boss 429 - will be showcased at the 2018 SEMA show, and is set to be built from an original 1969 or 1970 Mustang body. But here’s where it gets interesting: a customer can have a car built around a brand new Ford-licensed bodyshell, should they wish.
Yep, in 2018 you can effectively buy a brand new version of a near-50-year-old Mustang. As classic cars become ever more valuable, expect schemes like this to become much more common.
Engine options vary from model to model. Modernised versions of the original units - complete with electronic fuel injection - are available, as are Ford Performance Coyote V8 crate engines. You can even spec an Ecoboost engine if you like that sort of thing.
“The Boss 429 is one of the coolest and rarest Mustangs ever produced, but they have gotten so valuable that most owners won’t drive them,” Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel says, adding, “This offers people the chance to own an incredibly rare car that they can actually drive, and with modern chassis and engine tech these cars will actually be faster and easier to drive than the original.” Sounds like quite a prospect, doesn’t it?