Chip Foose tells us about building his newest creation the Mach Foose Mustang. What you’ll see is actually a 2011 Mustang GT with a 1971 body that has 1970 rear quarter panels and other body fabrication work. Enjoy!A 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, nicknamed “Mach Foose”, with a 2010 Mustang GT underpinning the body.
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The wheelbase is lengthened by three inches, the entire front-end structure redesigned with new strut towers and a cleaner engine bay, and the rear quarter panels replaced with those from a 1970 model.
Under the hood, there is a modern naturally aspirated Ford 5.0 liter, 302 cubic-inch small-block Coyote 32V Ti-VCT V8 engine. This engine is factory rated at 412 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque.
This Foose Mustang will remain and will be remembered as one of the most beautiful restomod ’71 Mustang ever.Why from a 1970 car? The panels are a bit wider and more shapely, allowing them to accommodate the wider rear wheels and tires requested by the client who’s commissioned the car.