In case your Ford Mustang assortment is missing a centerpiece, you might want to hear as Barrett-Jackson is auctioning the Mustang GT Convertible concept which debuted on the 2003 North American Worldwide Auto Current.
Designed to preview the fifth-generation pony car, the concept incorporates a classy entrance fascia that intently mirrors the manufacturing model. The thought moreover has a ram air hood, bulging wheel arches and streamlined bodywork.
Elsewhere, there’s a short windshield and 20-inch wheels which is perhaps backed up by a high-performance Brembo braking system. The thought moreover has side scoops, a specific “sport” bar and a singular rear end which hinted on the upcoming manufacturing model.
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Shifting into the cabin, there’s purple leather-based seats with harnesses that features the Mustang emblem. The model moreover has bespoke gauges, billet aluminum trim and toggle switches.
Since concepts are largely just for current, the car is based on a carefully modified Ford Thunderbird. It incorporates a sectioned chassis along with a singular front-end suspension geometry.
Given it started out as a T-Hen, it’s most likely not surprising to be taught the concept is powered by 3.9-liter V8 engine in its place of the Mustang’s 4.6-liter V8. The itemizing doesn’t say how extremely efficient the engine is nonetheless, inside the Thunderbird, it was rated at 252 hp (188 kW / 255 PS) and 267 lb-ft (362 Nm) of torque. Regardless, it’s linked to a five-speed automated transmission which sends vitality to the rear wheels.
The thought is being auctioned off on-line and bidding begins on July sixth. There’s no estimate, nonetheless the car was initially auctioned by Ford in 2009 and has resurfaced a few situations since then.