Help Me Resist Buying This Ford Mustang II SEMA Build That I Can’t Believe I Like

Help Me Resist Buying This Ford Mustang II SEMA Build That I Can’t Believe I Like

If there’s one blemish in the history of the Ford Mustang it has to be the disappointing Mustang II. After the wildly successful Mustangs of the 1960s, the Mustang II that debuted in 1974 didn’t even have an available V8. This SEMA show restomod on eBay has fixed that and every other problem the pony car ever had.

While the absence of a potent V8 was the biggest problem with the Mustang II, it wasn’t alone by any stretch of the imagination. It was ugly, oddly proportioned, and the engines that were available were equally disappointing. Take one quick look at this Mustang II on eBay and it’s clear right away that styling has been dramatically improved.

Under the hood, you’ll find a second-generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8 mated to a six-speed Tremec transmission. It sends power to the rear wheels through a carbon-fiber driveshaft and 325-section width tires. Stopping power comes through slotted brake rotors and color-matched brake calipers.

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According to the ad, the car weighs less than 3,000 pounds and has a 12-inch extended wheelbase in part thanks to a totally bespoke frame. On top of that frame, the blue paint and black trim look stunning. Small little nips and tucks make this Mustang look far more modern than it truly is.

Inside, it’s all business with a paint-matched roll cage and black leather upholstery throughout. The bucket seats come with four-point racing harnesses and classic metal grommets throughout. A modern Alpine infotainment system modernizes the cabin further and we love the metal switchgear that looks a lot like the ones used in the Ford GT.

It might be the most complete and well-rounded Mustang II restomod we’ve ever seen. Of course, all of this isn’t to say that we think this car is worth its $124,995 asking price. Sure, somebody might be willing to drop that kind of coin on it but we think the 2022 Shelby GT500 KR is a far better deal for the same money. At least then you’ll get a warranty and more horsepower than a responsible person could need.

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