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Autoblog Drives the 1969 Mustang Fastback by Retrobuilt

The 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback represents the essence of the Ford Mustang, but finding one in good conditions after more than 40 years can get pretty difficult.

This is where the custom-car builder Retrobuilt comes into picture. Retrobuilt took a modern Mustang — a 2013 GT version in this instance — and transformed it so it looks the part of a 1969 Mach 1 Fastback without the hustle and bustle to find one, restore it and maintain it. The car is built on an S197 chassis and is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with an output of 420 ponies.

The work of getting a new car to look like a 40-year-old one is, of course, pretty difficult and the team behind the project required hours of work. Almost everything in the car has been changed, ranging from minor elements — door handles and other little trim pieces – up to the major changes made under the hood. The resulting creation, however, is worth all of the work. This 1969 Retrobuilt Mustang is faster than the original model to boot, as it goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds — the true 1969 model did the same sprint in 5.7 seconds.

The lucky guys over AutoBlog were invited by the Retrobuilt team to test its latest project and it looks like they were impressed!

Hit the source link to learn more about the technology behind this project and what AutoBlog thinks about this amazing muscle car.

Source: Autoblog



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