Long before the likes of Roush, Shelby , and Saleen turned the Ford Mustang into one of the most iconic and legendary performance cars in the world, there was Holman & Moody. As one of the first aftermarket companies to bring the Mustang to performance levels never before seen in its time, Holman & Moody became a legend in its own right.
This year, those guys are celebrating their 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion, they’re dusting off their tools to build a special limited edition 2014 Holman & Moody 50th Anniversary TdF Mustang.
“The Holman & Moody TdF Mustang is a contemporary reflection of our motorsports heritage,” said George Goddu, business manager for Ford Racing Performance Parts. “As a track-day capable commemorative edition, this special Mustang is a rolling showcase for our race-proven parts.”
The special muscle car bears some heritage to the original 1964 Mustang race cars they worked on, complete with the same bright red hue that adorned those 60’s bad boys. In addition, Holman & Moody fitted in similar modifications for this model, complete with a subtle horsepower increase to the car’s 5.0-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V8 engine, a lowered, race-tuned suspension, a free flowing exhaust, a limited slip rear end, a modified radiator, and larger brakes.
On that end, Holman & Moody also added sport mufflers and a stainless steel X-pipe from Ford Racing, progressive lower springs, a short shifter assembly, adjustable shocks and struts from SVT, a new high-flow air filter from K&N and Ford Racing, a new set of 19" custom wheels that were created specifically for this car, and custom Holman & Moody embroidered Recaro seats in the interior.
The 2014 Holman & Moody 50th Anniversary TdF Mustang will only be limited to 500 units, effectively ensuring that this model will be a hot ticket whenever it goes on sale.
UPDATE 05/13/13: Holman & Moody has officially priced its Tour de France package for the Ford Mustang. Should you desire the red and gold digs on your Mustang, you’re going to need to shell out $9,896 for the chance to do so. And that’s on top of the actual money you need to pay for the actual car.
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