There’s something about doing business with a small manufacturer that many find very appealing. It could be the careful attention the staff pays to the customer or the little competition that exists to rival the products, but the either way, the business is always there for the small fish in a big pond that has big dreams. Our latest catch is Six Ten Coach Builders.

Six Ten Coachbuilders began work in the 1990s when Jim Crabtree, General Manager, bought the original molds and design rights for the Spirit model. The company still builds a few units of the Spirit a year, but they have spent most of their time building Cobras. Their mission is to build “exclusive, high quality, mass-appealing, neo-classic styled cars and kit cars that provide the feeling of proud ownership at good value.”

Their most recent build is the new Six Ten Sabre built off of a Ford Mustang GT Convertible (from 1994 to 2012), even though it’s hard to tell from looking at the vehicle. It is inspired by the Morgan and MG Classis design with a clear focus in adding luxury and style befitting of a vehicle worth much more than the $39,000 to $129,000 price tag trailing behind the Sabre. With the help of Ford, who donated all of the major auto parts, Six Ten has created a vehicle that can play its part perfectly in the automotive world. It’s kind of like having the beauty of a ring girl while delivering the punch of the boxer.

Hit the jump to read more about the Six Ten Sabre.

  • 1994 - 2012 Six Ten Sabre
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    1994- 2012
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Exterior and Interior

1994 - 2012 Six Ten Sabre Exterior
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The exterior of the Sabre doesn’t exactly melt into the background with its swooping lines and voluptuous fenders. It is built three feet shorter than the Six Ten Spirit and adds intricately shaped back lights and a hint of sportiness that aid in bringing out the best in the vehicle. Exterior color options are the final touch and the choices are endless.

Functionality isn’t lost in the sea of luxury as the Sabre comes equipped with driver and passenger air bags, air conditioning, cruise control, 20 inch chrome wheels, a dual exhaust, a fully functional backseat, and all-power mechanisms such as top, seat, windows, mirrors, locks, brakes, and steering. A wooden dash package is also available for that extra touch of class.


1994 - 2012 Six Ten Sabre Exterior
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The Six Ten Sabre is powered by a Ford V8 fuel injected engine producing anywhere from 215 HP to 550 HP and comes equipped with an automatic overdrive. This transformation doesn’t leave out the environmental aspect as the Sabre has been finished to meet all the emission requirements in all US states.

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1994 - 2012 Six Ten Sabre Exterior
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FiberGlass Body Pieces

  • 1 piece front section (includes fenders and front quarters)
  • 1 piece rear section (includes fenders)
  • Inner and outer hood
  • Inner and outer trunk lid
  • Bond on fuel door
  • Right and left door skins
  • Front chin spoiler
  • Rear center valance with exhaust cut out
  • Trunk interior trim pieces
  • Front and rear inner fender wells

Mechanical and Styling pieces

  • New x-member front core support with upper adjustable control arms
  • Koni coil-over shocks, fully adjustable
  • 2 sub-frame connectors
  • 2 new headlight assemblies
  • 2 new driving lights
  • 1 european front grille
  • 1 lower front grille
  • 2 custom built dot approved tail light assemblies
  • Proximity alarm system with remote door and trunk poppers
  • Exhaust termination pipe with stainless steel dual tip
  • 2 packages of Sem 747 bonding epoxy to install fiberglass pieces
  • 99% of fasteners needed
  • 3-D car letters "S A B R E" stainless style for back
  • Gas Struts and Latch Mechanism for front hood and trunk lid
  • Door and Trunk pop mechanism (there are no visible door or trunk handles)
  • Fuel line 1 feet extension
  • "SixTen" round car emblem for steering wheel
  • Complete assembly manual with required tool list


1994 - 2012 Six Ten Sabre Exterior
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The Six Ten Sabre is now available at a starting price of $39,000. That price can shoot up from there to $129,000, and everything in between, depending on the options chosen for the vehicle. Once ordered, the Sabre can take anywhere from six to eight weeks for delivery. Another bonus for the Sabre is that, since Ford donated all of the major auto parts, all Sabre models can be serviced at any Ford dealership.

If you already have your own donor car, the Sabre is also available in kit form for the bargain price of $10,900. The kit takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks for delivery.


1994 - 2012 Six Ten Sabre Exterior
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Six Ten has created a unique model for the market and are bold enough to say that it can compete against models like the 2011 Morgan Aero Super Sport. The Morgan Aero is powered by a 4.8L delivering 367 HP and 370 lb-ft torque. This allows the Morgan to get from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. A Six Ten Sabre built off a 2011 Mustang Shelby GT500 will get the customer a 5.4L engine delivering 540 HP and 512 of torque with a 0-60mph time of 4.3 seconds. That sounds great all by itself, but it gets better. The Sabre will only cost anywhere from $39,000-$129,00 whereas the Aero starts off at $185,000. That little fact sweetens the pot that much more.

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    • Look isn’t as sporty as a regular Mustang
    • Company is not widely known
    • No technological goodies
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  (858) posted on 12.20.2011

Well, for a small company, their work is actually rather superb. Just check out the look of that car, it has that vintage feel to it, yet there is also something fresh about it.

  (419) posted on 05.18.2011

So it was Ford who made this car. Well, it is really pretty weird of them to come up with something that comes out as a cross between their older models and their newer ones.

  (577) posted on 05.18.2011

Well, taking aside the look of this car. I think everyone will agree that its engine performance is quite impressive! IMO, its not the usual that we could see a car manufacturer
that it not widely known but can deliver a good performance for the engine.

  (580) posted on 05.18.2011

Is this car brand was under in the name of Ford? However, I agree to those who
said that it doesn’t look sporty at all!I think this brand is worst than Mustang car! What a waste!
I can’t believe that it passed to be a production version.

  (444) posted on 05.4.2011

The most appealing car Six ten Sabre obtain a high quality neo-classic styled cars, That will make you proud off on the streets.

  (445) posted on 05.4.2011

Oh no!Aesthetically, this car doesn’t look good and the engine performance
is not that great as well! I think this is the most ridiculous version of Mustang that
I have seen! And with that price I could actually buy a good car out of it.

  (334) posted on 05.3.2011

haha. I don’t want to see myself driving around this hideous car even if its a Ford car! BTW, the performance is not that great.

  (517) posted on 05.3.2011

I do believe that they haven’t done it good. I think they should follow the styling of Bentley and other luxury automaker. Those car manufacture know how to mixed perfectly the modern and vintage styling. Sabre needs to work on that thing.

  (648) posted on 05.2.2011

Well, if that’s what you guys thing, it’s alright. But I actually think that the combination that they did for the design of this one looks rather unique.

  (474) posted on 04.29.2011

Yeah, much of the car looks like a modern roadster, but the front looks like it has been chopped from a vintage. I wish they haven’t made that one all that prominent.

  (345) posted on 04.28.2011

For me, I don’t like how the front of this one looks. I am not really that particular about vintage cars, but I do find the front looking a bit out of place.

  (570) posted on 04.27.2011

Well, I do agree that this car looks odd. But there is also something rather unique to it that makes it stand out well. I am really starting to like this one.

  (412) posted on 04.27.2011

Yeah, me too, I find the car’s style a bit of an odd match. The front definitely looks vintage, but the rear looks like it was taken out from a new sedan.

  (676) posted on 04.26.2011

I’m not impressed with the whole body kit. I don’t even if feel the vintage styling of this car and I think the price is not that reasonable.

  (613) posted on 04.26.2011

I think the regular Mustang looks better than this car. The front is so hideous and I can’t believe that it can deliver 550 hp. I do hope that it could reach the said figure.

  (683) posted on 04.26.2011

Well, for a small company, their work is actually rather superb. Just check out the look of that car, it has that vintage feel to it, yet there is also something fresh about it.

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