Legends Collide: The Custom Mustang-GT40 Ford Mach 40

The original Ford Mustang and the GT40 are arguably the two most legendary cars the Blue Oval has ever built. But what would happen if the two legends collided? The result isn’t a spectacular (and expensive) crash; rather it’s the one-off Ford Mach 40, and our sister publication Hot Rod has the details on how it came to be.

Ford Mach 40 rear three quarter 300x200 imageThe Mach 40 was originally the brainchild of Terry Lipscomb, who wanted to know how a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback would look if it were combined with the legendary Le Mans winning Ford GT40, so he enlisted Mike Miernik to sketch what a hybrid of the 1969 Mustang and GT40 would look like. Pleased with the results, the two men took the design to Oregon-based Eckert’s Rod & Custom and Hardison Metal Shaping to turn the drawing into a reality.

The build, which took three years to complete, used a wrecked Ford GT’s chassis and powertrain, and the body of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1. Powering the stunning beauty is the GT’s 5.4-liter supercharged V-8, which is capable of making anywhere between 600-850 hp.

Check out the full details on the build over at HotRod.com.

Source: Hot Rod

By Christian Seabaugh

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