Vintage looks with Cobra engine, Corvette suspension!

Body off frame retro restored. It retains it's original looks with very significant mechanical upgrades. It rides on Corvette independent suspension front and back, has a Ford Cobra fuel injected 16 valve motor, 5-speed trans and air conditioning plus a whole lot more. This car was owned and built by early Ford Guru and past president of the AACA, the late Benny Bootle. Recently from the Tom Mack's personal collection, he owned it 10 years.

EXTERIOR: Original, unmolested body. Other than a lowered stance and wider rims it looks stock. Body is laser beam straight, there's no rust, damage or waves. The doors click shut. The paint is polished out like glass. I did find some hairline age cracks, you would have to look close to find them. It looks like every piece of exterior trim was replaced or restored. It has bumper guards, dual mirros and extra trim as part of the Super Deluxe. The glass has been replaced. All the weatherstrips, gaskets and fender welts were replaced. It has a rich black cloth power convertible top with maroon piping. The steel rims are custom made, painted to match the car and has original style trim. They are wider in back with beefier tires.

INTERIOR: Very classy interior keeping its vintage feel. The original dash was retained and the gauges were replaced. The woodgraining was duplicated like the original Super Deluxe. The seats were rebuilt, recushioned and reupholstered in a high grade vinyl using the original patterns. The door panels are all redone to match. The window cranks, visors, mirror, knobs are excellent. It has a vintage style steering wheel on a tilt column. The shifter looks like the original with a V8 shift knob. It has a retro stereo with original style knobs. Vintage Air controls and vents are neatly tucked away under the dash. It has premium carpet with bound edges and matching floor mats. There are seat belts in the front. It is upholstered in the well where the top folds down into. The top frame has been apart, painted and given new weather strips.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Check this out: it has a Mustang Cobra 4.6 liter, fuel injected, 16 valve aluminum modular engine. These are built by Ford's SVT (Special Vehicles Team) and each one is hand built and signed by the 2 people that built it. The components look like they belong to this motor- alternator, power steering, air intake etc. An electric fan and big radiator keeps it cool. The firewall and under the hood is painted real nice.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: The trunk has been boxed, the side walls are upholstered in matching leather. The floor is insulated and has same plush carpet with bound edges. Under the trunk lid is painted real nicely. There's also a CD changer and an amplifier for the stereo.

UNDERSIDE: The body was off the frame for a major transformation. The frame was custom fabricated to accommodate a C5 Corvette independent front and rear suspension. In front it has aluminium control arms and spindles, coil over shocks and rack & pinion steering. In back it has fiberglass springs and tubular control arms. It has disc brakes at all 4 wheels, e-brake system and the power brake booster is under the car. It has a composite fuel tank. It has a neatly bent exhaust with welded joints, stainless Magnaflow mufflers and resonators. Looking up at the motor it's spotless. The trans is a 5-speed with hydraulic clutch. A custom driveshaft connecting to the Corvette rear end. The chassis is detailed, the bottom of the body has pristine metal painted gloss maroon. Every component was new or rebuilt down to the screws.

This is a classy hot rod. It has a rich, mature look but also has some exhilarating performance to satisfy that not so mature side of you!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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Options and Accessories
  • Vintage Air
  • Power steering
  • Rack & pinion
  • Power brakes
  • 4 wheel disc
  • Corvette suspension
  • Power top
  • Tilt wheel
  • Stereo system
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