Forgot about these…
That would be a Boss 429 jammed into a 1970 Ford Maverick. Note how close the heads are to the shock towers.
It’s not a Mustang II folks. Compare the above photo…especially the paint and the location of the gauge on the driver’s side with this pic:
Here’s another shot of a Pinto. Note the different paint scheme. If I remember correctly this vehicle was wrecked but not by my Dad.
3-24-2010: The original headline was “68 Mustang”. Tom Tate pointed out to me that this is a 1969 Mustang Convertible. Doh! My bad…
A little bit of back story on this car. My Dad tells me that the Jack spotted a hole in the Super Stock rules that enabled this car to win class at Indy with WG driving. The idea, of course, to get a bit of attention for this new business called ‘Gapp & Roush Performance’. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?
Be nice to have this car today.
I’ve got an original from Atco.
A 3/4 angle shot showing some nice detailing.
This is a very nicely done article. My Dad’s quotes are spot on for not only the facts but also nailing his personality.
If you have a moment…take a read. Here is the link.
My only complaint is the subhead of the article which is ‘The checkered history of Pro Stock’s most uniqe factory hot rod’. Nothing checkered about it.