The original Ford Mustang Bullitt has been working hard at the 2018 SEMA show. The car, along with it’s attentive owner, Sean Kiernan, have been on an international tour that has no end in sight. Let us just say that the car looks great. Plain and simple. Its dark green paint shows the wear and tear, but Kiernan is committed to keeping its original look, just as his father did after he purchased the car in 1974.
Kiernan has taken the car all over the country and attended a few events across the pond. And he doesn’t expect to slow down. He plans to take the Mustang to California after SEMA, and then to Le May – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. “This is a timeline of my life and I’m not one to erase history,” he said. Instead of restoring the car, Kiernan preserves its integrity including paint cracks, rust and all. We should note that this is a far more difficult feat than a full restoration. And because of this, Kiernan is the only one who works on the Mustang. He plans to fly from his home in Nashville to the museum in Tacoma to perform any maintenance, or even to move the car. “I’ll always be the one that puts in the blood, sweat and tears,” he said. The Mustang is a true labor of love, and Kiernan wouldn’t dream of selling it. See all of its glory, right here.
The fan favorite Mustang is almost ready to bring it’s racing talents down under. The ‘Stang revealed this week has it’s sights set on the 2019 Australia Supercars Championship where it will fill the shoes of the Falcon racer. In 2015, the automaker pulled out of the series as the Falcon was drawing towards the end of production. Now, the Blue Oval is back and has teamed up with the DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing teams to develop the new Mustang.
Noteworthy features include a lengthened body and a massive wing at the rear. The power comes from a 5.0-liter V-8, the same engine used in the Falcon racing cars. The car debuted at Queensland Raceway, and is gearing up for the Adelaide 500 running February 29th to March 3rd. Check it out, right here. Enjoy.
Back in 2013, Chevrolet launched the C7 Corvette Stingray. From the start we were impressed with this Vette, compared to its predecessors. The C7 quickly became a world class high-performance American sports car. It’s power comes from a small-block 6.2 liter V8 (now called the LT1) with 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The beauty featured below is a 2016 Corvette Stingray, equipped with optional eight-speed automatic transmission instead of the standard seven-speed manual, along with the 3LT Package priced at a mere (cough, cough, $9,745). Other add-ons include the $995 carbon fiber package, Magnetic Ride Control, and the carbon fiber dual roof.
The C7 starts at a price of $51,400 (quite the bargain). But with the add-ons and other goodies, this Vette came out to a total of $78,195. We’d say that’s a solid deal compared to its competitor, the Porsche 911, which starts at around $80,000. This Stingray might just be the American sports car of our dreams.
Ford announced earlier this year that the blue oval would be teaming up with Classic Restorations to create a few new versions of old school Mustangs. Specifically, the 1969-1970 Mustang Boss 302, the 1969-1970 Mustang Boss 429, and the 1969-1970 Mustang Mach 1. And now, 6 months later, the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 rolled into the 2018 SEMA show.
This is the first new 1969 Ford Boss 429 to be built in 50 years. The car is based on an original Mustang body and thanks to Classic Recreations, has been restored to factory condition. The exterior looks familiar, but under the hood is anything but. The original 7.0-liter V-8 engine has been replaced with a custom-built, fuel-injected 8.4-liter V-8 that produces 815 horsepower. Other noteworthy upgrades include a modern EFI fueling system, new valve train and ECU. See it for yourself, right here.
Nothing like kicking off the weekend with a little Leno. Step into his garage with Jeff Dunham and his 1972 and 1973 AMC Gremlins. If you’ve counted this car out, this is proof that you should do no such thing. Check it out, right here: