Mustang GT 500
What Car: SHELBY MUSTANG GT 500
Under the Bonnet: 5.4 supercharged V8 around 650 BHP
From a very young age Olly has always converted a GT500, but with the classic as rare as rocking horse s*%t and prices sky high, the modern version really is the next best thing. So when he heard about the availability of this GT500 over in Oman that needed a full engine build, he couldn’t pass up the chance to make this the next GBG project car.
Once shipped over and back at the garage we started to rebuild the engine. We laser welded a number or areas on the block. It also has had 2 new liners, new bearings, gaskets and seals and is now good for 650 bhp.
Suspension: Uprated suspension with coilovers
Wheels: Standard graphite grey
Bodywork: Fresh paint with a twist
Engine: Rebuilt engine, custom exhaust, now putting out around 650 BHP
With the engine built, we started on the body work which to be honest was in pretty good shape. We repaired any minor scratches and dents, etched the bare metal and finished with 1000 grit.
We then stripped off the panels, stickers and badges before masking up the body ready for paint.
The Mustang looks aggressive in red but we wanted to put a twist on it, so the body was then sprayed in a custom GBG candy apple red pearl mix that really pops when the sun hits it.
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