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The only, and I do mean ONLY, problem with that 'Stanger is the price.75-effing large? Who are they kidding with that kind of jack? If it were the supercharged GT/Shelby engine, I could maybe understand the exorbitant sticker, but getting just the Bullit engine in a stipper?I think Ford needs to reexamine the demand for such things.
I'm sure it has mostly to do with (C/N)=P, where C="cost of project", N="number of spec racers projected to sell", and P="price".
That still leaves me wondering where in the HELL does all of that "C" come in?
These are purpose-built race cars. The engines have been built to put out hp within certain limits. Note the "sealed" engine; if you break it, you send it back to Ford and they send you another engine, built to the specs for the race series. There are a number of racing series where you canot show up with something you built at home. Yes, you can play a bit with the suspension, but it's usually leave the car specs alone and drive!
Not much car for $75k. Buy a stock GT, strip it, sell the interior on Ebay and recoup about 1/3 of the cost. Then dump that money back into parts, and I doubt you would be over $45k for the same car. It's all Ford catalog stuff anyway. But yeah, this seems to bee a "Mustang Challenge" car. I'd rather build one for Grand Am, or if I didn't have the budget for that a FFR Cup Cobra for half of what this car costs. But I have to admit that the sticker is cool.
Henry Ford fielded a fleet of factory production racers in the 1935 Indianapolis 500. Both Lew Welch (Novi) and Preston Tucker (Coppola-Ford) got their start in these cars.
Sounds like my '72 Satellite, at least on the "interior package".
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