Velocity adds early Mustang fastbacks to its lineup of vintage restomods
After expanding its restomod lineup of Ford trucks and SUVs to include Chevrolet K5 Blazers, Florida-basded Velocity Modern Classics has announced that it will be adding a pony car to its Signature Series line. Now you can order a 1967–68 Ford Mustang Fastback has been fully rebuilt and blended with a modern powertrain and chassis. The customizable coupes are available to order from Velocity and can be delivered in just 14 weeks.
Each Velocity Mustang uses a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine paired with either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. The engines use custom headers, stainless steel exhaust, and Borla mufflers to get a proper muscled sound, but the power isn’t just for show. A Roadster Shop SPEC chassis with a four-link rear suspension and Ford 9-inch rear axle help harness all 460 horsepower the V-8 has to offer, while adjustable Fox coilovers provide crisp handling and improved ride. All of that power and proper suspension geometry would go to waste without proper tires, so Velocity selected 255/45 ZR17 Continental Extreme Contact Sport 02 tires for grip and 11-inch Baer brakes for ample stopping power.
If those specs aren’t enough, buyers can opt for the Street Series which includes two-way adjustable Fox coilovers, 18-inch Forgeline wheels, and a carbon fiber driveshaft. The exterior of the Street Series comes standard with painted racing stripes, a paint-matched engine bay, and the Velocity Billet Exterior Package.
Inside, Velocity offers buyers a comfortable, luxurious cabin with Vintage Air climate control, Dynamat sound deadening, IDIDIT tilt steering column, a RetroSound head unit, and Procar bucket seats that offer optional leather upholstery, along with many options to customize the car to your individual taste. The Street Series makes those luxuries just a bit more sporty and modern by adding a custom leather interior with Recaro bucket seats, a Sparc Industries billet steering wheel, and a double-DIN Bluetooth head unit that offers Apple CarPlay along with a backup camera.
“The Velocity Signature Series Mustang is a project that we’ve been really excited about,” said Velocity CEO Jeremy Hans. “Our team has poured countless hours into developing, designing, and engineering every detail of this vehicle to ensure it lives up to the long legacy of the Ford Mustang. We set out to capture the timeless essence of the original while providing the performance and safety of a modern vehicle. We definitely accomplished that with our latest creation.”
The Mustang is now the fifth vehicle in Velocity’s lineup, following its Bronco, F-250, K5 Blazer, and F-100 offerings. International Harvester Scout IIs are up next. Velocity is now taking reservations for its restomod fastbacks, with deliveries scheduled to begin in Fall 2023. Prices start at a heady $299,000.