Show-stealing stock and custom Mustangs
Stock, chopped, slammed and sometimes modified beyond recognition, there were no shortage of Mustangs at the 2006 SEMA show. Whether a stock GT350 H or a totally hand-built custom, in choosing our favorites we looked for more than just a pretty paint job or a quick bolt-ons, but looked instead for craftsmanship, design and high performance engine modifications. Below are the best, from sweet to insane!
Wearing flashy paint and sporting a supercharger and nitrous system, this K-Daddyz custom Mustang pulls 400 plus horsepower for a lot of top down fun.
A featured car on the hit television show this 1970 Mustang was reborn as a Boss 302 under the direction of Chip Foose. The project car now carries a 390-horsepower 302 cubic-inch crate engine, a Bowler racing transmission, Baer brakes and a Magnaflow exhaust.
Renowned wheel manufacturer Cragar is stepping back into the limelight with the introduction of this custom Mustang, available through Ford dealerships. The Mustang wears custom panels including a functional hood scoop and Cragar Big Blue brakes, featuring drilled rotors and 2-piston calipers at the rear and four-piston calipers up front. Price? Depending on the trim, between $40,000 - $42,000.
Judging by the number of Ford Mustang customizers at the 2006 SEMA Show, aftermarket builders are all the “Rage” with ‘Stangs. The Rage is also available through Ford dealers and the kit is made for 2005 thru 2007 Mustangs. The cars can also be purchased direct from the factory and are powered by either an optional 400- or 600-horsepower supercharged and inter-cooled engine.
The look of muscle is evident with the body modifications on this Mustang. The GT-SR wears weight saving carbon fiber panels like the hood, wing, rear plate and front splitter. The side outlet exhausts top off this race-prepped look.
This gorgeous GT500 KR drew a lot of attention at the 2006 SEMA show. The GT500 KR featured a fiberglass front fascia and for 1968, wore cobra emblems on the front fenders and the passenger side dash. The Mustang GT500 KR was powered by a 355- horsepower, 428 cubic-inch engine that was sold for $4,472.00.
Serious power is the focus of this Mustang. Try 416 horsepower at the rear wheels and 363 lb.-ft. of torque and the ability to run the quarter-mile in 12.24 seconds at 111 mph with a top speed of 146 mph.
This GT350 H was once a Hertz rent-a-car equipped with a four-speed manual transmission and a 289 cubic-inch engine that produced 306 horsepower. Retail price new in 1966 was $4,428.00.
Roush and the Ring brothers teamed to build the Roush Reactor, and it debuted this year at the SEMA show. The dark green 1967 fastback maintains its original look and feel despite being a custom and the craftsmanship is beyond compare, but the dark green color left us cold. The Reactor features shaved door handles, split rear glass, carbon fiber panels and a 427 cubic-inch crate motor that produces 552 horsepower and 535 ft-lbs. of torque.
In an environment of high-end customs at the 2006 SEMA show, the M67 Mustang stands out. The stunning silver and blue fastback’s wheelbase has been stretched two inches, as were the wheel wells, to accommodate the 20-inch wheels and tires. The Shelby styled front end showcases a custom-built mesh grill and is protected by custom made bumper up front as is the rear. The M67 also features belly pans to aid the aerodynamics of the car at speed and the twin turbo, quad cam engine producing 839 horsepower and 622 lb.-ft. of torque are just icing on the cake. The combination of high style, craftsmanship, engine modifications and beautiful paint landed the M67 in the first place spot for our Top Ten 2006 SEMA Mustangs.
Photos courtesy of Ron Perry