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Velocity Announces 1967-68 Mustang Convertibles

Modernized Ford pony car now available as a droptop


In the world of bespoke restomod vehicles, Velocity Modern Classics features a large portfolio, offering a restoration lineup that includes the Chevrolet K5 Blazer, International Scout II, and Ford Bronco, F-100, F-250, and Mustang. Up until now, the available Mustang models have been 1967-68 2+2 fastbacks, but a convertible is joining Velocity’s Signature Series Mustang roster.

The new Mustang convertible will “seamlessly blend the iconic style of the classic with modern components found in late-model Mustangs.” That means you get the authentic style of the original with the power of its late-model successor: power comes from a Gen III Coyote 5.0 offering 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Shifting duties comes from your choice of either a 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission or T-56 six-speed manual. Several Velocity tweaks include an in-house-designed serpentine system, custom heads, and stainless-steel exhausts with Borla mufflers.

The engine sits within a Roadster Shop Mustang SPEC chassis that features rack-and-pinion power steering, sway bar, and SPEC independent suspension up front; out back, you’ll find a four-link suspension, plus adjustable Fox coil-overs front and rear. A Ford 9-inch rear with 3.73 gears puts the power to the pavement in conjunction with grippy 255/45 ZR17 Continental Extreme Contact Sport 02 tires paired with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Braking is managed by Baer four-piston calipers with 11-inch rotors and a Bosch Electric iBooster.

Of course, as a bespoke classic, you can have any color you want as long as it’s a custom BASF Glasurit formula. Purists may cringe but you can opt for two “band-aid” racing stripes. Inside, you’ll find a meld of Ford’s and Velocity’s designs, a combination of vintage and modern. Procar front buckets can be ordered in leather, and/or heated and ventilated. A Vintage Air system, an industry standard, keeps things cool or warm when lowering the top is out of the question. A RetroSound head unit plays your Poco and Pretenders tunes through four Focal speakers.

“The Cars of 30A event was the perfect place to unveil this new addition to our lineup,” says Velocity CEO Stuart Wilson. “A convertible option for our Signature Series Mustang has been highly requested ever since we launched the Mustang last year. With summer right around the corner, we can’t wait to get these in the hands of our customers to enjoy the open road.”

If you want Velocity’s Signature Series Mustang convertible, you will have to pay a $30,000 premium over the 2+2 fastback – that’s at least $329,900. Few enthusiasts can afford that, but we all should be thankful for the opportunity to see what technology can offer the enthusiast.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.



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