Mustang Of The Day: 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible Restomod

This 1969 Ford Mustang convertible, built by Tom Argue Design of St. Petersburg, Florida, is a ground-up Resto Mod project meant to showcase the company’s offerings at SEMA 2011. The project involved a complete dismantling of the vehicle, followed by meticulous body preparation, including repairs, priming, and blocking, leading to its lustrous Silver Metallic paint.

Notable features include Shelby-style body side scoops, custom billet hood intake grilles, and LED taillights. The car is powered by a small block 427 CI Ford engine, prepared by Keith Craft Racing Engines, with a single Holley four-barrel carburetor, dyno-tested to 600 HP. The engine is paired with a twin-disc clutch, 5-speed Tremec manual transmission, tube headers, and a custom Magnaflow exhaust system.

The Mustang’s unibody structure received front and rear suspension from Chris Alston’s Chassisworks, air ride shocks, power steering, and Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes with six-piston calipers, painted to match the body color. Completing the setup are custom billet aluminum wheels by DPE and BF Goodrich G-Force T/A radial tires.

Inside, the power-operated convertible top reveals a tastefully designed leather bucket-seat interior, featuring Vintage Air, power windows and locks, a Dakota Digital VHX dash insert, and a JL Audio system with navigation, Bluetooth, and a backup camera. The combination of natural Red and Black leather upholstery with carbon fiber accents adds a striking touch to this hand-built showstopper.

Source: Mecum Auctions