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General Information

Year
1969
Make
Ford
Model
GT500
Color
Acapulco Blue
History
My father bought this A.O.Smith demonstrator car at the Milwaukee corporate headquarters in 1970 for $2700. It was his daily driver in the snow and road salt - so you know what happened.
1969 Ford GT500 (Acapulco Blue) #237

Modifications

Drivetrain
455" Scat stroker kit with H-beam rods, Comp Cam with Morel roller lifters, Harland Sharp
roller rockers, Edelbrock ProFlo4 fuel injection, Survival Motorsports modified Edelbrock heads, Billet Specialties accessory drive system, Canton oil pan, Milodon windage tray, Precision Oil Pump, American Powertrain TKO-600, Quick Time bellhousing, Science Friction Atomic Twin clutch with Hydramax hydraulic throwout bearing system, etc, etc...
Interior
Stock black original rear fold-down seat, door panels, console (with Shelby gauges), carpets, and dash. TMI seats, Crow harness, Mustangs To Fear one piece headliner, Nu-Relics
electric windows. Auto Meter A-pillar & console gauges, New Vintage dash gauges, back-up camera to electronic rear view mirror, electric trunk latch, variable windshield wiper switch.
Exterior
New sheet metal: floor pan (complete), front sub frames, fender aprons, radiator support, quarter panels, doors, DSE subframe connectors.
Audio
Original AM/FM radio modified by S&M Electro-Tech with blue tooth and hands free phone. Original door location 4 X 6" aftermarket speakers.
Lighting
All LED
Exhaust
Hooker headers, Pypes mufflers, custom 2.5" stainless pipes by Scott Laakonen into stock Shelby center-exit manifold.
Suspension
AJE strut/k-member front suspension with modified motor mounts, modified AJE rear coil over rear suspension, Viking double adjustable coil-over struts/shocks, John's 9" rear axle housing with original nodular iron center, Tru Trac differential, and 3.50 gear.
Wilwood 6-piston front & 4-piston rear 15" rotor system with Wilwood master cylinder and Wilwood Electric Parking Brakes.
Wheel and Tire
American Racing Torq-Thrust M 18" wheels with Falken Azenis RT615K+ 245/275 tires.

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