The Story About Very Unusual Gulf Livery 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe

The Story About Very Unusual Gulf Livery 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe

This is the story about the Beau Mikelthun’s 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe. Beau always had been a car enthusiast, but he isn’t considering himself as a Mustang enthusiast, although this is his second Mustang. His first car was a ‘81 Fox Body Mustang with a straight six-cylinder engine under the hood, but his passion and love for a car’s doesn’t end there.

The Story About Very Unusual Gulf Livery 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe

He bought this Mustang in pretty bad condition, which originally had a straight six engine under the hood. Beau had an unusual idea for this Mustang, he wanted more horsepower, but also he doesn’t wanted to install a Ford 302 V8 engine, but rather something more original. He came with an idea to install a Japanese 2.3 liter Toyota Turbo engine, but sadly he blow that engine.

He wanted reliability, drivability and more horsepower, and after some research he decided to install a Toyota straight 6-cylinder 2JZ-GTE, which was originally installed in a fourth-gen Supra. Beau had finished his 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe body in Gulf Racing colors, which was inspired by a Le Mans Gulf Livery Ford GT. Also, he upgraded the suspension, braking system with rotors on all four wheels and set of new BFgoodrich Radial T/A tires.

Source: eGarage

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