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.
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.