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Built with input from skateboarder Tony Hawk and assembled by the guys at Galpin Auto Sports (you know, the same guys who build the hardware on the hit TV show "Pimp My Ride"), this is no paint and sticker upgrade, but a comprehensive redesign of the 2011 Mustang that addresses everything from horsepower to interior accommodations.
A 0-mile Mustang GT was secured and shipped directly to Galpin's shop, where the transformation took place. The first change was the addition of a Street Scene body kit, which includes a custom front fascia, rocker skirts, upper and lower side scoops, a new rear valence, as well as a low profile rear wing. Brilliant silver paint covers every inch of the bodywork, and has been polished and buffed well beyond factory specification. Black graphics were added, a design that echoes the past greats like the Boss 302, but with a modern twist. Gothic-looking Tony Hawk initials adorn the front fenders and Tony's signature has been added to the rear bumper. Nobody is going to mistake this for a garden-variety Mustang.
The all-new Ford 5.0 liter V8 is an impressive piece of machinery. With exactly nothing in common with the old pushrod 5.0, this modern all-aluminum powerplant churns out 412 horsepower in stock form, but with upgrades like a Flowmaster exhaust system, it now makes an estimated 425 for the Tony Hawk special. With only 225 miles on the clock, most of which were accumulated cruising around the fairgrounds at the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction, the engine is like new in every way and is still under the factory warranty.
The transmission is a 6-speed automatic with quick reflexes spinning the optional factory 3.15 rear gear. The Mustang's suspension was lowered using Ford Racing performance springs, but it still rides surprisingly well thanks to the sturdy body structure and stock shocks. To help with the project and the charitable foundation behind it, DUB contributed a set of gorgeous 22-inch TIS three-piece wheels dressed in sinister high-gloss black and wearing Pirelli P Zero Nero tires.
The interior, while retaining the cool retro feel of the Mustang's stock setup, has been fully reupholstered using Katzkin black leather with white stitching. The fantastic Mustang dashboard remains intact with its cool '60s inspired gauge faces and beautifully detailed center console with piano black inserts. A massive JP Audio system delivers enough volume to make your ears bleed, thanks to a pair of huge Xplod subwoofers mounted in a trunk enclosure.
This car has already had a very high-profile life, and as the original owner, Wing Lam, learned, you can't sneak around when you're behind the wheel of this incredible Mustang. It has also done its job, raising tens of thousands of dollars for charities like the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Center of Living Peace in Orange County, California. This is an opportunity to pick up a very famous car with substantial celebrity connections, which also happens to be a killer street machine. If you crave attention, there aren't many better cars than this to satisfy that craving. Call today!
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