Velocity’s latest Signature Series creation modernizes 1967-68 Ford Mustangs with a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine and modern transmissions, Roadster Shop chassis and performance brakes, wheels and tires
PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 10, 2023) – Velocity Modern Classics, an industry leader in classic vehicle modernization, has announced the Velocity Mustang Fastback as its newest offering in its Signature Series line. The highly sought-after 1967-68 Ford Mustang Fastback has been beautifully restored to seamlessly blend the iconic style of the classic with modern components found in late-model Mustangs. Standout features on the Velocity Mustang include a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission, a Roadster Shop chassis, and modern comforts like Vintage Air climate control and a RetroSound Bluetooth stereo. To further personalize the Mustang, Velocity offers a variety of paint and trim options, as well as other optional upgrades.
Under the hood, the Velocity Signature Series Mustang is powered by a Gen III Coyote 5.0 engine delivering 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred to the wheels via a 10R80 automatic transmission or a T-56 six-speed manual transmission for those who want additional control. The Velocity Mustang Fastback has been optimized for performance with a proprietary serpentine system and custom headers, while a custom stainless exhaust with Borla mufflers provides an aggressive tone.
The Mustang rides on a brand-new Roadster Shop Mustang SPEC chassis, providing exceptional stability and handling. Rack-and-pinion power steering, front sway bars and SPEC independent front suspension contribute to the responsive ride. The four-link rear suspension with front and rear adjustable Fox coilovers allows the Mustang to ride better than ever. A Ford 9-inch rear axle with a 3.73 gear ratio enhances performance, while the 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in 255/45 ZR17 Continental Extreme Contact Sport 02 tires provide grip whether cruising or hitting the track. Baer four-piston calipers with 11-inch rotors and a Bosch Electric iBooster ensures the Mustang stops on a dime.
The exterior of the Velocity Signature Series Mustang Fastback is clad in custom BASF Glasurit paint colors and is available with optional painted racing stripes for a more pronounced look. A vented hood with marker lights helps to keep engine temps down and adds a race-ready look. Chrome accessories, a color-matched painted firewall and chrome bumpers elevate and accentuate the classic look of the Mustang. Truck-Lite LED headlights illuminate the street at night, and sequential LED taillights bring a touch of modernity to the pony’s rear. All-new glass and weather seals and billet hood hinges by Ringbrothers round out the exterior features.
Inside the Fastback, Velocity’s in-house design team has crafted a luxurious cockpit filled with both nostalgia and modern comforts. Procar front bucket seats provide comfort and support, while a fixed rear bench seat allows extra space. Heated and ventilated seats, along with a premium leather option, are available for an even more luxurious ride. The Alcantara headliner, molded carpet with Velocity floor mats and wrapped door panels provides an opulent and inviting atmosphere, while Dynamat sound deadening keeps road noise out. Climate control comes courtesy of the Vintage Air air-conditioning system. A RetroSound head unit cranks tunes through four Focal speakers and a subwoofer for immersive audio. Optional billet interior and exterior packages are available for those who want a more refined look. A classic wood steering wheel and IDIDIT tilt steering column add a vintage touch to the cockpit. Dakota Digital gauges and brushed metal and chrome interior components complete the cabin details.
For those with a craving for speed, Velocity offers a more premium performance trim in the Street Series. It includes upgrades such as a carbon-fiber driveshaft, two-way adjustable Fox coilovers and larger 18-inch Forgeline wheels. The exterior of the Street Series comes standard with painted racing stripes, a paint-matched engine bay and the Velocity Billet Exterior Package. Inside, Velocity provides a custom leather interior and Recaro front bucket seats. The interior also gets the billet treatment with a new Sparc Industries billet steering wheel, billet door handles, window cranks, window pulls and dash knobs. Lastly, the Mustang is equipped with an upgraded double-din head unit with Apple CarPlay, a premium Focal sound system and a backup camera for additional safety.
“The Velocity Signature Series Mustang is a project that we’ve been really excited about,” said Velocity CEO Jeremy Hans. “Our team has poured countless hours into developing, designing and engineering every detail of this vehicle to ensure it lives up to the long legacy of the Ford Mustang. We set out to capture the timeless essence of the original while providing the performance and safety of a modern vehicle. We definitely accomplished that with our latest creation.”
The Velocity Mustang joins Velocity’s Signature Series as its fifth vehicle offering, standing alongside the classic Bronco, F-250, F-100 and K5 Blazer lines. Each Signature Series vehicle is built in-house on an unprecedented 14-week timeline from order to delivery. Velocity is now taking reservations, with deliveries scheduled to begin in Fall 2023. For more information about the Velocity Signature Series Mustang and other specialty vehicles, contact Velocity at (850) 332-6064, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.velocityrestorations.com.
About Velocity Modern Classics
Based in Pensacola, Florida, Velocity Modern Classics is an award-winning classic vehicle specialist that has perfected the process of modernizing classic American vehicles. Velocity prides itself on attention to detail, one-of-a-kind designs and the meticulous restoration process that sets it apart. As a result, Velocity has become internationally known for its superior restorations, which have collected top awards at the industry’s most significant events. Learn more about Velocity Modern Classics products and vehicles at www.VelocityRestorations.com.