1969 Mustang Body on a 2014 GT500 Chassis? Yes Please!
Combo Platter: Jim Weigle’s 1969/2014 Mustang is an exercise in mating old and new to create one amazing Mustang
When we first walked up to Jim Weigle’s all-black 1969 Mustang SportsRoof at the Carlisle Ford Nationals in 2017, it got our attention because it was straight as an arrow and with paint as deep as the ocean. Then we looked under the hood; “Nice, four-cam Cobra motor swap and it looks factory.” As we soon found out, it was.
That engine wasn’t even a dream in any engineers’ eyes in 1969. The deeper we looked, the more it became obvious what we were looking at. Jim very skillfully mated the 1969 body to the complete chassis and running gear of a 2014 Shelby GT500, complete with the full 2014 interior, accessories, and even fuel filler. And a few bug guts in the grille proved he drove it to Carlisle from his home in Parkersburg, West Virginia. We had to know more ... read more