Now here’s a Mustang fit for a king. The King, that is.
Petty’s Garage, the performance house run by racing legend Richard Petty, has teamed up with Ford to build 143 special edition Mustang GTs. The limited-edition fastback inspired by the popular Petty’s Garage Mustang GT on display at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.
“We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our Petty’s Garage Mustang GT displayed at the SEMA show,” said Jeff Whaley, Petty’s Garage COO. “With so much interest, we began to explore the possibility of building a limited run of the Petty’s Garage Mustang GT.”
Stage 1 models will feature a 627-horse supercharged Ford Racing/Roush Performance 5.0-liter V8, MagnaFlow center exhaust, HRE FlowForm wheels, Petty’s Garage body kit including a stock car-inspired spoiler, custom upholstery and Richard Petty’s autograph on the dash. Stage 1 Mustang GT can be ordered in any color, with all unique bodywork painted to match in-house at Petty’s Garage. They’ll sell for $62,410, including the price of the donor car.
Forty-three Stage 2 models will also be offered for $92,410 and fitted with Petty Blue trimmed three-piece 20-inch forged HRE wheels, a Wildwood big brake upgrade with Petty Blue calipers, and a two-tone black over (you guessed it) Petty Blue paint job with the number 43 ghosted into the roof pillars. Stage 2 Mustang GT will ride on Petty’s Garage HRE three-piece forged-aluminum wheels.
Both versions come with Ford/Roush and Petty’s Garage warranties covering the add-on parts. Orders are now being taken at all Ford dealerships nationwide.
Of the 43 Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GTs planned, only 42 remain, as rock ’n’ roll legend Brian Johnson has an order in for the first car. “This Mustang has just taken my breath away,” said Johnson, lead singer for AC/DC. “It really is one of the best cars I’ve ever driven. I didn’t have an American car, but I do now!”