Goodguys 2021 Street Machine of the Year Finalist – Pat Thomas’ 1967 Ford Mustang
Look back at the May Goodguys Gazette cover and you’ll see Pat Thomas’s 1967 Ford Mustang coming together at Kenny’s Rod Shop in Idaho. We were impressed then at the level of detail and creativity we saw in the car, and even more so when we witnessed it running and driving in Columbus.
The ground-up build incorporated a Detroit Speed front suspension and a custom rear suspension tied together with a one-off frame and integrated roll cage. Dutchman axles fill the 9-inch rearend, Brembo brakes handle stopping, and 18- and 20-inch Billet Specialties wheels are wrapped in Michelin rubber. The massive rear tires are still no match for a Whipple-supercharged 5.0-liter Cobra Jet crate engine, which sends more than 1,000 horsepower through a Tremec T-56 six speed.
The body incorporates a long list of refinements, from the reshaped wheel openings, front fenders, and grille surround, to the custom air dam, reshaped drip rails and rear corners, and flush-fit Fesler glass. Shawn McNally at Regenerated Rides sprayed the custom-mixed PPG green paint. Modern Upholstery Solutions handled the black leather upholstery, while the custom dash was filled with Auto Meter gauges and a Billet Specialties wheel on a Flaming River column.
Dubbed the “Untamed Stang,” this pony blends wild power with refined craftsmanship in a stylish package that’s just plain bitchin’.