Throughout its long history, which began back in 1964, the blue oval firm has designed countless versions of the Ford Mustang. But the American company never designed a convertible version of this ‘elephant car’, which was equipped with a hardtop, since all Ford Mustang Convertibles in history opted for a canvas cover. But there is only one thing in the world that has a hard top. And just a few days ago sata.
The only Ford Mustang Convertible with a hardtop is hand-built by the experts at Galpin Auto Sports. Created back in 2010, this unit was shown to the world at the 2011 SEMA in Las Vegas. Then the sensible work of this excellent artist could be noticed in the electric retractable convertible put on the legendary American “manuli car”. mark
This Ford Mustang Convertible looks like an original factory part
So excellent was the work of Galpin Auto Sports that we even dare to say that it looks like a completely original project and this Ford Mustang Convertible left the factory just like it did on its day. But it is different. Nor is it clear that this artist did not make any unit apart from the one in the exhibition, but nothing is known about it, and it suggests that this was not the case. Yes, we are talking about a pretty rare Mustang.
In addition to that unique hardtop, this Ford Mustang Convertible also has some tinted headlights, custom bumpers, extended side skirts… Details that do not disturb the exterior image of this little car, which looks really good, despite its more than 12 years of history. Details such as the Halibrand wheels, which are shod with Nitto NT555 outer rims, are also branded with Ford Racing livery.
Considered for 40,810 coins at the current exchange rate
Like all Ford Mustang Convertibles of that time, under the hood of this creation conceived by Galpin hides the legendary Coyote engine, which is nothing but a 5.0 naturally aspirated V8, boasting of generating 418 HP of power and 529 Nm of torque. remain largely unchanged in this version with a hardtop. And that’s what Galpin had just added, which was said to be a stock Flosmaster sports exhaust.
However, its new and lucky owner has already indicated that the first thing he is going to do to this unique Ford Mustang Convertible is to outfit it with a Whipple compressor among many other components. The said owner got hold of this creature through the auction house Bring Trailer, where this gem was raised, which by the way has barely covered 860 miles (1,384 kilometers) in its entire life. And although it may seem strange, he paid “only” $44,000 for this unique piece, equivalent to about 40,810 coins in current trade currency. That price does not seem excessive.