1967 Ford Mustang Trans Am Tribute� Built as a tribute to "MR. Trans AM," Jerry Titus By His Son Competed in the 2013 Going to the Sun Road Rally in which it covered 1,200 miles in 5 days! More than 1,100 hours and $40,000 in parts were invested in this baby Yellow and black exterior with black interior 400-hp crate 302 CID Ford V-8 engine GT40 aluminum heads High-rise aluminum intake manifold Holley 750 cfm carburetor Double pumper and Crane aluminum roller rockers MSD 6AL ignition with integral rev limiter and MSD electronic trigger distributor Canton nine-quart road racing oil pan and windage tray Melling high-volume oil pump Stuart radiator and spare Griffin aluminum radiator Ceramic, coated tubular headers Custom side exit exhaust Ford top-loader five-speed manual transmission Ford 9" Traction-Lok rear end with 3.50:1 gearing Front disc brakes with slotted rotors and Flaming River quick-ratio steering box Heavy-duty front and rear springs, 1" front sway bar, Koni Classic adjustable shocks Genuine and correct five-spoke American Racing Trans Am wheels Shelby wood three-spoke steering wheel Full, four-point interior roll bar, four-point front seat belts and harnesses Trunk-mounted battery with removable shut-off switch Documentation includes original owner's manual and other, assorted documents Searching for a unique addition to your Ford, Mustang or pony car collection or just a bad ass driver? MotoeXotica Classic Cars has just the car for you, a 1967 Ford Mustang Trans Am Tribute car. This faithful recreation of the Trans Am Championship winning 1967 Mustang was built for Rick and Patti Sue Titus as a tribute to Rick's father, Jerry, "Mr. Trans AM," Titus by Greg Reynolds and John Brown of Reynolds Restorations in Yukon, Oklahoma and was featured as a cover story in "Mustang and Fast Fords" Magazine. The cars design originates from the 1967 Trans Am Championship won by Carroll Shelby's Shelby American, Ford Motors and Jerry Titus. A straight, rust-free notch back body was sourced from dry Arizona and more than 1,100 hours and $40,000 in parts were used, including a 400-horsepower 302 CID Ford crate V-8 motor with the following parts: GT40 aluminum heads, high-rise aluminum intake manifold, Holley 750 cfm carburetor, double pumper and Crane aluminum roller rockers, MSD 6AL ignition with integral rev limiter, MSD electronic trigger distributor, Canton nine-quart road racing oil pan and windage tray, Melling high-volume oil pump, ceramic coated tubular headers, custom side exit exhaust, Stuart radiator under hood and spare Griffin Aluminum radiator. Backing that engine is a Ford top loader five-speed manual transmission with a Ford nine-inch Traction-Lok rear end and 3.5:1 gearing. Other features include a Flaming River quick-ratio steering box, front disc brakes with slotted rotors, full four-point roll bar, four-point front seat belts and harnesses, Shelby wood three-spoke steering wheel, fiberglass hood, trunk lid and bumpers, heavy-duty front and rear springs, one-inch front sway bar, Koni Classic adjustable shock absorbers and trunk- mounted battery with removable shut-off switch. Entered in the Going to the Sun Road Rally in 2013, this car covered 1,200 miles in five days and reportedly only suffered a rock-damaged windshield, which has been replaced, as has the windshield gasket. Dressed in �Jamaican yellow and black stripes, the car's paint is in overall very good condition. The windows are clear and intact, as are the vehicles lights. This pony rides on BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, sized 235/60R15 that surround genuine and correct American Racing Trans Am five-spoke wheels. All of the car's body panels are straight and solid, courtesy of a donor body from arid Arizona. The trunk and battery are tidy while the engine bay is very tidy. Highly detailed and nicely presented. Inside, the black vinyl seats are in excellent order, as is the matching carpet. The instrument panel is crack-free and features aftermarket oil and voltmeter gauges. The inner door panels, mirror glass and shift lever all look great. There is no radio in this vehicle. Jerry Titus once again captured the attention of Carroll Shelby, as Titus had once repaired a Maserati race car for Shelby during a test drive of the 1965 Shelby GT350 for Sports Car Graphic. Shelby offered Titus a place on his SCCA National Championship team, and Titus won the 1965 Pacific Coast National Championship with a production GT350. In 1966 Titus entered the newly created SCCA Trans-Am series for Shelby's Terlingua Racing Team and achieved victory at the last race of the season at Riverside International Raceway. Titus left his position as editor-in-chef at Sports Car Graphic and became a full-time racing driver for Shelby's team. He went on to become the number one team driver and won both the 1967 Manufacturer's Championship for Ford and the 1967 Driver's Championship as well. In the 1968 season, poor performance by the Terlingua team lead Titus to switch to racing the Pontiac Firebird under T-G Racing for the 1969 series.Titus entered the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona and raced to a class victory and an overall third place. The 1969 season was plagued with engine configuration problems for the new car, resulting in 3 DNFs for the team. The highlight of the season was a second-place finish for Titus at Sainte Jovite, Quebec.Titus completed only one race out of seven in the 1970 season, taking seventh place at Laguna Seca. Rick Titus is an American former race car driver and now automotive journalist, radio personality and podcaster. Titus hosts Drivers Talk Radio, a syndicated radio program and weekly automotive podcast. Drivers Talk Radio. He is the son of another former race driver-turned-journalist, Jerry Titus. As a driver, Titus won 11 races on the SCCA Endurance Road Racing circuit. His hands-on involvement with cars and trucks, including a stint as head of engineering at a leading automotive accessories manufacturer, led him to a career in journalism after he retired from racing. Titus has written over 350 articles or segments for several magazines, including Motor Trend (as Technical Editor), Popular Mechanics (as West Coast Automotive Editor), TNN (as NASCAR Editor), Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords (as Engineering Editor), Road & Track (as Features Editor) and Sports Car magazine (as Technical Editor). In addition, Titus is a spokesman for Ford Motor Company and has appeared in several ad campaigns and product information videos for various Ford vehicles. He is a lifetime member of the American Automotive Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association(AARWBA) as well as a member of the Motor Press Guild. �In 1990, Chuck Beck of Special Editions and Rick Titus took seven Ford Festivas, gutted the interiors, and mounted Ford SHO (Yamaha-built for the Taurus SHO) 3.0�liter V6s behind the front seats to make the car mid-engined. There were substantial cosmetic and mechanical changes, including relocating the gas tank to the front of the car, structural bracing and improvements to the chassis, adding wider wheel arches to accommodate a wider stance and larger tires, and a complete redesign of the suspension. These changes resulted in a car that could accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (0-97�km/h) in 4.6 seconds, travel the quarter-mile (0.4�km) in 12.9 seconds at 100.9 miles per hour (162.4�km/h), and could achieve a lateral acceleration figure ranging from .95 to 1.04�g. It was called the SHOgun. Documentation includes original owner's manual and other, assorted documents. This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 9,4...for more information please contact the seller.
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