(1966 Ford Mustang GT)
The 1966 Ford Mustang GT is a classic car that has captured the hearts of car enthusiasts worldwide. And when it comes to the Mustang GT, Kevin and Judy Mueser’s “Double Down” stands out among the rest. This one-of-a-kind vehicle is an amazing work of art that has been customized to perfection.
The “Double Down” was built to create the perfect combination of a convertible and a fastback. This unique design has two roofs, a removable hardtop, and a soft top. The custom shop in Flanagan, Illinois, was contracted to build this custom Mustang, and they did not disappoint. It took them 11 months to build this beauty, and the result is a true masterpiece.
The car features a Roadster Shop chassis with Prizmatic Powder coating, which gives it a sleek and modern look. The body of the car has been modified to look like a new, modern car. The front bumper has been split and has a front chin spoiler that flows into the radiator. The rear bumper has been narrowed and tucked into the body, and the ground effects have been molded in to look like a new, modern car.
The side scoops on the roof were custom-made with Lexan, Billet, and LED lights. The car has a fingerprint scanner that controls the top up and down, and the top raises 12″ and will stay there. You can also pull the pins and remove the roof if you want to, but it looks so cool the way it floats over the car.
The interior of the car has been fully customized with Apex Leather, Apex Dinamica Microsuede, and Apex Ultra Square weave carpet. The dashboard has been extended and covered in Apex Leather, and the gauges are Dakota Digital VHX. The steering wheel is Billet Specialties, and the console is custom-built from aluminum, PVC, and fiberglass.
The “Double Down” is powered by a Ford 2014 8-cylinder 5.0L engine that has been modified with a custom 8-stacked Ram air intake system with K&N filters and Holley Performance Products. The engine is basically stock but has PS added, Vintage Air, and Entropy Radiator. The car has Ultimate Headers with Pypes stainless exhaust pipes and mufflers with cutouts to make a dual-tone system. The driveline details include a Ford torque converter, Moser axle, and 342 gears.
The car rides on Forgeline SP3P wheels, 18×8 in the front and 19×10 in the rear, with Toyo tires. The car has been lowered 6 inches with a Roadster Shop four-link suspension and coil-overs. The car has Baer brakes and grabber blue to match graphic colors.
In conclusion, the “Double Down” is a true masterpiece and a unique car that stands out in any crowd. Kevin and Judy Mueser’s dream car has come to life with the help of The Custom Shop in Flanagan, Illinois. It is a car that combines classic and modern design elements, making it a true work of art. If you ever have a chance to see this car in person, it is a must-see for any car enthusiast.
Photos by: Chris Gosda