SHANE HILLíS 1984 MUSTANG GT

SHANEíS FOX IN THE BOX HAS A FEW TRICKS UP ITS SLEEVE

Ibought this off a mate, it was in a very sad condition. He got it as part of a deal so I ended up buying it off him all stripped and gutted and very horrible. But it was straight and rust-free.

Now itís got a 5-litre Windsor, limited slip diff... I basically cleaned it up, gave it a new coat of paint, put the cage in it, everything you see here. The front brakes are big Wilwoods, the rears are E46 M3 brakes. Itís got BMW stud patterns on the wheels and BMW coilovers, but it is a Mustang. I was building a BMW sports sedan at the time, and this turned up but so did the BMW parts. Lo and behold it wasnít a big deal to put them all in here. Plus it all seems to work.

Itís just been finished and has had no track time, so it needs setting up, but there havenít been any issues so far.

The brakes are massive, the motorís clean and crisp and thatís pretty much it. Sheís ready to go.

Thereís a í77 Corvette though Ė this car is about two thirds of the value of that, so I would get rid of this to buy that. Itís got more history, just an in-your-face American race car.

I love American muscle. I have a í69 Firebird at home and Iím just a very muscle-car type of person. As much as I love the Mustang as a race car, I wouldnít have it as a road car. A lot of people call it a ĎEuropean Mustangí instead of a classic Mustang. Theyíre a great setup, the balance and weight it great for racing and itís something different, but I like my older, more classic stuff. Itís just that this was there at the time at the right price and rust-free.

Even if the Corvette plan doesnít happen, Iíll be quite proud to run this car, it should be fun.


Call 13 46 46 for a quote or visit shannons.com.au Mk III Mustangs open at around $15k for a decent-looking coupe.