Roadster Shop Spec Chassis: A Modern Foundation for a Classic Icon
The Roadster Shop Spec Chassis for the 1964-70 Mustang, used in the Velocity Signature 1968 Ford Mustang, represents a significant advancement in the restoration and modification of classic Mustangs. This chassis system addresses the inherent issues found in the original Mustang unibody and suspension design, which, while adequate for its era, falls short of today’s standards for ride quality and comfort.
Innovative Design for Enhanced Performance:
The Roadster Shop Spec Chassis for the 1964-70 Mustang is meticulously engineered to overcome the limitations of the original Mustang design. Its full chassis layout, created using Roadster Shop SPEC laser rails, offers a robust and firm foundation, crucial for achieving superior ride quality and handling in classic Mustangs.
Revolutionary Front Suspension System:
A notable feature of this chassis is the RS Fast Track Front Suspension with a 58.75″ track width, combined with a C6 Corvette spindle and hub assembly. This system offers improved geometry and Ackerman angles over traditional steering rack conversions, enhancing the driving dynamics significantly.
Refined Rear Suspension and Exhaust Routing:
The chassis includes a large diameter, parallel 4-bar rear suspension with a 5th panhard lateral link. This design ensures smooth and controlled rear travel without requiring floor modifications. Additionally, the chassis design accommodates exhaust routing for up to 3” exhaust systems, allowing for enhanced performance and sound.
A Seamless Blend of Classic and Modern
The Roadster Shop Spec Chassis is a groundbreaking solution that breathes new life into classic Mustangs like the Velocity Signature 1968 Ford Mustang. By providing a modern foundation, it enhances the car’s performance, comfort, and versatility, making it suitable for contemporary driving expectations while preserving its iconic heritage. This chassis is a cornerstone in transforming a classic Mustang into a vehicle that excels in both aesthetics and performance, perfectly embodying the ethos of Velocity Restorations.
Power Redefined: The Gen 3 Ford Coyote V8 Engine
The heart of the Velocity Signature 1968 Ford Mustang is its Gen 3 Ford Coyote V8 engine. This powertrain is not just a nod to the Mustang’s muscle car roots; it’s a redefinition of power and performance.
The Coyote engine is renowned for its high-revving capabilities and robust power output. It delivers a breathtaking 460 horsepower, providing a thrilling driving experience that’s both aggressive and smooth.
This latest generation of the Coyote engine incorporates dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection, ensuring optimal fuel efficiency without compromising on power.
Responsive and Reliable:
The Coyote V8 is designed for responsiveness. Its ability to rapidly deliver power translates into an exhilarating and confident drive, whether you’re navigating tight turns or accelerating on open roads.
The Sophistication of the 10-Speed Overdrive Transmission
Complementing the Coyote engine is the 10-speed overdrive transmission, which is a marvel of modern automotive technology.
Efficient Power Delivery:
With ten gears at its disposal, this transmission offers a more efficient power delivery. It allows the engine to operate in its optimal power band, whether you’re cruising at low speeds or pushing the vehicle to its limits.
Enhanced Driving Dynamics:
The close-ratio gearing of the transmission ensures that shifts are smooth and quick, enhancing the overall driving dynamics and responsiveness of the Mustang.
Adaptive Shift Scheduling:
The transmission features adaptive shift scheduling, which alters shift points based on driving conditions. This ensures optimal performance whether you’re in a relaxed cruise or pushing the vehicle in a sportier setting.
Serviceability and Accessibility
A key aspect of the design philosophy behind the Velocity Signature 1968 Ford Mustang is the ease of maintenance and serviceability.
Ford Dealership and Mechanic Friendly:
The integration of the Coyote V8 and the 10-speed transmission is executed in a way that any Ford dealership or qualified mechanic can service the vehicle. This accessibility is crucial for maintaining the Mustang’s longevity and performance.
Familiar Components for Easy Servicing:
By using widely recognized and respected Ford components, the Mustang benefits from the extensive network of Ford parts and service centers. This ensures that owners have peace of mind knowing that maintenance and repairs can be easily and effectively handled.
The choice of the Coyote engine and the 10-speed transmission is also a decision for reliability. These components are well-known for their durability and are designed to withstand the rigors of both everyday driving and more spirited performance use.
Exquisite Blend of Style and Comfort: The Redesigned Interior of the Velocity Signature 1968 Ford Mustang
Velocity Restorations has meticulously redesigned the interior of the 1968 Ford Mustang, ensuring a seamless blend of classic aesthetics and modern technology. This transformation is not just about appearance; it’s about enhancing every aspect of the driving experience.
Innovative Dash Integrations and Built-in Tech
Velocity Exclusive Dakota Digital Gauge Cluster:
The Dakota Digital Gauge Cluster is a prime example of blending the old with the new. It retains the classic look but offers modern functionality with digital readouts. This feature provides drivers with precise and easy-to-read information, keeping them informed and in control.
RetroSound BT Digital Head Unit:
The inclusion of the RetroSound BT Digital Head Unit ensures that classic charm meets modern convenience. It offers advanced connectivity options like Bluetooth, allowing for seamless integration with modern devices, ensuring entertainment and connectivity are always at hand.
Focus on Focal Audio: Superior Sound Quality
The integration of the Focal Audio Sound System – with 4 speakers and a subwoofer – in the Mustang’s interior is a commitment to superior sound quality. Focal Audio is known for its exceptional audio clarity and depth, making it a top choice for audiophiles. Their speakers are designed to deliver:
Rich and Balanced Acoustic Performance:
Focal Audio speakers are engineered to produce a rich, balanced sound that brings music to life. Whether it’s the subtle notes of a classic track or the deep bass of modern tunes, the sound system ensures an immersive audio experience.
High-Quality Materials for Enhanced Durability:
Focal Audio’s commitment to using high-quality materials means that not only is the sound exceptional, but the durability and longevity of their speakers are also unmatched.
Customization to Vehicle Acoustics:
Focal Audio systems are tailored to the specific acoustics of the vehicle, ensuring that the sound is not just loud, but also clear and enveloping, adapting to the unique interior space of the Mustang.
Luxurious Touches Throughout
Velocity Signature Black Interior with Bucket Seats:
The choice of black interior with stylish bucket seats underscores the vehicle’s sporty yet sophisticated nature. The seats are not just visually appealing; they are designed for comfort and support, even during spirited driving.
Custom Floor Mats and Plush Carpeting:
Every detail in the Mustang’s interior has been carefully considered, including the plush carpeting and custom floor mats. These elements not only enhance the visual appeal but also contribute to the cabin’s overall comfort and luxury.
Ididit Tilt Steering Column and Power Windows:
Modern conveniences like the Ididit tilt steering column and power windows ensure that the Mustang is as comfortable and user-friendly as it is exciting to drive.
Vintage Air A/C System:
The inclusion of a modern air conditioning system by Vintage Air guarantees a comfortable driving experience regardless of the weather, blending seamlessly into the classic interior while offering modern climate control.
Why Choose Velocity: The Premier Choice for Your 1968 Ford Mustang
Unmatched Expertise in Classic Car Restoration
When it comes to restoring and reimagining classic cars like the 1968 Ford Mustang, Velocity Restorations stands out in the industry. Our unparalleled expertise in blending classic aesthetics with modern functionality sets us apart.
Decades of Specialization:
Velocity has spent years perfecting the art of classic car restoration. This specialized focus means that every vehicle, including the 1968 Ford Mustang, benefits from a depth of knowledge and experience that is unrivaled in the market.
Every aspect of the restoration process, from the initial design to the final assembly, is handled in-house. This ensures that each vehicle meets our stringent standards for quality and performance.
Market Research-Driven Innovations
At Velocity, we don’t just restore cars; we reinvent them based on extensive market research and customer feedback. This approach ensures that our vehicles, including the 1968 Ford Mustang, are aligned with current trends and customer preferences.
Adapting to Consumer Needs:
We continuously monitor automotive trends and customer expectations. This allows us to innovate and incorporate features that are most desired by classic car enthusiasts and modern drivers alike.
Our vehicles are designed to be timeless. The 1968 Ford Mustang, for instance, is not only a nod to the past but also a vehicle equipped for the future, ensuring long-term value and appeal.
Exceptional Customer Service and Support
Velocity’s commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in every interaction. From initial inquiries to after-sales support, we ensure that every customer’s experience is as exceptional as the vehicles we build.
We understand that purchasing a classic car is a significant decision. Our team offers personalized consultations to ensure that your needs and preferences are thoroughly understood and met.
We believe in keeping our clients informed throughout the restoration process. Regular updates and open communication lines ensure that you are always in the loop.
Investment in Quality and Reliability
Choosing a Velocity-restored 1968 Ford Mustang is an investment in quality and reliability. Our vehicles are not just aesthetically pleasing; they are built to last.
We use only the best parts and materials in our restorations. This commitment to quality means that our vehicles, like the 1968 Mustang, are reliable and durable.
Warranty and Support:
Our vehicles come with a 2-year bumper-to-bumper warranty and ongoing support, giving you peace of mind in your investment.
A Wise Choice for the Discerning Enthusiast
In choosing Velocity Restorations for your 1968 Ford Mustang, you are not just purchasing a car; you are investing in a piece of automotive artistry. Our dedication to quality, coupled with market-driven innovations and exceptional customer service, makes Velocity the premier choice for anyone looking to own a classic vehicle that embodies the best of both worlds: timeless design and modern performance. With Velocity, you’re not just buying a car; you’re becoming a part of a legacy that continues to redefine the classic car experience.