EXCLUSIVE: 1978 Ford Mustang SEMA Award Winner!

What Makes It Special? This car is a multi-time SEMA show display vehicle and was in the top 10 of the inaugural “SEMA Battle of the Builders”. Plus it was in the top 5 for Gran Turismo, and participated in OUSCI (Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational). It was in a trailer on the way back from SEMA when it was in an accident and had body damage. It was being rebuilt better than before (the ugly side vents and controversial Celica tail lights have been deleted), but the shop went out of business and it was stalled. It’s almost at the paint stage, but I’m just tapped out of funds and need to pay back some of the loan I owe on it.

Body Condition: $80k in body modifications and improvements have been made since the first version.

Mechanical Condition: Just needs to be painted and reassembled.

It really is a shame that Brett B’s Mustang was wrecked, it looked awesome and was a real show stopper. You can see how it looked in the photo gallery below and gives you an idea of how it could look finished. It isn’t cheap, but replicating it would cost considerably more than Brett’s asking price. It appears that the chassis work is done and is a piece of art! So, if you’ve always dreamed of owning an incredible one-off show car, here’s your chance. You can contact Brett via the form below.

  • Asking Price: $75,000
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Title Status: Clean

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  1. KevinLee

    That had to have been the best looking 1978 Mustang I’ve ever seen.

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  2. JimmyJ

    I agree!

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  3. Z1rider

    Is there a link to the car before the unfortunate accident? I did a search and wasn’t sure I was looking at this car.

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  4. Skorzeny

    Agree with KevinLee. Except for the nasty black wheels…

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  5. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Pre-accident pictures look great. I am not familiar with the car but does that have a 10 cylinder engine in it?

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    • Andre

      Triton V10 Ford

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  6. Nevada1/2rack NevadahalfrackMember

    This has the look Ford SHOULD have built it with! Nice job-I’m sorry you have to sell it but hopefully whoever buys it will do it with the same fervor you did.

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  7. Steve

    I have been following this build from the start by A-Team! I also have a MII, but in very bad shape (beyond my body-working capabilities to repair). I would loveeee to get this car, even needing the repairs it does (looks like most of the body fixes are done). Does anyone know who was doing the repairs that went out of business? It’s so cool!!

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  8. Nick

    Absolutely stunning Mustang II.

    If the price point were within my reach I would pull the trigger on this in a heart beat.

    I remember stumbling across an article on this a couple of years ago and fell in love with the car then.

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  9. Butchb

    Rolled 3 times. What a shame. That thing went around like a ball in spray paint can.
    I’ve rolled up on more than one shop to check on a project only to find the place closed, locked, and out of business. That’s another blow. No wonder he want’s to sell it.
    Link to the wreck article.

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  10. SSPBill

    I always knew there was a good looking car lurking in there. Bumper-delete aside, pushing the front centerline forward and bigger wheel openings is the key. I recall reading an interview when the car was unvailed and the builder said the flares were straight off an SN95 Mustang. Way over-simplified the effort I’m sure.

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  11. Steve R

    Unfortunately this has probably devolved into a situation where you get what you can, not what you want. If the seller can hold out, the “right” buyer may materialize. The whole situation is a mess, hopefully he won’t come out too far upside down.

    Steve R

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  12. Butchb

    A business acquaintance had a build going at a St. Louis shop on a 61 Corvette with SEMA as the goal. They spent $81,000 and the work hadn’t even begun yet when the shop kicked the project out. Called and them and said “Come and get it.”
    So they GAVE the car and parts away.
    Rather than haul it somewhere else they donated it to a Tech school for a class project.

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