The seats started out as a pair of Procar seats by Scat, but were modified for fit, and covered in black vinyl with stitching to give them a '60s flavor. As a nod to modern technology, Red installed a Kenwood sound system complete with a motorized display. Power windows and a Vintage Air system complete the creature comforts.

It took Red a year to build this car. As the owner of a specialty car shop, it's hard to carve out time for your own project, so this is actually an exceptionally short build. His son, Ben, and friend-turned-employee Cassie Allen worked with him to complete the car.

Shortly after the car was finished, Red and the friend who prompted this car build headed to Vegas for the Mustangs Across America driving event. Seems only fitting. Red's biggest surprise is that Paul wanted to buy the car. At least Red still gets to drive it now and then!

By The Numbers
Paul Lange, owner • Charlotte, NC
Total cost to build: $130,000
Type: Ford SVT supercharged 5.4L V-8
Block: Ford SVT iron
Oiling: Ford SVT wet sump
Rotating assembly: Ford SVT
Cylinder heads: Ford SVT aluminum
Camshaft: Ford SVT
Valvetrain: dual overhead cams,
four valves per cylinder
Induction: multipoint fuel injection
Exhaust: Tubular headers, dual 3-inch
Flowmaster Series 40 mufflers
Power adder: Ford SVT supercharger
Fuel system: Ford EFI pump and filter
Ignition: Ford coil-on-plug
Cooling: custom radiator,
Cooling Components electric fan
Output: 610 hp (estimated)
Built by: Ford SVT
Transmission: Tremec T-56 six-speed
Rear axle: Ford 9-inch rearend housing
with limited-slip differential
and 3.50:1 gears
Front suspension: Fatman Fabrication
power suspension module
with QA1 coilovers and drop spindles
Rear suspension: Ridetech AirBAR
and QA1 coilovers
Brakes: Wilwood discs front and rear
Wheels: American Racing Shelby
17x7, front; 17x8, rear
Tires: 235/45R17 Nankang NS-1, front;
255/45R17 Nankang NS-1, rear