This 1967 Mustang GT is 1 of only 77 built with the K-code HiPo engine and 4 speed combination and 1 of 33 ordered with the race suspension. Ordered in June of 1967 by a FoMoCo Dearborn engineer through Stark Hickey Ford-Royal Oak. Shortly after delivery in July, the Mustang was sent to Kar Kraft Engineering for race prep and sponsorship provided by Stark Hickey Ford-Royal Oak. By 1970 SCCA decided to allow the new BOSS 302 engine to be used in a '67 notchback providing the '67 model looked more like a'68. Changes from '67 to '68 were minimal, pretty much grill and qtr panel trim. Beaupre, due to his connections at Ford was able to source a set of stamped steel '68 Team Shelby Trans-Am flared fenders and qtr panels through Kar Kraft. Once fitted the Mustang got a fresh coat of Wimbledon White, black hood and fender tops (like Team Shelby T/A cars) and a new BOSS 302 engine. If not the first, it was indeed was one of the first notchback Mustangs to race with a BOSS 302 engine in SCCA A/S starting in 1971. Current engine is an all steel 302W 4-bolt main with early TFS cast iron heads, roller cam, shaft rocker assy (similar to the TP302), titanium valves, lightweight crank, Bud Moore style T/A road race oil pan, multi disc clutch assy, vintage factory Ford 2-4V intake manifold,'68 Team Shelby T/A style airbox, custom made stainless steel headers. This 302 has the flavor of a Tunnel Port 302, meaning a shaft rocker assy and the T/A airbox. Trans is a close ratio Toploader built by Bill Hyde of Ford Engineering X garage, 9 inch rear, 31 spl Detroit locker, 4.11 R&P, Ford engineering staggered shock rear, narrow T/A rear springs, DOZX rear track bar, aluminum driveshaft, aluminum Pyrotect fuel cell, SW gauges, Jones tach, MSD box w/rev limiter hidden behind glovebox door, Lifeline fire system, 15"x 8" magnesium American Racing Torque Thrust wheels on Goodyears. Original data plate on driver's door, both VIN numbers are in the inner fender aprons, body buck tag, Marti report, extensive paperwork, photos, log books, Michigan title and an SMTS die cast model of the car (1 of 10 produced in England). Car has under 7 hours run time since the 2015-16 bare metal rotisserie restoration. Over $300,000 invested.
Raced by Ford Dearborn engineers from 1967-75 in SCCA A/S Regional-National level. Also rally events including the Press on Regardless Rally and an FIA Canadian winter stage rally. Drivers were FoMoCo Dearborn engineers Larry Beaupre (owner), Bill Clawson and Don Lacombe, also a FoMoCo employee.
Recent Competition History
2017: One test day at SVRA Indianapolis Motor Speedway. One race weekend at SVRA VIR Gold Cup with a 2nd place in class finish. Pocono Raceway with Classic Racing Times for an exhibition event on the tri oval and road course.
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