Trans Am racing kicked off in 1966. Different manufacturers modded sedans and coupes and took it to the track. Many consider 1968 to 1972 to be the “Golden Age” of the sport. Over time, its popularity weaned, partially due to its similarity to the IMSA GT Championship.
This car remains a fine example of that era’s mean machines. This particular vehicle was one of the last that Kar Kraft designed before Ford ended their relationship with factory-supported racing.
When Kar Kraft closed, two body-in-white cars were delivered to Ford. This one was put together by a team including new owner Ed Hinchliff of Hinchliff Racing, and former Kar Kraft chassis engineers Lee Dykstra and Mitch Marchi. The modified Windsor 351 V8 was built by Jack Roush of Roush Racing.
The interior shows well-earned wear and tear from its time on the track. Other features are Girling four-piston aluminum brakes with large rotors, a factory Kar Kraft full floater rear axle with locker, a Ram Air intake system with a Holly NASCAR intake manifold, and a Jones tachometer.
It comes with SCCA log books to verify its racing record.
This 1973 pony car truly embodies the Trans Am racing era. It is also a brawny Mustang that remains timeless, and could still kick ass and take names on the track.
If you are interested, you can bid online at RM Sotheby’s from May 29 to June 1.
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