Custom 1978 ‘Phoenix’ Mustang Heads to Mecum Tulsa Auction

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Custom 1978 Ford Mustang. (Mecum).

A remarkable custom 1978 Ford Mustang, known as ‘Phoenix,’ is set to go across the auction block at Mecum Tulsa on Saturday, June 8th, 2024. This comprehensive build has captured attention and accolades in the automotive world, including multiple showings at SEMA and a top 10 finish in the 2014 ‘Battle of the Builders’. It was also featured in Ford’s ’50 Years of Fun’ Mustang commercial.

A Thoroughly Custom Build – 

The ‘Phoenix’ Mustang boasts a Gen 2 Coyote 5.0L V8 engine paired with a TR6060 6-speed manual transmission, offering robust performance. The exterior is finished in striking Grabber Blue paint, while the interior features custom black leather, creating a sleek and stylish look.

Innovative Engineering –

Custom 1978 Ford Mustang. (Mecum).

One of the standout features of this custom Mustang is its 12-inch stretched frame, built from 1 5/8-inch DOM 1020 steel tubing. This custom frame enhances the car’s rigidity and handling, ensuring a solid driving experience.

A Borla 8-stack injection system and a Holley Terminator X ECU further elevate the Mustang’s performance, providing precise fuel management and optimal engine performance. The custom 3-inch stainless exhaust system with Borla Atak mufflers, built at Borla’s R&D facility, ensures an aggressive exhaust note that complements the car’s power.

Superior Components –

This Mustang has a super twin-disc clutch and a carbon fiber driveshaft, contributing to its impressive performance capabilities. The MMR custom billet valve covers add a custom flair under the hood.

The Mustang features 4-wheel disc brakes for braking power, ensuring reliable stopping performance. The car rides on 18-inch 275 front tires and 19-inch 325 rear tires, providing excellent traction and a commanding stance.

Media Recognition –

Custom 1978 Ford Mustang. (Mecum).

The ‘Phoenix’ Mustang has not only turned heads at car shows but has also been featured in prominent automotive publications such as MotorTrend, Mustang Hub, and Ford Muscle. This media attention underscores the car’s exceptional build quality and performance.

Auction Details –

The custom 1978 Ford Mustang ‘Phoenix’ will be a highlight at the Mecum Tulsa auction on June 8th, 2024. With its impressive build, unique features, and history of accolades, this Mustang is sure to attract attention from collectors and enthusiasts alike.

This auction offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive artistry that blends classic Mustang heritage with modern performance and custom craftsmanship. Don’t miss the chance to see ‘Phoenix’ in person and potentially take home a truly unique vehicle.