A legendary character needs to drive a legendary car, and that’s why Keanu Reeve’s John Wick drives a Ford Mustang Mach 1. Now, you can too, with a company called Classic Restorations now building and selling replicas.
Dubbed ‘The Hitman’, this car is a direct copy of the original with its silver paint job and twin black racing stripes. The build starts with either an original car or with a Dynacorn unit. From there, the customer can spec exactly what they want from their Hitman, from a tuned engine and suspension to larger brakes. They offer Total Control coilovers, sway bars, and a Wilwood brake package. And just like the original, Ford’s venerable 9″ rear LSD is stuffed with several gear combinations. Michelins wrap around the 18″ American Racing wheels.
Under the hood you can choose from a base Coyote V8, but if you have the want (and money), you can spec a BOSS 302 engine with 345 hp, a BOSS 363 with 507 hp, or the highly-strung John Kaase built BOSS 429 engine with 670 hp on standard pump gas. The power runs through a Tremec 6-speed manual as standard, but a Ford 4R70W automatic transmission can be fitted for no additional cost if wanted.
A host of other modifications include Rack and Pinion Steering Conversion, a Flaming River Tilt Column, Scat Elite Seats, 160 MPH Gauges, Old Air Products A/C System, Full Console, JVC CD Player with Kicker Speaker System, and Mach 1 Badging, Striping and Emblems throughout the vehicle (take a breath). Plus, a Vaporworx Electric Fuel Pump, Stealth 18 Gallon Fuel Cell, Trunk Mounted Battery, MSD Ignition, Stainless Worx Long Tube Headers, and Becool Aluminum Crossflow Radiator.
The base car can be yours for a price of $169,000, and the optional “Wick” package, which includes the gorgeous paint job, comes with no additional cost. For an extra $25,000, the Pro-Touring upgrade package will include a plethora of parts from Detroit Speed and JRI, making “The Hitman” perform just as good as it looks.
I don’t know about you, but I’m taking the red pill on this one. Wrong film? Oh.