Why would we build a Hybrid Mustang?
In the fall of 2010, I finally bought my first Mustang. It is a beautiful 1966, with the original inline straight 6 motor and spinner hubcaps. My plan was to first achieve road worthiness and then to convert it to a 100% electric car. Now I know all the classic car fans are cringing at the thought of an electric Mustang; however, a funny thing happened to me. After driving the car with the stock engine and interacting with a great Mustang shop, I was quickly reminded just how amazing these classic vehicles truly are. The feel, the sounds, even the smells took me back. I then made the decision to keep the inline six, alter as little as possible, and build a hybrid!
I parked the car that Christmas and by that summer, after six months of a captivating conversion, out of the garage rolled the only classic hybrid I have ever seen. I am proud that it is Mustang! The vehicle is awesome. Honestly, I almost canít believe that it works. I have added a noticeable amount of power and I am happy to report that I am likely getting better city gas mileage than any car I have ever owned! There is still a lot of tuning and R&D left to do and I am excited to see how far this project will go.
So obviously we love classic cars, but what could be the next hybrid on the distant horizon?
one step at a time
So how many classic cars have a USB connection to high tech electronics? (And yes - I am afraid the laptop is sitting on a rarely used P90X box.)
And of course we need to show off our "HYBRID" emblem!