Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) is an American automobile dealership and automobile repair shop in Van Nuys, California that specializes in customizing cars. Galpin Auto Sports is the car garage featured on the USA version of MTV’s Pimp My Ride hosted by Xzibit. The show was moved from West Coast Customs to GAS in the 5th and 6th season.
The Californian tuner is known for building some pretty extreme custom Mustangs, but their latest project could be the most impressive yet. GAS, in collaboration with specialty manufacturer SPX, created a one-off widebody Mustang that will be sold for charity at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson classic car auction in Scottsdale, AZ.
Keeping the same styling inspired by the 1969 Mustang Boss 429, this car’s exterior will feature a hand-built steel widebody kit painted in Candy Apple Red Pearl PPG paint. Beside this, the car will come with a 5.0L V8, which has been fitted with a Ford Racing supercharger and numerous other upgrades to produce 700 horsepower. In addition comes the Wilwood brakes front and rear, Forgiato three-piece wheels, an original 1969 Boss 429 hood scoop and an electronically-controlled exhaust cutout system.
As we already said, this car is built for charity and proceeds from the auction will go to benefit St. Jude Hospital to help the fight against cancer.
-Candy Apple Red Pearl PPG Paint
-Handcrafted metal widebody kit
-Roush billet aluminum grille
-Original 1969 Boss 429 hood scoop
-Boss 302 Laguna Seca rear spoiler
-Ford Racing Supercharger
-Bassani exhaust system
-Comp Cams camshafts
-Electronically-controlled exhaust cutout system
-Wilwood 14-inch cross-drilled brakes, 6-piston front and 4-piston rear
-Eibach lowering springs
-Hurst short-throw shifter
-Forgiato three-piece wheels
-Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tires, 295/25R21 front and 335/25R22 rear