SEMA 2015: 1969 Ford Mustang by Goolsby Customs

1969-mustang-goolsby-customs-profileDo you remember Goolsby Customs from Bessemer, Alabama? A while back, we covered their 1969 Camaro Convertible build from SEMA 2013. They were back at SEMA 2015 with an all-new creation: a 1969 Ford Mustang. The car belongs to Tim and Cici Spencer, and we couldn’t wait to check it out!

Every good hot rod starts with a body, and the ’69 Mustang is a beautiful car to start with. This one has been given a full custom treatment with a handmade front and rear valence, custom ground effects, and custom exhaust tips recessed into the neatly tucked rear bumper. The drip rails have been shaved for a smooth look, and you might notice that those are not stock door handles, either. The car’s badges, side vents, and other accessories have all been CNC machined for that extra touch of class.1969-mustang-goolsby-customs-rearThe attention to detail continues under the hood, where a fresh 5.0 liter “Coyote” V8 engine has been installed. With 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, it is more than enough to get the car moving! The engine has been coupled to a Getrag 6-speed manual, as one would expect to find in a muscle car. It’s incredible what a nice job they did routing the hoses and wiring, and the smoothed firewall adds to the car’s clean look.


The interior is a completely custom job as well, done by M&M Hot Rod Interiors of Holly Pond, AL. From leather to metal to the red stitching, this interior features high quality materials in addition to great craftsmanship.1969-mustang-goolsby-customs-interiorThis car received a Mother’s Shine Award at SEMA 2015 – the highest honor of the show. A panel of judges voted this car to be the Best among all the cars on display at SEMA that year. Congratulations to Goolsby Customs and to Tim and Cici Spencer on their amazing build! We hope to see more from Goolsby in the future.

Engine and Driveline
Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 engine
Getrag 6-speed manual transmission

Suspension, Brake, and Wheels
Detroit Speed suspension with JRI Hydraulic Ride Height Control
Baer Disc Brakes

Body and Exterior
Handmade front and rear valance & ground effects, shaved drip rails, tucked bumpers, custom exhaust tips
Chrome by Advanced Plating, Nashville, TN
CNC machined badging, side vents, and taillights with 3D printed lenses by Greening Auto Co
Custom mixed silver Glasurit paint

Custom interior by M&M Hot Rod Interiors

Winner of Mother’s Shine Award – SEMA 2015

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I love anything you can drive. But I love it even more if it has a small block Chevy or Ford motor, a turbo, four wheel drive, is a hatchback, or was made in the 80s. My ideal car would be a combination of all of these things, and I'm working on building a time machine so I can go back to the 80's and convince Chevy and Ford to collaborate on a twin-engine, single turbo 4x4 XR4Ti/Fox Mustang/Third Gen F-body and hide one in a mineshaft for me to recover in brand new condition. Look for a blog post about it just as soon as it happens. Or maybe it already did, and I've already posted about it in the future and the internet just needs to catch up with it. Okay, my head hurts, never mind.