At FCCS, generations of vehicle owners find common ground in their love of future collectibles. A perfect example of this can be seen with John Martoccia and his father, Joseph.
The 2007 Ford Mustang GT was bought 10 years ago as a completely stock automatic. Over the years, the transmission had to be replaced several times. After the third automatic failed, it was decided that switching to a manual was the way to go.
As the car currently sits, the V8 features Ford Racing heads, camshafts and an intake manifold, along with a JLT Series 3 cold-air intake, a BBK 62-millimeter throttle body, BBK long-tube headers and a BBK X-pipe.
The engine is backed by that manual transmission — a TR3650 5-speed with a Hurst short-throw shifter. Power is sent to the rear via an aluminum driveshaft. On the dyno, the GT puts down 408 horsepower to the rear wheels with 433 ft/lbs of torque.
The car receives its stance from an Air Lift suspension and handles smoothly courtesy of BMR upper and lower control arms. The exterior of this GT features a KBD urethane body kit complete with Cervini taillights.
The owner’s father, on the other hand, has a 2008 GT500 still largely in its stock condition. A true collectible, it also rides on an Air Lift suspension and utilizes BMR lower control arms. The exhaust has been updated with Flowmaster Outlaw mufflers, and MMD side scoops were added to the side of the Shelby.
The car rides on a set of Nitto 555 tires up front and Nitto NT05R tires in the rear. In the 10 years he has owned the vehicle, the owner has only put 6,000 miles on it, bringing its total mileage to 17,000 miles. On the dyno, the GT500 produced 478 rear wheel horsepower and 480 ft/lbs of torque.
See both beautiful cars on the Polo Field at WestWorld of Scottsdale during the Future Collector Car Show, held January 22 as part of the 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. Keep up with the FCCS on Instagram at @FutureCollectorCarShow.
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