The team behind the dream of MTV’s Pimp My Ride show and proud holders of the title for the nation’s largest volume Ford dealership, Galpin Ford, have taken their tongs to the Ford Mustang GT once again to customize it in their image. Back at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Galpin Auto Sports unveiled a 2010 Ford Mustang GT premium convertible which was adorned with a handmade one-off wide body kit…and they didn’t stop there. The GAS crew kept the momentum moving and also dropped in a 550hp motor from the Ford Racing catalog, applied custom 20″ wheels, and lacquered the pony car in a two-tone black ‘n blue finish. Keep reading to get all the fine details surrounding the latest “Galpinized” Ford Mustang.
Galpin Auto Sports’ Wide-Bodied Mustang Tops the Customization List at SEMA 2009
GAS makes a statement with one-off 2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
LAS VEGAS (November 30, 2009) – Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), the pioneering team behind MTV’s Pimp My Ride television program and a division of the nation’s largest volume Ford dealer, Galpin Ford, has again fired-up the customization world. During the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, the team debuted a transformed 2010 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible with a GAS hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind wide body kit, a 550hp Ford Racing motor, 20” Forgiato wheels and a handsome two-tone black and pearl-grabber blue paint job.
The car was highlighted as one of AutoWeek’s eight rides they would drive home from Vegas, if they could.
On display in Ford’s SEMA Booth, the modded-Mustang was an instant hit with the customization crowd.
In true Galpin fashion, the customization team turned a true American thrill machine into a rolling piece of art by using innovative designs and first-rate components, from the outside-in. The team took-on the Mustang GT Convertible and boosted the exterior with a distinctive GAS wide body kit, 3dCarbon tonneau cover and PPG Envirobase high performance base coat, topped with custom two-tone black and blue paint with silver accents. The Forgiato 20” aluminum “Mono Leggera Pinzette” wheels and Nitto Invo high-performance tires are corralled by Wilwood front and rear brakes.
The potent Ford power was elevated when GAS dropped in a 550hp Ford Racing super pack and handling pack, paired with a Hurst shifter, JPC one-piece aluminum drive shaft and McCleod aluminum flywheel. Katzkin leather interior, JL Audio speakers and Ford Racing custom backlit door sill plates give this Mustang a “Galpinized” feel.
The car will be on display at GAS’ booth at the LA Auto Show in Kentia Hall, along with a dozen other “Galpinized” vehicles.
About Galpin Auto Sports
Galpin Auto Sports, located at 15600 Roscoe Blvd. in Van Nuys offers customizing and personalizing services on all new and pre-owned vehicles including collector and classic cars and is the official garage for MTV’s Pimp My Ride. For more information on Galpin Auto Sports’ unique products and services, please contact GAS General Manager, Steve McCord ([email protected]), at (877)-GO-GAS-GO or visit the website at www.galpinautosports.com.
About Galpin Motors
Galpin Motors, the world’s largest volume Ford dealership for the 19th consecutive year was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Galpin is comprised of a family of quality automobile brands including Ford, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Honda, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Saturn and Volvo. For additional information on Galpin Motors contact Marketing Manager Jeff Skobin, 818-778-2540/ [email protected], visit the dealer showrooms at 15500 and 15505 Roscoe Blvd. or visit the company website at www.galpin.com.