Launched as the first project for its new custom-build classic Mustang programme, the restomod GT500CS is Sutton’s answer to Singer Porsche 911s.
The GT500CS is based on a 1967 Mustang, the chassis of which has been reworked and rebodied to modern standards, and its body painted with colours from Ford’s current palette. Under the bonnet, there’s a 520bhp, 5.4-litre V8 with a five-speed manual gearbox, although a four-speed automatic is also available.
The interior has been overhauled, too; a complete retrim is finished in black leather, with a carbonfibre dashboard and centre console and LED gauges bringing modern-day elements into the 51-year-old car. Modern technologies have also been incorporated, such as traction control, a premium sound system and a touchscreen infotainment system featuring sat-nav and Apple CarPlay.
The first GT500CS took ten months to complete, at a price to the customer of £250,000, not including the donor car. Price is sensitive to the customer’s spec, however, and Sutton says that each project can cost between £190,000 and £300,000.
Sutton offers three levels of customisation for the GT500CS: the entry-level car displayed; a Stage 1 Upgrade pack, which adds a 7.0-litre V8 with fuel injection, upgraded brakes and different interior trim; and the top level, which adds Inglese racing fuel injection, coilover suspension, a custom interior and upgraded seats.