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.
Future customers of the Sutton Bespoke programme will be able to design their cars via a 3D configurator, which Sutton launched at the London motor show today.
Also on the Sutton stand are the first new Lincoln Navigator and Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to be imported into the UK, on sale for £89,000 and £143,000 respectively, as well as a custom Mercedes-Benz V-Class and a Ford F-150 Raptor with various modifications and right-hand drive conversion.