Found in a barn back in 1994, this 1967 Ford Mustang ain’t your average barn find. The owner didn’t intend on sprucing up the exterior and just having the classic car sit in a showroom, that’s for sure. He had big dreams for this pony. We’re talking drag racing dreams.
A couple years back, the twin-turbo Helleanor Mustang showed up at the Street Car Takeover drag racing event in Oklahoma, and thanks to the folks over at 1320video, we got to see a little bit of what this thing can do. Spoiler alert: It’s a lot.
For being stored away for as long as it was, this hot rod cleans up NICE. We’re talking both appearance and performance wise. But, don’t just take our word for it…
Stocked with a 402ci small block Chevy engine and a pair of Precision turbochargers (86 mm and 85 mm), this 1967 Mustang churns out an incredible 3,000 horsepower. Originally weighing in at 3,280 pounds, the car was lightened up to a sleek 2,800 pounds. Take that lighter weight, and throw in the impressive power and massive tires, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for an unstoppable drag racing titan.
What’s even crazier is that the Helleanor Mustang was still in developmental stages at the time of its appearance at the Street Car Takeover. According to the Helleanor’s owner, the muscle car was still capable of churning out an additional 1,500 (!) horsepower. There haven’t been any recent videos (that we know of) showing the souped-up Mustang in action, but we have to imagine that the owner has been hard at work turning this barn find into a barn burner of a drag racer.
This post was originally published on December 10, 2019.