Now that Muscle Car Restorations is well into its second decade of producing national award winning restorations, you might be tempted to think that they've settled into a pretty comfortable routine by now. Well, any of you who know owner John Balow and his team at all already understand that that's just not a part of their makeup. These guys like building cars and don't mind thinking outside of the box .. even if the car comes in a box.
Muscle Car Restorations is very proud to announce that it is now the Builder of Choice for all of Factory Five Racing's kit cars which they would love to custom build to satisfy your wildest dreams. But before you start thinking that these aren't real muscle cars, you better check out our new project Sidewinder.
Initiated by Hot Rod Magazine, the project started with world-renowned auto designer Murray Pfaff applying some modern style to the classic AC Cobra. For starters, he moved the scoop to the leading edge of the hood, reworked the front brake vents, and added rear brake scoops to the tops of the quarters. Worked into the design are some carbon fiber accents and a bold new set of racing stripes. It might be a classic design but it definitely does not look like an old car. Year One couldn't resist getting involved with this so their supply of parts included some new Mustang components.
Yes, it looks good but does it go? You do the math. 1800 pounds divided into 550 HP from a 427 cube Ford small block. Yeah, it goes! And turns and stops. maybe faster than you want it to.
From the minds of Hot Rod Magazine, the pen of Murray Pfaff, the supply of Year One, and the meticulous craftsmanship of MCR comes the highest level of kit car quality and performance. Project Sidewinder. Don't mess with it; you'll get bit!
If you missed this amazing car at the 2005 Hot Rod Power Tour, click on the link below and see literally hundreds of photos showing nearly every detail of its construction.
Click here for build pictures.