2005 Ford Mustang GT Bonspeed
ST. LOUIS CAR MUSEUM & SALES
Saint Louis, MO 63301
Built exclusively for Ford Motor Company by Bonspeed Speed & Design in California with a custom Rock & Roll theme! Named project “Black Rose”. Used only as a prototype display car for the promotion of the new Ford Mustang platform and showcased in the Austin, TX Rock & Roll Car Museum! Fitted with tons of go-fast goodies that include a Vortech V2 Supercharger & Intercooler, Koni racing suspension, Baer brakes, Borla exhaust, Recaro seats, and more! An exclusive, one-of-kind opportunity!!
The fifth generation Mustang was gaining a lot of exposure with its new body style, which harkened the design lines of the original 1965 Fastback! This new modern classic sensational was working for many models at Ford including the already successful Thunderbird redesign. Sales were swift and the Mustang was once again dominating the streets! Ford Motor Company also had some early incite to send a few 2005 Premium GT models to custom shops & specialist to enhance them for promotional use, and push the aftermarket accessory options. One of these cars made its way to the west coast to Bonspeed- A California Speed & Design Studio, with the requested task to produce a Rock & Roll Rock Star style Mustang GT! Bonspeed took on the task with great vision and we now have it offered to the public!
They started with a custom body kit to include new front fascia, side skirts, custom rear bumper, and deck lid spoiler. The car would receive a custom paint finish to the hood with red accents highlighting a decorative skull in the shape of spade, custom 20” Bonspeed designed polished alloy wheels, and a very unique Red Bison Leather interior around new Recaro racing seats! Performance enhancements are everywhere starting with a Vortech V2 Supercharger with Maxflow Power Cooler intercooler, cold air induction system, Koni adjustable shocks with Eibach Ground Control springs, Ground Control rear panhard bar, Hotchkis front & rear anti-sway bars, Baer 6-piston front brakes with stainless steel lines, Baer EradiSpeed high performance cross-drilled and slotted rotors & all four corners, and Borla stainless steel exhaust system! On the ground you will find Hankook Ventus ZR-rated tires measuring 255/35ZR20 up front and 285/30ZR20 at the rear! It makes for a superbly well balanced Mustang making an approximate 500+ horsepower; all transferred through the factory Tremec T5 5-speed manual transmission now fitted with a Hurst shifter!
Should you ever get tired of listening to the engine, and $25,000 audio/visual system is at your disposal! Inside the dash now rests both a Sony AM/FM/CD player as well as a Sony DVD player! A custom fitted box at the rear houses twin Diamond Audio subwoofers, while all stock speakers also being upgraded and powered by Diamond Audio amplifiers, crossovers, and independent power supply! This Mustang maintains all the creature comforts you need with power windows, cruise control, tilt wheel, air conditioning, keyless remote entry, and more!
When this car was completed, it was shown and used as a promotional vehicle before getting the chance to attend Barrett-Jackson's 35th Anniversary Auction in Scottsdale, AZ in 2006 when it would be sold for the first. One of Bonspeed's managing partner's happens to be Van Halen bass guitarist, Michael Anthony! Backing the car as it came to the stage, it would sell for the large sum of $95,000! It later made it way to the Austin Rock & Roll Car Museum in Texas. Today, the odometer only reads 1,926 making virtually brand new all respects. With exception to a few areas of wear, likely from being shipped by trailer quite often, it remains a difficult car to criticize! It has a clean Carfax, Missouri title, audio remotes, and three set of keys. We welcome questions or opportunities to review in person! It presents a very rare opportunity to own such a unique Mustang!