Gateway Classic Mustang to Unveil ’71 Mustang Mach 1 at SEMA
LAS VEGAS – October 29, 2015 – Gateway Classic Mustang, will unveil a wild 1971 Mustang Mach 1 restomod at the SEMA Show on Nov. 4 in Las Vegas at booth #22791. Truly unique in design, this 71’ Mach 1 takes the best parts from 1971 and 2015, to create a one-of-a-kind muscle car that demonstrates the company’s capabilities.
“SEMA is an opportunity to customize modern and classic cars in a totally unique and different way that creates something completely new,” said Lonny Childress, Gateway Classic Mustang COO. “In the case of our latest build, we wanted to breathe new life into a ’71 Mach 1. We accomplished that goal and were able to maintain the original iconic styling associated with the Mach 1 while taking this Mustang to a whole new level.”
Starting with a 1971 Mustang Mach 1, Gateway Classic Mustang took arguably one of the most visually recognizable cars in American history and completely revamped it. Staying true to its vintage roots, the ’71 Mach 1’s visual cues were enhanced. Performance wise, this muscle machine is in a league of its own and includes an upgraded Gateway Performance Suspension package, a huge boost in power via a Ford Performance 5.0L Coyote Engine and Tremec Magnum T56 6-speed transmission. Weight was reduced courtesy of a Carbon Fiber QA1 driveshaft and other key components.
“Everyone goes to SEMA to see cars that push the envelope, which makes it hard to stand out from the crowd,” said Jason Childress, Gateway Classic Mustang CFO. “We wanted to take a classic and make it better. Our goal was to think outside the box and challenge ourselves to create something that was totally unique. This Mach 1 restomod is a wild interpretation of old meets new. It is definitely a showstopper that uses the same parts that anyone can get from Gateway Classic Mustang.”
In addition to the power and performance, subtle touches that help the Mach 1 stand out, include an electric blue paint scheme with black vinyl graphics, as well as a new interior featuring Classic Instruments, Recaro seats and an upgraded Kicker sound system. A Magnaflow exhaust system was outfitted on this updated classic to help the pony car hit all the right notes as it’s cruising down the road.
For more information about Gateway Classic Mustang’s 1971 Mustang Mach 1 Restomod, please visit http://www.gatewaymustang.com/ or call (573) 732-3541
About Gateway Classic Mustang
Gateway Classic Mustang is a nationally acclaimed restomod and pro touring Mustang builder, as well as a manufacture of key aftermarket performance parts. Suspension manufacturing, full restoration, paint, and installation services are some of the key ingredients to the success of GCM. Gateway Performance products redefine classic cars and turn modern Mustangs into track stars.