|Body Style||Sportsroof – Fiberglass|
|Engine||BOSS 429 Twin Turbo|
One of the most enigmatic Mustangs of all time was Ohio George Montgomery’s “Mr. Gasket Gasser,” which still survives today in the hands of restorer/collector Bob Perkins. Built in 1969 for Ford’s drag racing program, the body is fiberglass and the frame is a modified ’33 Willys. Straight axles were de rigueur on Gassers, bolstered with Logghe front coilover springs and a Ford 9-inch rear end.
“I could adjust the loading at all four corners,” Montgomery tells us. “The chassis was way ahead of its time.” Under the hood is a Boss 429 with twin turbochargers.
Montgomery revolutionized the NHRA’s “Gasser” class in 1967 with his “Malco Gasser” ’67 Mustang fastback. Previously, he had been winning with a supercharged ’33 Willys coupe. Running elapsed times in the high 8-second range at about 160 mph, his record-setting Willys caught Ford’s attention in the early 1960s.