• Mar 24, 2007


Earlier in the week, we told you that a Maltese firm had developed an aftermarket hard-top convertible to be used on the Mustang, and now you can see it in action. Peter Muscat decided to put his own touch on the popular Ford Mustang GT by converting the pony car into a hard-top convertible. To make room for the custom mechanicals that power the roof, Peter decided that the back seat was dispensable. Considering the rear seats of the Mustang are pretty unusable for anyone older than six, we're okay with that decision.

It takes a reasonable 29 seconds to drop the top on Pete's 'Stang, and about 40 seconds to put it back up. Looking at the video, the roof doesn't appear to be as sturdy as what you'd get from the factory (i.e. VW EOS or Volvo C70), yet the motion seems well-executed. Pete added one of those overly-vogue side vents to his personalized Mustang, but left almost everything else stock. In the next six years, Pete plans on building 500 of these one-off Mustangs, and he says he's already got orders for over 100. Hit the jump to check out this unique Mustang's hard-top convertible in motion.

[Source: Imalta.net]





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      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey TTruck, the new ones are great cars. My 99 V6 Base model standard shift was an awesome car that could not be killed. In fact, one of my ex g/f's in High school purposely tried to make her 97 break down so she could get a truck. No such luck. I also had a 2002 yellow V6 that took 5-6 hits (none my fault). Junk..ha whatever, the title belongs to the last camaros and firebirds. The 80's Mustangs should start rising in value. Especially rare models such as the SVO. The reason mopars and chevys probably go for more is because there are less of them. There are tons of old Mustangs around. However, Ford has others that go for a pretty penny such as T-birds, Crown vics from the 50's, and more. The new Mustang is fantastic. You still can't name another car that offers the performance for the dollar. I just would love to hear your reasons why it is such "junk". However, it is just your biased opinion and you probably have no idea about them at all, much less have owned one in the last 2 decades.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For goodness sake I'm sick of hearing about the Mostang!! Bring on the Challenger!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I spoke with Peter Muscat, just today. Yes, the car has custom made, rear power quarter windows to fit the new shape of the top & ajoining area(s). He has sold 103 of them and will soon begin making them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have an 07 GT Vert and it's a pretty decent car. Ford recently sent a survey to all owners who registered their email addresses. One of the questions circled around the interest in a hardtop. Personally I'm not interested, but my car in a summer car only, so I'm not too worried about bad weather. Good luck to this guy, but not my cup of soup.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ttruck seeing as how greatly disregard this car i am under the impression that you have tried it out and from the sounds of it even owned one for a couple of months only to have it fall to pieces on you. but as far as i am aware as of yet their is still only one prototype of this car and due to your obvious lack of knowledge regarding mustangs i highly doubt peter muscat has allowed you to test drive it. i believe you should wait to see it in actual action rather then judging it from a mediocore video however seeing as you only view cars on the tv (refer to no. 20) then its obvious you have obtained your knowledge (if you could call it that) from tv and your trying desperately to sound like one of the big boys which knows what he is saying - sorry to inform you but you have failed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      according to a current mustang owner on blue oval forums ford is considering making a production retractable hardtop mustang. he received a survey from ford on new options for the mustang and one of them was a retractable hardtop. a rear independent suspension was also listed as a $500(?) option. i'll try to find the link.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like this top a lot. The profile does look funny but it still looks better than the regular rag top to me. Good job P.M
      • 7 Years Ago
      "overly vogue"?

      What does that mean? Would the world somehow be a better place if there were fewer retractable hard tops in it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      pretty cool. The Volvo c-70 has had the same feature for a while now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey, why does Autoblog never mention what a great value can be found in the Pontiac G6 convertible? Just asking. I would think a car that has identical underpinings to the luxo Saab 9-3 convertible, for under $29k, would be included with hardtop/convertible reviews mentioning a VW and a Volvo? Did ConsumerReport-itis strike Autoblog? Do great value U.S. cars just get ignored or bashed?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't like the looks. Like a last generation mustang top. The deck lid looks strange too. If I'd known there was another Ben on this forum, I would have chosen a different name... but maybe two Bens are better than one.
      Jones
      • 7 Years Ago
      i agree with big jim... its profile looks hideous. i wouldnt sacrifice looks for a hardtop... its just not worth it. paying thousands of $ to make your car uglier? even if its rare and out of 500, i wouldnt even take it if it was for free.... i think the soft top brings better feelings of nostalgia of the original mustangs which this generation is retro-styled for.
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