Strand Craft builds super yachts, and the company also builds supercars as its ships' tender, the SC 122 and SC 166. But in case you don't want (or can't afford) a yacht but love Mustangs and wagons hatchbacks - or perhaps you own one of the company's yachts but want a new tender - Strand Craft says it plans to build a special one-off Mustang, a custom sport wagon based on the Ford Shelby GT500.

Let's be clear, the photo you see here is not of the actual car; the hatch and revised bodywork have been photo-edited in. But it looks slick, and we hope the real thing, which Strand Craft says will be built by a "world-renowned car builder" in Los Angeles, doesn't stray too far from this preview.

Available to purchase in April for an unspecified amount of money, the Shelby wagon will retain the supercharged 5.8-liter V8, but it will be upgraded to make 850 horsepower, 188 hp more than the production version. That should be good for a 0-60 miles-per-hour time of 3.3 seconds, Strand Craft says - with the dog in the back.

The interior will feature Recaro seats and a generous amount of leather - even in the hatch area. A 1,000-Watt, seven-channel audio system by McIntosh will allow the sole owner to bump tunes at ridiculously high volumes while retaining clarity. We hope to see the finished product next April, but in the meantime, feel free to click on the image above for an enlarged view.


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      ryanandrewmartin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the idea but that illustration is rather poorly done.
        artandcolour2010
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ryanandrewmartin
        It's a complete and utter Photoshop fail. I'm really surprised Autoblog even posted it. It looks like my initial sketch when I just rough the new shapes onto a donor photograph. This is beyond embarrassing for everyone involved.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      Exhaust tips look really silly, but the wagon idea on a Mustang GT is intriguing, regardless how unlikely or impractical it is.
      Vergenbuurg
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too... much... Photoshop stretch tool...
      EXP Jawa
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not entirely unprecedented. When I was little, I had a Matchbox car that was an early '70s Mustang wagon. Not that it was a big departure from the extreme fastback those cars had anyway, but it was a neat little thing with a flat roof, rear side windows and a little ducktail above a tailgate. I wonder if I still have it somewhere? Maybe someone else had one too and thought "hmm..."
      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's not my cup of tea, but it's interesting nonetheless. It reminds me a little of the old Dodge Magnum. One thing is for sure, and that is that it would draw a lot of attention wherever it goes. I suspect folks would either love it or hate it.
      gsxrs
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like a hatch to me..
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good God NO!
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe they should just make a Ford Shelby GT500 box truck.
      Skicat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do a little research, AB. According to its website, SC claims to build superyacht tenders, not superyachts. They also claim to build cars. From what I can see, they build airware, as there is not one image of a completed boat or car on their website. If anyone wants to see what real boatbuilders can do, visit the websites of Palmer-Johnson, Feadship, Cranchi, or any of a number of companies that actually make and deliver these craft.
        AntBee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Skicat
        It's true. The last date on its website is 2011, hence nothing has been updated on the website since then. There is no mention whatsoever of the Shelby GT500 Wagon, nor are there any boats or supercars to see that are actually real.
      mustsvt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Will simply ruin a perfectly good GT500.
      reattadudes
      • 1 Year Ago
      as always, no lack of comedy from the peanut gallery. "let's be clear, the photo you see here is not the actual car". that simple, clear, concise statement seems to have flown right over the heads of the majority of the posters, didn't it? I'm sure the actual job will be given to the Gaffoglio family at Metalcrafters, in Fountain Valley, California. they are true artisans, an many manufacturers use them to make their concept cars a reality. they also created and built the Iacocca Mustang that was out a few years ago. truly a work of art. maybe some of our "experts" here might want to reserve judgment until it is completed. in the meantime, perhaps reading comprehension classes (at the third grade level) are in order.
      Wyrmdog
      • 1 Year Ago
      That thing looks fantastic to me. I'd buy one. In a lesser trim I could actually afford, of course.
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