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Raybestos, Schwartz Team-up for Restoration

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Sept. 15, 2015—Raybestos is teaming up with Schwartz Performance to restore a classic 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback. The rendering of the restoration was made available on Monday.

The rendering illustrates the classic colors and striping that will be found on the classic Mustang. As a part of the restoration, Schwartz Performance will install its “G-Machine” bolt-in chassis as well as an off-the shelf performance disc brake upgrade package, using Raybestos components and Element3 brake pads with Enhanced Hybrid Technology.

“As we rebuild this one-of-a-kind Raybestos ’69 Mustang Fastback, we are keeping in mind the Boss 302 Mustang of 1969,” said Jeff Schwartz, president of Schwartz Performance. “The classic colors and striping are true to the time and we will install a new Ford Coyote engine that is very similar to the one found in the modern Boss 302.”

Once the restoration is finished, the Mustang will travel throughout North America next year before arriving at the 2016 AAPEX in Las Vegas, where it will be given to a lucky winner.

“Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation,” said Bruce Tartaglione, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Brake Parts Inc. “After seeing the Mustang ‘before’ and the vision for its restoration, I know our customers and car enthusiasts everywhere will be interested in following the evolution of the Raybestos 1969 Mustang Fastback.”  

To keep up with the progress of the build, click here.

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