As nice as the exterior is, the Pony interior will simply break your heart. Sure, simple black always looks great, but somehow this two-tone blue and white combination is especially appealing. The seat covers have that soft shine that only comes from correct materials, and the embossed running ponies on the seatbacks are crisp and vivid, the sign of the high-dollar stuff, not the cheap covers.
The front suspension is a custom A-arm setup with power rack-and-pinion steering and 4-wheel disc brakes with slotted rotors give it modern stopping power. Slick 17-inch American Racing Torque Thrust ‘Old Style’ wheels are always in fashion and they carry staggered 225/45/17 front and 235/55/17 rear performance rubber that fits the car’s personality perfectly. Given the price of the conversion and the quality of the paint and interior, we have to call this car a screaming bargain because it would take considerably more to replicate the build.
There’s a GT-spec gauge panel ahead of the driver – filled with Dakota Digital units that are far more accurate than the original units – and the woodgrain accents on the gauge bezel, glove box, and door handles really warm things up inside this deluxe interior. Anchoring the cockpit is a beautiful 3-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel that feels great in the hands of the driver, and a push button starter is about as high-tech as you’ll ever find in a vintage Pony. A Kenwood touchscreen multi-media head unit lives in the center of the dash and manages the entertainment, and it’s loaded with color-correct seat belts that were standard equipment on the Mustang, which was the first car to include them.