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2005 Ford Mustang FR500C

  •  Previously Owned and Raced by Patrick Dempsey
  •  Koni Grand Am Championship Winner
  •  Factory Mustang FR500C Race Car
  •  5.0L "Cammer R50" V8 Engine Producing 415hp
  •  Tremec T-56 6 Speed Transmission
  •  Nicknamed "Boy Racer" By Ford Executives

LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 2005 Ford Mustang FR500C  

2005 was the introduction of the S197 platform Mustang which was a huge success with retro design cues taken from early fastback Mustangs. To solidify the platforms performance potential, Ford introduced the Mustang FR500C as a factory turn-key race car offering to its most hardcore performance minded customers. This is the first factory turnkey race car Ford offered since the 60’s. These FR500C Mustangs could be ordered through the Ford Racing catalogue and came without any VIN number as they weren’t street legal. 

  Ford Racing awarded Multimatic the task of developing the FR500C Competition Mustang to Multimatic Motorsports, near Toronto, under the guidance of resident Ford engineers. Multimatic had previously been enlisted to help develop a Daytona Prototype car that went on to win its class in the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race. They also are more recently known for building the latest generation of Ford GT’s. 

  The Mustang bodies would arrive at the Multimatic facility in Canada, as a bare steel shell. The car body had already made a trip through Watson Engineering to have its Multimatic-designed roll cage installed. Every open seam in the body structure of the car was welded to increase the structural rigidity of the car and improve its durability under the extreme conditions of road racing.

  Preparation and paint came next, then it was time for assembly to begin in earnest. Initial fitting begins with chassis items needed to create a rolling shell. Suspension build-up includes special 3-way adjustable struts and shocks, along with coil-over springs all around. Multimatic was quite involved with suspension development on the 2005 Mustang, including providing their proprietary design for the front lower control arm. The dampers used on the FR500C provide for adjustment of both high and low speed compression, as well as rebound characteristics. Upgraded urethane bushings are used throughout the build of the front and rear suspensions.Brembo 4-piston brake calipers are installed at the front end of the car, with production level brake components providing the needed services elsewhere. 

  When it comes time to fit the drivetrain, Ford's 5-liter Cammer crate engine is the star of the show. This engine features a Ford Racing 356-alloy aluminum block, that was specifically designed for the 5.0L engine program. Fitted with high-flow cylinder heads, 12mm lift camshafts with unique valves, springs and rocker arms, the top end of the 4-cam is as about racy as you can get. The bottom end is just as well kitted out, with high-strength connecting rods, forged pistons delivering an 11:1 compression ratio and a variable geometry long/short runner magnesium intake manifold.

  Working along the driveline, you'll also find a Ford Racing Performance Parts clutch, Tremec 6-speed transmission, single piece aluminum driveshaft and a Trac Tech C Locker differential in an 8.8-inch axle. The Trac Tech product is a positive action, ratchet-type locking differential, which many consider to be the best for road racing use. 

  If the interior of this high speed Pony looks sparse, that's just because it's all business. After the wiring harnesses are installed, a center mounted switch panel provides most control functions. Perched atop the steering column is an EFI digital dash system, that provides instrumentation and data logging capabilities. Mind you, you might not rush out to pick up one of these for your own Mustang unless you're very serious about your data - a fully configured EFI Level II System comes with a five-figure price tag. At the gripping end of the column, you'll find a Personal 320mm quick-release steering wheel. Elsewhere inside, you'll find a cable-operated fire suppression system and a Sparco racing seat. 

  This example offered for sale was raced and owned by A-list actor Patrick Dempsey who is known for his love of motorsports. Driving for Hyper Sport, which he co-owns with fellow racer Rick Skelton,  Patrick competed in the 2007 Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series in this 2005 Ford Mustang FR500CS. He drove the number 156 Mustang at Barber Motorsports Park on the way to helping team principal and fellow driver Joe Foster to win the Grand Am Championship.

  Since its release in 2005 the FR500C, dubbed “Boy Racer,” has earned 7 poles, 10 wins, 92 top-ten finishes and 25 podiums. To this day, it remains one of the best choices for those looking to get behind the wheel of a proven competitive track weapon.





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