What we have here is a 1969 Mustang. Except, it isn’t a Mustang, it is a 2009 Hyundai Accent. No, you say? Yes, this started as an Accent and this whole transformation was done in India.
We wonder if the builder even ever saw a 1969 Mustang in real life?
While the builder could have replicated an F40 or Miura, he chose a 1969 Mustang fastback instead. Though we don’t know the particulars, it could very well be that the builder never actually ever saw a 1969 Mustang fastback in the flesh. That’s only one of the things we wonder about this build.
The next thing is that for as well proportioned as the rear of the “Mustang” is, the front needed a whole lot of extra sheet metal in front to take in all of the front-wheel-drive and e engine components. If the builder has started with a rear-wheel-drive econobox instead of the Accent, the proportions of the front would be on the same level as the rear.
Whether you start with the right car or not you’ll end up paying the same to build it
Unfortunately, these home-built creations sometimes start with whatever is lying around. It doesn’t always have to make sense. But in the end, you’ll end up with the same time and money either way. So, you might as well start with the optimum starting point.
That said, it looks pretty good within the context of what it is. Probably made out of fiberglass, even the window lines defy its Accent origins. And the interior mimics a 1969 Mustang interior as well.
Hyundai Accents are a commuter car that makes for a compromised 1969 Mustang
The Hyundai Accent is mostly a crappy commuter car that came and went in the US in a flash. Stomach pump engines and cramming yourself into the driver’s seat just doesn’t work in the US. But in India, it is a very popular car, mostly due to its price, economy, and size.
So they’re abundant and cheap; which is a perfect combo for beginning a project slinging fiberglass and Bondo. Especially, since there is a chance it will become stillborn and end up in a wrecking yard half-finished. Kudos to this builder for not only finishing his project but executing it so well.
We hope he enjoys it and drives the dog snot out of it. Cruising the hot spots and enjoying the sights of Indian nightlife, with the paint shimmering under the stars. Got it?