Back in the glory days of drag racing, big engines and short shorts were what fans wanted to see. Explosions, crashes, and monster wheelstands were a big draw too, and plenty of one-time schticks turned into full-time gigs based on crowd reactions. Wheelstanding became particularly popular towards the end of the 1960s, and continues to be a big draw today.
In the 1980s, when Ford introduced an then-new Fox-body Mustang, some drag racers decided to take the new look and transplant it onto a fiberglass body. One such creation was called “The Glass Stallion”, as in fiberglass, and it entertained race goers across the Pacific Northwest through the 1980s and 90s, before Bangshift came across this craigslist ad selling the Stallion for just a couple of grand.
Like so many old drag cars, we’re lacking a lot of pertinent information, such as former owners and racing history of the Glass Stallion. The car itself has the look of a 83-84 Fox-body Mustang, but is missing important bits like an engine, transmission, and roll cage. This Mustang is a long ways away from going down the drag strip again, though it wouldn’t take much to lift that front end off the ground.
It’s all set up for wheelstanding and single-digit drag runs, with wheelie bars and a parachute all hooked up and ready to go…though we’d double and triple check that chute, just in case. For $2,000, you can’t ask for much more, and if you’ve got a big engine longing for a home, this would be an easy way to fulfill that lifelong dream of owning a wheelstanding drag car.