Insane, 855-Horsepower Coyote-Swap Fox For Sale

We wanted to do something that no one else had done before and bring Fox bodies back to the forefront. — Gary Watson, Creations ’N Chrome

If you love Fox Mustangs, you must remember Top Notch. The wild, chrome-painted Fox that took the SEMA show by storm back in 2012 and returned in 2013. This modified machine took Fox rodding to the next level with a setback Coyote engine, a radically modified suspension, carbon-fiber bodywork and more. Well, this game-changing 1986 Mustang is back on the market.

“We wanted to do something that no one else had done before and bring Fox bodies back to the forefront,” Creations ’N Chrome main man Gary Watson told us back in 2012. “…When you come up with the name Top Notch you had better be able to back that up.”

When it debuted at SEMA on 2012, Top Notch was painted ballistic blue, but when it returned to the show in 2013 it had been repainted in the red you see here. Top Notch’s Vortech-boosted Ford Performance Coyote Aluminator is backed by a G-Force GF5 dogbox transmission and a Currie 9-inch rearend.

What Gary describes as “probably the only front-mid-mount, Coyote-swapped Mustang on the planet,” this coupe definitely lives up to its name. The Vortech JT-trim-boosted Aluminator cranks out between 685 and 855 horsepower depending on the blower pulley and it is set back a whopping 17.5 inches to improve weight distribution.

You can learn more about the car in our original feature on the car, right here. If you want to own one of the most iconic Foxes out there and you have $50,000 burning a hole you in your pocket, you can check out the Craigslist ad right here.

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Steve Turner

As Executive Editor of FordNXT and Ford Muscle, Steve Turner brings decades of passion and knowledge to Power Automedia. He has covered the world of Ford performance for over 20 years. From the swan song of the Fox Mustang to the birth of the Coyote, Steve had a front-row seat.
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