Jan & Jowina Sochurek Ellicott City, Maryland

2005 Dream Car Factory
Mustang GT-R

The car started out as a Black 2005 Mustang GT model from Ford.  It was modified by The Dream Car Factory of Streetsboro, Ohio.  The company is no longer in business though.  I take it that they wanted to be the "new guy on the block" with the likes of Roush, Saleen, Steeda and Foose in the realm of building their own versions of a Mustang.  They built a GT, a GT-S and the GT-R.  It has received a custom paint job in bright Yellow with LeMans stripes that turn from Dark Green to a Deep Burgundy color in the sun.  Both the body color and the stripes have metal flake in the paint. 

Like early Shelby Mustangs, this car has an additional serial number plate which is on the door jam and under the hood.  This particular car is serial number 001 - the first Mustang Dream Car Factory (DCF) built.  It was owned by DCF for about 2 1/2 years where it was their show/demo car.  It appeared in numerous magazine ads and was featured in an article in the Ford Builder magazine.

It is powered by a 3V 4.6L motor with some forged internals and a ProCharger Stage II supercharger running 15 pounds of boost.  Street tune is 625HP at the rear wheels and the race tune is 675HP at the wheels - so I have been told.  Yes, a Dyno run is in the future for verification.  The motor is backed up with a Fidanza twin disc clutch and flywheel setup and a D&D Viper spec 6-speed transmission.  An aluminum one piece driveshaft connects the tranny to the 3.73 rear end.  Exhaust flows through Corsa 2 1/2-inch X-pipe to the mufflers and out 4-inch diameter polished tips. 

Suspension has been totally reworked by adding Eibach lowering springs, adjustable struts, larger diameter sway bar, heavy duty boxed sub-frame connectors, tubular lower control arms on the rear and tubular adjustable Panhard rod with a Panhard brace.

18-inch custom forged alloy wheels roll with 245/45 series tires up front and 275/40s in the rear.  While on the subject of wheels, the factory plastic steering wheel rim has been replaced with a thick wood rim.  The rest of the steering wheel remains stock - spokes, air bag, cruise control, tilt, etc.

Interior has been changed by adding two-tone leather seats, additional gauges in a pod on the top center of the dash, a push to start button, and a sound system better than I have ever had in any of my homes.

All of this is slowed down by Wilwood Big Brake upgrade kit - 6-piston calipers on the front, 4-piston on the rear and all the rotors are drilled and slotted along with ABS and Traction Control, just in case.  
When I picked the car up, it had 4,782 miles on it.  …….and yes, the battery was dead.

1965 Shelby GT 350

Jan's "baby" - newly restored and a
Concours Silver winner at SAAC-33