The SWB (Short Wheel Base) Thunderbird was a thought by Kenny Brown back in 1989 to create a killer road racer for the SCCA World Challenge series. The Thunderbird's suspension was far superior to that of the Mustang, but the car was too big. Kenny was going to produce at least 250 of these 8" shortened birds a year to qualify as a production vehicle. Doug Kielian of Auto Kraft in Lincoln, NE was chosen to do the modifications of the body. Things changed and only 5 of these cars were produced. They are well documented in many books and magazines. This car is the 001 prototype of the 5. 8" have been removed from behind the front door, ahead of the rear wheel. The car handles like a dream.
This car is equiped with a 1969 Street Boss 302 with an A trim Vortech Supercharger. The engine is backed up by a T-5 5 speed transmission and a 3.55:1 locked 8.8" independent rear suspension. The car was completely wired with a Painless Wiring 18 circuit kit. The car originally started out as a scrap test car from Ford in 1988 and was delivered to Project Industries in Omaha, NE for the conversion.