Dream of Roaring Twenties alive and well to anyone who buys this Zimmer Golden Spirit Coupe listed on Bring an intro. Well, a living dream or a nightmare depends on who you ask, because of this Ford Mustang GT 2011 turn Zimmer Golden Spirit is great or terrible.
It can’t be both, I don’t think. I lean towards the terrible, not just for the looks of it. But because this Mustang / Golden Spirit did not receive In the morale full. If I was going to buy an ungodly modification of a Ford Mustang GT, it must be fully committed to the bit. It has to be meticulous down to the last detail.
Mechanically, it’s not the worst. There’s a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 under the hood, and although it has a six-speed automatic transmission, it comes with a limited-slip differential. That extra traction will be useful around corners.
I’m more concerned with fussy little things that break the illusion of a classic look. I know it’s just the nature of neoclassical word design Zimmer and Manipulate, but some of them are too blatant: the wire wheel doesn’t match to spare; a trunk crack without a spare tire; simulated exhaust pipes; additional “t” in Gatsby.
After seeing those things, it’s hard to suspend my disbelief, and all I see is how mismatched the Zimmer looks from the A-pillar forward and the C-pillar back. It’s like three cars trying to occupy the same space.
The door lines, or creases, end in a semi-rhombus towards the back that disrupts the wheel arch. The wheelbase is absurdly long. And the slope of the roofline just seems off.
There’s a reason most Morgans is a convertible. You have to match the slope lines! Or to try on, damned. The roof of the 2011 Ford Mustang (barely) hidden underneath the Zimmer chassis is too sleek compared to the rest of the Golden Spirit models.
Again, I’m not sure where I stand on it because I love someone passionate enough to make something as ugly as this and still love it, but I’m confused by the metal and fiberglass mosaic this planet. I’m less confused, of course, by the current bid, at $9,999, which makes this Mustang GT-based Zimmer really look like a bargain considering some Auction on BaT recently.