// Anaconda, A true Red Dirt Ride

1. With the sun shining on a bright Oklahoma spring day, the Anaconda rumbled down the Route 66. The feeling was indescribable, Route 66, Gene Winfield, and 690 horses.

Gene Winfield is a legend. Gene built a career out of building show cars and movie cars to be enjoyed by the masses. If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting the man, you surely have a little story tell. While one of the truly great personalities of the hot rod business, it is the cars that he continues to build that help maintain his status in the hobby. This is one such car. Working in a small, unassuming shop along Route 66 in rural Oklahoma, Gene teamed up with his master apprentice Leonard Compton and brought the Anaconda Mustang to life. There is a shroud of mystery surrounding this car, as it debuted at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas, taking everyone by surprise and then disappearing for the next two years. Embroiled in fierce court battle over who actually owned the car, Gene and Leonard eventually won out and the car was returned to its rightful home.

The Anaconda Mustang, labeled the GT690GW (that reads 690 hp, and GW for Gene Winfield), is impressive at the least. Powered by a 4.6 liter Ford mod motor topped with a Kenne Bell supercharger, the custom-made 200-MPH Autometer speedometer is not just for show, this sucker can move. And since the motor is basically stock on the inside (barring some custom “tweaks”), any Ford dealership can easily service the entire drivetrain.

Seeing as how the car was built one of the masters, there are so many custom features, it is hard mention them all. The car was built to be reproduced, so each custom piece has been tooled. The hand-built side window vents contain a brake light, which when activated also serves as the last blink in the sequential turn signal. The functional side-skirt exhaust keeps things interesting with a piece of brushed aluminum trim.

Leonard Compton designed the custom front suspension, which eliminates the shock towers (a must for squeezing in the wide 4.6 mod motor). This keeps the front end glued to the road during those white-knuckled runs through the twisties.
With Gene Winfield and his highly skilled apprentice, anything is possible, and the Anaconda shows what a little rod and custom experience can do with a classic pony car. Don’t forget, Anacondas like to eat other snakes.

Specs-
Motor

– 2010 4.6-liter built and tuned by Steve Duvall DOHC 32 valve V8 fuel injected
– Kenne Bell Supercharger, 690 H/P

Transmission

– Tremec 6-Speed Transmission
-Centerforce hydaulic 11? Diaphragm Clutch

Interior

– Italian Black leather Hi-Back Bucket Seats,
– G Force 5 Point Quick Release Harness*
– custom built JME Enterprises Gauges
– Old Air Products Hurricane A/C System
– CAE Sound Dampening Package
– Security System

Stereo System

– Kenwood CD Player
10 disc DVD Changer
– 10″ SubWoofer
– 1000 Watt Amp

Wheels&Tires

– AMERICAN RACING 17? front, 18” rear Wheels
– BFGoodrich G-Force Tires
– Front: 245/40ZR17
– Rear: 275/40ZR18

Exterior

– Painted by the Legendry Gene Winfeild
– ANACONDA Striping by Gene Winfeild
– Billet Aluminum Pop open Style GT Gas Lid
– 2 1/2? Aluminum Pipe Side Exhaust System
– Sequential Tail Lights from the center tail light sequence out to the
side roof vent
-Fuel Cell, 22 Gallons*

Rear End

– Currie 31 Spline 9? Posi-Traction Trac-Locker Differential
– 3.73:1 9? Gears

Steering

– Rod and Custom rack and pinion
– Baer Tracker Bump Steer Adjustable Tie Rods

Brakes

– Front: Baer 14? X 1.1? Track System, PBR 6 Piston Aluminum
– Rear: Baer 13? X .81? Touring System, PBR 6 Piston Aluminum
– Slotted, Cross Drilled & Zinc Washed
– Adjustable Rear Bias Proportioning Valve
– Vented Air Ducts to Brakes

Electrical

– Ford Racing Ignition Control & Coil Packs, 3 Performance Programs
– Trunk Mount Battery for Weight Distribution
Wired by Clarence York

Exhaust

– High Performance Headers
– Dual 2.5? Exhaust with “H” Pipe
– Spin Tech 2.5? Aluminum Mufflers

Cooling

– Be Cool Aluminum Cross Flow Radiator
– (2) Spal 14? Electric Cooling Fans, Pull Type

Chassis

– Total Control Products Outside Weld-in Sub-Frame Connector
– Total Contral Products Center Bolt-in Section
– Drive Shaft Safety Loop
– Ford Racing Roll Bar, 4-Point

Suspension

– Front: Rod and Custom Coilover Suspension
– Rear: Total Control horizontal laydown suspension Gas Shocks

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