Built in 1995 by Ford Motor Company, the car lived a very sheltered life. It spent the first part of its life in a military family. The car was shipped to Germany where it spent three years living on the autobahn. The suspension was setup for road race and top speed. It wasn't until the car made it back to the states and was sold by the original owner to the present owner when it finally took shape to become the car that it is today.