(from page 7 of the 1964 Collection)
Poppy Red 1964 Mustang convertible owned by Gene Walinski from Simi Valley, California. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting June 26, 2016. It was originally Poppy Red and still has it's original 260ci engine. Gene had this story to share, "I bought this Mustang in 1978 for $400 with around 38000 miles on it. She had an 'Earl Sheib' $19.95 chalky red paint job with spray painted stripes along the hood and body-side contours and a street car bell mounted under the car below the driver's seat. It had been outdoors for years. With my sister and I both taking classes on body, paint and upholstery, as well as my father having a repair shop, we managed to paint it back to its original color, sew new upholstery, and replace the top in about two years. It was beautiful and remained completely stock for the next 35 years except for a four row radiator, front disc brakes and a set of '68 GT500KR wheels. Eventually, in 1998, it got a new paint job (free) from a body shop I had been referring work to, got some new tires and the wheels polished (also for free) from a local tire and wheel shop where we had wheel and tire
packages installed on new Mercedes and Volvos from the dealership where I
worked. A couple of years ago, I decided to make a 'tribute' car or 'tribute' to Carol Shelby at which time, my wife deemed it the Wanna-be, resulting in the GT 1AB stripe and license plate. (won-a-b). I added stripes, tribar headlamps, engine dress up kit and a 'euro Brace' and Monte Carlo bar under the hood. It's never been wrecked, lives in then garage and hasn't been washed in two years or so. I think it's one of the best looking color combinations ever made and people everywhere I go say so too. Still
has the original 260 V8 2bbl and the generator and will be going strong for many years to come!" |
(from page 19 of the 1965 Collection)
Poppy Red 1965 Mustang convertible owned by Josephine De Bono from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It has a 289 V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Josephine adds, "I bought 'Ruby' early this year from Redding in Northern California. Saw her on the Shasta Mustang Facebook page advertised for sale and fell in love straight away. Currently undergoing a full restoration."
(from page 7 of the 1966 Collection)
Check out this 1966 Mustang fastback owned by Tony and Tammy Seader from La Salle, Colorado. It's painted Sunset Orange (top) over Pearl White (bottom). Tony tells us more, "We purchased the car about six years ago from a local car lot here in our small town. The car had been for sale for some time and seemed to have made it's way through five owners in about one year. Apparently the car had issues with the charging system. We were looking for a mate for our 66 coupe so we decided to buy it and work through the problems. After some trial and error we discovered that it had the wrong wiring harness. Once we replaced it with the correct harness and new voltage regulator the issue was solved. When we took possession of the car it had horrible faded red paint with black interior. We drove it that way for three years replacing only the wheels and tires, shocks, spring, and coils. Once we decided we couldn't stand that faded out red paint anymore the restoration was on! We stripped the car in the garage then took it to get it sandblasted. Once we decided the paint colors and scheme we took it to the body shop where we decided on many modifications. These mods included shaving the drip rails, cowl, and rear vents. We added the front racing apron and deck lid. Both the front and rear windows are glued in and window trim is delete. The air cleaner is custom made from a GT350 hood scoop and bolts onto the carb to make a real shaker hood. Dual tip side exhaust was added and American Racing torque thrust II rims."
(from page 34 of the 1966 Collection)
Emberglo 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Joe Parker from Charlotte, North Carolina. It has its original 289ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Joe tells us more, "My Father bought the Mustang for my Mother's Christmas present in 1965. It was Emberglo red with a black interior. Mom gave the car to me in 1971. I drove it for years until I left it in Texas to get restored when I moved back to North Carolina in 1990. The shop removed the engine and painted the engine compartment then let it sit for seven years and did not do any more work so I had it brought back to NC and left it with a restorer in Waxhaw NC till 2013. I kept in touch with him and he kept telling me he would do the work but it never got done. My Mom really didn't believe I would ever get it finished. When we picked it up to take it to the third restorer (Barry Stone); we found it in a lot behind the shop with the windows cracked open and many missing parts. We took it to get the body work done and it took three people 734 hours to complete the work. The engine and transmission were sent out to rebuilders. Then Barry went to work putting it all back together. He finished in August this year (2015). Sadly, Mom died in July and did not get to see it finished, but she did get to see over 100 pictures documenting the progress. It ended up costing over $52,000 for the restoration. The engine is no longer stock (aluminum heads, new cam, new intake and carburetor), I had the interior color changed and had a Cobra hood to replace the stock hood. I also had the suspension beefed up. I love the results and plan to drive it for many more years."
(from page 38 of the 1966 Collection)
Emberglo 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Dale Smith from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 10, 2010. Dale tells us, "I bought it from Auto Investors in Dothan Alabama in 2008. I put about six thousand miles on it this year. I am really loving the thrill of owning and driving such a beautiful classic car."
(from page 18 of the 1968 Collection)
This is a Flower Power Red 1968 Rainbow Of Colors Mustang convertible. It is owned by Don Croft. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 30, 2011. The Rainbow Of Colors promotion ran on the west coast on 1968 and 1969 Mustangs. They featured special paint offerings in all colors of the rainbow. This one was sold new at Highland Park Motors Inc. in Los Angeles, California. Don tells us, "I bought it back in 2004, and was told by the previous owner it was 'Grabber Orange'. I knew at the time this wasn't correct as Grabber Orange was a '69 color, and bit lighter than the shade of my Mustang. I had wondered since about the correct color, until last year when I stumbled onto your website, which encouraged me to run the Marty Report..." Besides the special order paint, the Marty Report listed the following options: 289-2V Engine, Parchment Power Top w/ Glass Backlite, C-4 Cruise-O-Matic Transmission,
F70X14 Wide Oval Tires, White Sidewall Nylon Tires, Air Conditioner - Selectaire, AM/8-Track Stereo Radio, and Tinted Glass
(from page 22 of the 1968 Collection)
Karen Rose in Raleigh, North Carolina owns a very rare Madagascar Orange 1968 Mustang. This car was originally ordered by her grandma Frannie in California, who picked out one of the special factory colors advertised in the "Rainbow of Colors" Ford promotion between 1968 and 1969. Karen writes, I still drive this car regularly, but it could use some restoration, most pressingly a new hard top. I've been scouting around for a good body shop in the Raleigh NC area if you know of one. Thank! And you don't even want to see photos of my engine, it's not a pretty sight, but at only 160k, garaged most of her life in California, I'm still able to keep her going replacing part for part as they wear out. She's a good gal at 40. A larger wallpaper view of this car is also available.
(from page 34 of the 1968 Collection)
Calypso Coral 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by Michael Williams from Adelaide , South Australia. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting May 11, 2014. Michael tells us, "I bought this car from an importer in 2011 and set about restoring it myself. It was originally a Limegold and Parchment vinyl roof car. Its been repainted in Calypso Coral with a black vinyl roof. The Ivy Gold interior has also bee replaced with a new black interior. I've had every nut and bolt out and know the car intimately now. I managed to track down the previous owner in California, who was very surprised to find the car had made it downunder and he was able to fill in some of its history. It recently attended the Mustang 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Geelong Australia, after driving it halfway across the country and back."
(from page 20 of the 1969 Collection)
Calypso Coral 1969 Mach 1 Mustang fastback owned by Tom Patterson from Poulsbo Washington. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 7, 2016. It has the 428-4V Cobra Jet V8 engine and a manual transmission. This was originally a Purple painted Rainbow of Colors promotion Mustang. Tom tells us more, "This Mustang was purchased out of Michigan about a year and half ago. I came with some additional touches making not quite stock. It has a Shelby roll bar installed, 1970 hood locks, and the roof emblems were removed giving it a cleaner look. This car was originally purchased from Russ Davis Ford in Covina, California under the Rainbow of Colors promotion with a color code of WT9106 or Purple."
(from page 24 of the 1969 Collection)
Check out Vincent Pirrone's 1969 Mustang GT fastback. It is our featured "Attitude Of The Week" for November 7, 2019. Vincent shares, "When I graduated High School in 1982, I got a job on a used car lot
and it came in on trade. I traded the car my parents gave me for graduation, a 1976 AMC Pacer for it. Trade in Value $850. It has been
restored 3 times over the years. The Last time, 2004, I modified it
for me. Now it still has a 351w C9OE Block, 40 over, Flat top pistons
and stock Crank, retrofitted with a Crane roller cam, Victor JR heads,
Edelbrock Pro-Flo EFI. And headed up by Twin Paxton Superchargers, and
Backed with an Art Carr Extreem AOD with 3600 Stall Converter. The
exterior is stock. Color is a Mitsubishi color from 2005, Rotor Glow.
Wheels are 2003 Mustang. Seats are 2005 Mustang GT. Roll Bar and custom Interior. VERY, Fun to drive!"
(from page 2 of the 1970 Collection)
Calypso Coral 1970 Mustang Grande hardtop owned by Rick Pierce from Bowling Green, Kentucky. This Mustang still has it's original 351ci engine. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting 8-17-08. Rick has this story to share, "I rode in the car when it was new. It belonged to a friend of my family. I purchased the car in August of 1977 to drive to college and have driven all over the Southeast until now. The Grande was disassembled and painted by a friend, which turned into a three year process. It was completed two years ago . I have had it at several local shows and someone will always come up and ask 'What is it?' or tells me 'Ford didn't build a Granada in 1970'. So many experts out there."
(from page 8 of the 1970 Collection)
Check out this 1970 Mustang fastback that Dominic Napolitano picked up! Dominic tells us more, "It has a 302 with 3-speed, but not sure if its factory. The car spent most of its life in Texas, but enough time in Michigan to develop a little cancer. I have most of the sheet metal to restore her. Its a Father-Son Project (mostly father, Son is 4). I have a 95 Lightning engine for it and shopping for a T5. Its definitely a 'barn find' - only gave a thousand for her. "
(from page 19 of the 1970 Collection)
Check this one out! It's a Grabber Orange 1970 Mustang fastback with the Grabber Package. Paul, the owner, shares, "I ordered it in December of 69 and picked it up May 1st of 70 for my last month of senior high. I saved my paper route money for 8 years and payed $2700 cash. It listed for $3200. That 1 picture is the only picture I have of when it was new. I have drag raced it, ran it at Bonneville twice and road raced it which is it's current form. It's a streetable road race car so it's not full road race." This Mustang was optioned with the "Grabber Special Value Package" which included; the special "C" stripe which is similar to the 1969 Boss side stripe but without the lettering, the F-code 302ci 2bbl engine, body colored side mirrors, blacked out rear taillight panel, and 14-inch wheels with dog dish plain hub caps.
(from page 1 of the 1995 Collection)
Here is Joanna Rinaldi in her Black and Tangerine 1995 Mustang GT coupe. Jonna tells us, "This car was originally purchased for 1800.00 cash and then brought back to life again. It has never been wrecked it was just really abused when I got it."
(from page 1 of the 1996 Collection)
Bright Tangerine 1996 Mustang GT convertible owned by Colleen Miclette from Clifton Park, NewColleen shares, "I purchased the car from a gentleman in PA. I've only had the car about a month. The car has a K&N air system and Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust. Recently I had a new white top installed and next will be all new white interior. About 10 years ago I had one just like this but it was a 5-speed and had low mileage on the car. I always loved this color."
(from page 10 of the 2004 Collection)
Competition Orange 2004 Mustang Cobra convertible owned by Bill Flynn from Spencer, Tennessee. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 17, 2016. It has a 4.6L Supercharged V8 engine and a manual transmission. Bill tells us, "I am the 2nd owner and have had the my Cobra GT-R for less than a year. I purchased it with 6,000 original miles. The car was modified by Ford to honor their 2004 Mustang GT-R shown at the auto show. It was outfitted with Ford racing internals, wheels, tires, and interior."
(from page 11 of the 2004 Collection)
Competition Orange 2004 Mustang GT convertible owned by Mike and Shirley Roode from Maitland Ontario Canada. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 10, 2020. Mike tells us more, "This car was purchased new by us on July 19th, 2004. After much research, we found there were only 408 Mustang GT convertibles produced in Competition Orange - 171 automatics and 231 standards. After all the years of ownership and 92,000 Kilometers (55,000 miles), the car still wins awards at car shows in the stock category. The only modifications have been a Mach 1 chin spoiler, a light bar and a K&N Cold Air intake system. We still get many looks from people due to the color however now they are also impressed with the condition of a car which is this old and driven this much. The car has never seen snow or a gravel road."
(from page 4 of the 2007 Collection)
Grabber Orange 2007 Mustang coupe owned by Ben M Simons from San Antonio, Texas. Ben adds, "I purchased my Mustang in October of 2010. Since then I have purchased a Roush cold air intake and JBA dual catback exhaust. I must say I get complimented all the time. I love the way it sounds and I can feel the increased horsepower since the upgrades. Looking forward to purchasing some more."
(from page 14 of the 2007 Collection)
Grabber Orange 2007 Roush 427R Mustang coupe owned by Robert E Perry from Georgetown, Indiana. It has the 4.6L V8 engine and a manual transmission. Robert tells us more, "I always wanted a Shelby Mustang, but found I wanted a Roush more. Purchased this in November 2013 and Love it! I get compliments all the time by everyone. It seems more then I ever did from my 1975 Corvette. People always roll down there window to say something. This 427R has a $17,000.00 Roush package and it screams. I love it!"
(from page 15 of the 2007 Collection)
Grabber Orange 2007 Mustang GT California Special coupe owned by Chris Borden. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 22, 2015. Chris tells us, "This is my first Mustang. I bought this two days ago at a BMW dealership. It was a one-owner trade-in and is in immaculate condition with very low mileage. I can hardly contain my excitement at having found it because I have salivated over Grabber Orange since it was first introduced when I was in High School."