(from page 2 of the 1974 Collection)
This Medium Copper (Chestnut) 1974 Mach 1 is owned by Bobby Aldrich and is our Attitude of the Week starting August 28, 2017. Bobby writes, I bought my 1974 Mustang Mach1 project car from Arnold Marks at Mustangs Etc. in Van Nuys, CA. in July of 2015. The car had been sitting with 152K and a broken off crank pulley bolt since 1986. I had the car shipped to me after seeing a few pictures of it. I love the original cooper color with tan interior. I like my cars some what stock looking. I found the engine was not original to the car and with all of the parts that were missing, I decided to added and delete options to make the car the way I would have ordered it in 1974. It had a 2.8L V6, C/4, A/C, P/S, PB and a 6 3/4" rear end with 3:55 gears. The options I chose were a 2.3L that gave you a $ 229 credit when ordered on the Mach 1. A 4 speed, PB, No A/C or P/S, a 8" rear end with 3:00 gears. Ford didn't offer 3:00 in 74 I just had to have the freeway gears, console, clock, deluxe door panels, rear sway bar and a AM FM 8 track stereo. I also added aftermarket rear window louvers. I've done all of the work on the car myself and made all of the changes the way they would have been done at the factory, I used all of the correct parts including wire harnesses. I used NOS and reproduction parts when I could find them and reconditioned used parts when I had to. 1974 Mustangs are even rare among Mustang II's in 2016. I have found the 1974's have many unique one year only parts. I will use the car for weekend driving and car shows along with my
four other Mustang II's. |
(from page 1 of the 1976 Collection)
Our first Attitude Of The Week for the new year and our 8000th Mustang photo on this site was this blue 1976 Cobra II Mustang owned by John of Median, Ohio. John writes: I bought my car brand new off the showroom floor in 1976. Originally it was white with blue stripes. My wife and I met because of this car. When I met her back in 1979, she had a black/gold Cobra II. I ended up keeping my Cobra all these years. Glad I did. The motor is a 302 rollerized crate motor, with a Weiand 177 supercharger, GT-40 Ford racing aluminum heads, 4150 series Holley supercharger carburetor, MSD distributor, Mallory ignition, Summit Racing noisy gears, Cobrajos chrome valve covers, TCI streetfighter tranny, and Be Cool crossflow aluminum radiator. All the mods to the engine were done within the last couple years. It must of been a mid life crisis that made me spend the money. ha ha. I should of done it years ago. It's a fun car to drive.
(from page 2 of the 1976 Collection)
Bright Blue 1976 Mustang Cobra II hatchback owned by Dean and Lori George from Mt.Zion, Illinois. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting 01-11-09. Dean tells us more, "We purchased the car on eBay about four years ago. We spent a lot of time on the net and eBay shopping for parts. The motor is a 1968 302 with GT40 heads, Blackjack headers, and a manual shift C. It is a fun car to rive"
(from page 4 of the 1977 Collection)
Black 1977 Mustang II Cobra II owned by Davin Tilley from Houston, Texas. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 13, 2011. It has a 302ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Davin adds, "Work in progress for... a long, long time..."
(from page 7 of the 1977 Collection)
Cream 1977 Mach 1 Mustang II hatchback owned by Dale Jefferson. This Mustang II has a 302ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. It's our featured Attitude Of The Week starting the week of January 4, 2015. Dale shares this story, "My uncle bought this Mach I new in 1977. I bought it from him in 1985-86. I was T-boned in the drivers door in 1989 and it spent the next 25 years in my Father's barn. Apparently, my Father has been working on the restoration for a while now and surprised me with these photos for Christmas 2014. It is all factory original colors, etc. The only modification was the addition of a tape deck back in the 80s. The only thing I am going to do to it is add some white letter tires. I hope to get home to drive it soon."
(from page 1 of the 1978 Collection)
This 1978 Mustang King Cobra is certainly the "Boss of the Mustang stable" as Ford described it. This King was also the Attitude Of The Week for 8-19-07. The King Cobra package came with a snake decal on the hood, unique pinstriping, custom spoiler, a 302 cid 5.0 liter V8, rear quarter flares, a black grille and moldings, color-keyed dual sport mirrors and lacy-spoke aluminum wheels with twin rings and a Cobra symbol on the hubs. This King Cobra has been repainted and is missing some of its pinstriping around the front and side windows.
(from page 2 of the 1978 Collection)
Check out this awesome White 1978 Cobra II Mustang hatchback. It is our Attitude Of The Week for June, 5, 2009. Its owner says, "I bought the car in November 2008. The car had been in storage for many years. I put in a new correct 302ci long block and did other repairs from the car being in storage for so many years and not taken care of. I also have the Black and green 1980 Mustang Cobra." Check out his 1980 Mustang Cobra.
(from page 4 of the 1978 Collection)
Midnight Blue 1978 Mustang II King Cobra owned by Bobby Aldrich from Placerville, California. It has a 302ci (5.0L) V8 engine and an automatic transmission. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting August 15, 2010. Bobby tells us, "I bought my King Cobra about two years ago and just finished restoring it. I found the King Cobra on Craigs List and just couldn't pass it up." If you think this is cool, you need to check out the huge collection of Mustang IIs that Bobby owns.
(from page 5 of the 1978 Collection)
Dark blue 1978 Mustang II Cobra owned by Mike Panichelli from Hammonton, New Jersey. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting December, 26, 2010. Mike tells us, "My Mom bought it brand new as a bright yellow V6 stick. I bought it from her in 83 and used it as a daily driver until about 86 when I stored it away. I started modding it up again in 03."
(from page 6 of the 1978 Collection)
Check this one out. It's a 1978 Monroe Handler Mustang. It's owned by Stephan Gable. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting August 20, 2018. The Monroe Handler was a body kit by Creative Car Products to promote Monroe Handler series street performance shock absorbers. Steve tells us about the specs, "Steel custom hood, fastback not hatchback, modified grill, front cowl, lighting circuit, roof, front suspension, 8.8 posi rear..."
(from page 8 of the 1978 Collection)
Dark Midnight Blue 1978 Mustang II King Cobra owned by Adam from Wisconsin. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting August 27, 2018. Michale tells us, "Ihis is our 1978 Mustang II King Cobra. We have had it since the early 90s. This car has the pretty much stock 5.0L 302ci V8 engine. The only things that are not stock is a Street Dominater 4bbl intake and a Carter 600cft carb. This king has only 106k miles. One thins that makes the car a little more rare is that is has full cloth seats instead of cloth and vinyl."
(from page 3 of the 1979 Collection)
Check out this yellow 1979 Mustang Cobra hatchback owned by Peter J. Slaney from Wareham, Massachusetts. It was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting 1-24-10. It has a 306ci engine, a 5-speed manual transmission, and a 4.30 rear end. It dynos at 307 RWHP @ 6,400 rpm and 278 RWT @ 4,400 rpm. It's best track time is 12.42 seconds at 109 mph. It's best track speed is 12.50seconds at 111 mph. This Cobra has been in the August 2005 edition of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Magazine, the April 2007 edition of Modified Mustangs Magazine
and the featured on the Foureyedpride.com's Calendar in 2007 and 2010.
(from page 6 of the 1979 Collection)
This is a 1979 Cobra T5 in Medium Blue Glow exterior paint owned by R. Braaksma of the Netherlands. 1979 was the last year of the T5 designation replacing the Mustang name in Germany. This car is one of 168 T5's delivered in 1979 and the only T5 currently registered. This amazing car is our Attitude Of The Week starting March 9th, 2019.
(from page 6 of the 1979 Collection)
Check out this 1979 Mustang California Highway Patrol replica that Kelvin Bartley and his sons built. They live in Australia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting July 31, 2011. Kelvin tells us more, "My two sons, Mitchell and Justin, helped me restore the car. Mitchell came up with the idea of a California Highway Patrol replica. I built the 347 stroker so we could enter the car in an event over here in Australia called Powercruise. It took about six months to get the Mustang completed and have now been to two of these events. The car
was also featured in 'Street Fords Magazine' over here last month."
(from page 1 of the 1980 Collection)
Check out this Black 1980 Cobra Mustang hatchback, it was our Attitude Of The Week for May, 17, 2009. Its owner says, I have owned the car since 1997. This 1980 Mustang Cobra represented the 1980 year in the 45 years of Mustang magazine. The 1980 Cobra package was patterned off the 1979 pace car model and came with dual sport mirrors, sport tuned exhaust with bright tailpipe extensions, forged metric aluminum wheels, special instrument cluster, 8000 rpm tachometer, and a 255ci, 4.2 liter, V8 engine. This car has optional rear quarter window louvers.
(from page 1 of the 1982 Collection)
1982 Mustang GT hatchback owned by Barbara Foster from Canada. It's painted in a custom blend of Sikkens course metallic silver paint with course metallic charcoal gray stripes. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for February 10th, 2008. Barbara tells us more, "This car was completely stripped down to bare metal; the entire interior, drivetrain, and suspension all removed and rebuilt in 8 months. The only work contracted out was the spraying of the paint. All the bodywork, engine assembly, installation of entire drivetrain and suspension - including new brake lines, as well as the interior - including a custom made aluminum dash with Auto Meter gauges was completed by my husband and me. I have a Cardomain page that chronicles the entire build of the car, including installation of: Eibach Sportline suspension kit; Baer brakes front and back; installed battle boxes; and new engine and T5Z transmission.
(from page 4 of the 1983 Collection)
Red 1983 Mustang GT hatchback owned by Kevin James. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting July 28, 2013. Kevin tells us, "The nose has been painted red and the original paint has been buffed and polished. The wheels have been painted as well. The tires are 245 50 16 in the rear and 225 55 16 up front. I installed Tokico hp struts and shocks. The front end has '90 spindles and 11" brakes. The rear has an 8.8 from a '86 with 3.27 gears. It has new tubular upper and lower control arms with energy suspension bushings and without the rear isolators. The car sits 26" in the front and 26-5/8" in the rear. I have front seats from a 1990. New black carpet from late model restoration. The car stops so great now and the launches are firmer and the 3.27 gears get it out of the hole better."
(from page 6 of the 1983 Collection)
Black 1983 Mustang GT hatchback owned by Tim from Cleveland, Ohio. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting July 24, 2016. Tim tells us, "I bought it in 1985 when I was 19. I drove it for several years, but then parked it in the mid '90's. About 7 years ago, my brother took the car out of my mom's garage to a local shop and got it running again. At that point, it was mostly stock except a few visual mods. For the first few years, that was okay but after awhile my son and I needed to amp up the performance aspect of the car. In May 2013 we took to removing the motor and trans. Over the course of the next year and a half, the top end was completely gone through including GT40 iron heads, a Comp 268H cam, perform roller rockers, and an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake. This year, the car got new 10th anniversary cobra rims and lowering springs. It's a riot to drive, and was a great project to work on."
(from page 3 of the 1984 Collection)
Check this one out! It's an Oxford White 1984 Mustang Predator. Serial number 4S0102. It's owned by Steve and is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting October 3, 2016. Steve says, "
Bought this out of Gardner Kansas as a complete restoration. Currently a show car queen." Tom Soloman created these and they were sold at Ford dealers from 1983 through 1986. Some of the unique features included; Cobra air cleaner, Monte Carlo bar, roll cage, wood shifter knob, Shelby 8 spoke wheels with spinners, SVO suspension, hood scoop, hood pins, and GT302 or GT302R graphics.
(from page 5 of the 1985 Collection)
Black 1985 Predator Mustang hatchback owned by Daniel Fox from Wichita, Kansas. It has the 5.0L V8 engine and a manual transmission. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting April 8, 2018. The Predator was designed by Tom Soloman and sold at Ford dealers. Daniel had this story to share, "Like most car guys I had never even heard of a Predator Mustang until I discovered one on-line. Of course the curiosity got the best of me, and I had to know more. From there it wasn't long and I had to have one. (This is my 5th Fox-body Mustang by the way and I hopefully not my last) I was fortunate to get to know a couple of great knowledgeable guys on-line in the Predator community, and as luck would have it one of them was the previous owner of our car. He hooked me up with the guy selling the car on eBay; the car was sweet with only 29k original miles. The only catch was it was in Pennsylvania. What! How in the world am I going to purchase a car through eBay all the way up in PA.? No test drive, no putting your hands on the car, no sitting in it. I live in Wichita, KS for cry'in in the night... And the expense of getting the car back to Kansas was really stressing me out. I sure as heck wasn't going to drive it back to Kansas. After days and weeks of talking on the phone, texting and a lot of patience from my wife who was constantly talking me off the ledge. I was able to get the purchase done and get the car shipped from PA. It was one of the most stressful things I've ever done, don't recommend buying a classic that way, but as my wife says I was on a mission. After two days of transport the car arrived on a Saturday late morning and it was like Christmas morning. Yah it was just like that. The car had issues from sitting so much, with only 29k miles on the odometer, you do the math that's a little over 900 miles a year. Run-ability issues, AC didn't work and some of the Predator pkg. accessories had been altered or replaced. So I spent the next year tuning the car and with the help of a gentleman here in Kansas who is an expert in Predators, I was able to get her real close to exactly the way she was when delivered back in 1985. Our car is Serial # S5-0131. The car was produced in Topeka KS. It was sold new at Rusty Eck Ford in Wichita, KS. It is 1 of 135-140 cars with the Predator package in 1985.
And that's how S5-0131 got back to Kansas and this is where she'll stay."