(from page 7 of the 1979 Collection)
Check out this beautiful custom 1979 Mustang in Grabber Blue exterior paint and tons of upgrades. It is our Attitude Of The Week starting April 27, 2019 and is owned by Ron Keith of Tennessee. He said it was his fathers and sat out side neglected for many years until he got a hold of it. Some of the features includes a 302 with Holley Sniper headers, Edelbrock 289 dual plan intake, 3 row radiator, Flowtech long gears, 17 inch Saleen replica wheels, Raceland coilovers, Raceland caster camber plates, Gripp subframe connectors, tubular rear control arms, urethane valance, Xennon front air dam, kicker 3 inch - 6x9 inch 10 speakers, Audioplanet 1500W mono block, reskinned seats, and Mercury cyclone hood scoop. Amazing!!! |
(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 1980 Collection)
White 1980 Mustang Cobra fastback owned by Denis Lépine from . This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 16, 2014. Denis tells us more, "I bought this car in 2008. The previous owner painted the Cobra white and installed a 302 cid. The original color was Pewter and original engine was the 255 cid. It looked good from 20 feet. Options: power brakes, power steering, sun roof, and AM/FM CD (not original). In the future I will do a full restoration on this Cobra." Denis also owns a 1967 Mustang convertible that was our Attitude Of The Week back in April 2010.
(from page 1 of the 1981 Collection)
Bright Bittersweet 1981 Mustang Cobra hatchback owned by K. VanderPol from Washington. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 7, 2010. This Cobra has the 4.2L (256ci) V8 engine and an automatic transmission. The owner says, "I bought this car in February of 1987 with 45,000 miles. It now has 101,000 but sits in the garage covered."
(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. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2331891"
(from page 5 of the 1982 Collection)
Wilson Swilley owns this ultra rare 1982 Mustang GT Enduro. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting August 19, 2012. Only three of these were made; one blue and two in red. Wilson is an expert on these cars. Here is research on the car. They were used by Firestone as promotional car for their HPR tires during the 1982 IMSA race season.
(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 4 of the 1983 Collection)
Check out this red 1983 Mustang GLX convertible owned by Jeff from Canada. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 22, 2012. It has a 5.0L engine and an automatic transmission. The color is Vermilion Red from 1994. Jeff adds, "I am the second owner. It has 83000 kilometers on it. I purchased the car from a man who had a company car and this was his summer car. His daughter was turning 16 and he was worried about her driving it, so he sold the car to me. These pictures were taken along the Niagara River about 15 minutes from Niagara Falls."
(from page 5 of the 1983 Collection)
Bright Bittersweet 1983 Mustang GT convertible owned by Todd from Riverdale, Iowa. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting October 5, 2014. Todd tells us, "I found it on Craigslist. I have been looking for awhile and this popped up. 1 of 44 GT/GLX in this color. It had no rust so I thought it would be a good car." Engine mods include; GT40 Aluminum heads, Crane cam kit, Motorsport 1.7 roller rockers, Edelbrock RPM air gap intake, Edelbrock ABC carb, K&N air filter, MSD digital 6 ignition, MSD dist & coil, Motorsport wires, Aeromotive fuel pump, Holley fuel regulator & gauge, BBK headers and H-pipe. Wheels & Suspension mods; 13-inch front Cobra and 98 GT brakes, Cobra wheels, Cooper RS3a tires, poly control arms, camber caster plates, Eibach springs sport line springs, Tokico shocks & struts, interior & exterior sub frame connectors, Strut tower braces. It also has a T5 with Hurst 5-speed shifter, Billet flywheel and clutch/quadrant, drive shaft loop, 8.8 with 3.73 rears, hardened axles & studs, and 5-lug conversion.
(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 7 of the 1983 Collection)
Red 1983 Mustang GLX convertible owned by Robert Hernandez from Miami, Florida. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 12, 2018. Robert tells us more, "I purchased this 1983 Mustang convertible with a 5.0 engine with 69,000 original miles. The interesting thing about it, that it has a 4 speed not 5 speed. The car is all original with matching numbers and it is in excellent condition. I purchased it a year ago from someone who garaged it. When researching the history, the car was purchased in 83 but never registered until 1990s. I'm trying to find out how rare if any, this car is for having a T4."
(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 3 of the 1985 Collection)
Jalepeno Red 1985 Mustang GT convertible owned by Izzy Cobovic from Staten Island, New York. It has a 302ci HO engine and a manual transmission. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 27, 2011. Izzy has owned this Mustang for 18 years. He says that it just made Historical Registration in New York.
(from page 4 of the 1985 Collection)
Oxford White 1985 Mustang Predator convertible owned by Kerry Wiland from Cortland, Ohio. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 15, 2013. Kerry tells us more, "I just recently purchased this Mustang. It came to me from Gardner, Kansas. It is a rare and odd car. It started life as a 1985 Twister II white convertible. It is one of eight Twister IIs that have been confirmed that were sent to Soloman American and converted to Predators. Data I have found shows that one of those cars was a hatch, one was a red vert, and the last six were white verts. If this is the case, then all six white vert twister IIs that were built would have been converted to Predators. Three of them are carb'd cars and three of them were CFI cars. This car is Predator number 5S-0149. It has undergone a cosmetic restoration on the body back to it's original Predator condition with the addition of the twister graphic on the rear 1/4 to pay homage to the way it started it's life. It has no other modifications other than those done by Soloman American. These pictures were taken before I purchased it. The building in the background is the Soloman American warehouse building."
(from page 5 of the 1985 Collection)
Dark Slate Metallic 1985 Mustang fastback owned by Wayne De Leeuw from Lancaster, California. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 23, 2014. Wayne shares, "The car was purchased new from Cal Worthington Ford. We have owned it ever since. As you can tell I am a stock nut and did a lot of research before deciding to restore her in full original configuration. I found out that only 29 hatchbacks where painted color code 4M in 1985 - add to that the limited production of 'T-roof' cars and I am certain this is a one of vehicle. Like Bonnie and Clyde thanked Ford for such an awesome vehicle, I will have to do the same. This vehicle has never left us dead anywhere. At times her gallop was not what it should have been but she always made it home. "
(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."
(from page 1 of the 1986 Collection)
Scott Leise owns this charcoal 1986 Mustang GT coupe. It's our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting October 23, 2011. Scott tells us more, "This is my 4th Mustang. I have had 72 Sprint fastback, 91 GT, 99 GT, and now this 86 GT - 5.0L, T-Tops, and 5-speed. Its been completely restored - several mods including: headers, H-pipe, Pypes Violater after cat, camber-caster plates, FRP springs, Autometer gauges, 75MM TB & spacer, adjustable FPR, injectors, fender CAI, Hurst shifter, steering wheel, pony wheels & 245/50 tires, intake & valve covers painted body color, tail lights painted body color, and battery in hatch."
(from page 5 of the 1986 Collection)
Black 1986 Mustang Saleen fastback owned by Mike Charles from Grove City, Ohio. Mike did a complete restoration on this car. It took him two years. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting November 29, 2009. This car still has it's original 302ci V8 under the hood. Only 201 Saleens we produced in 1986. Most of them, 190, were hatchbacks. They only came in black, red, white, and blue.
(from page 3 of the 1987 Collection)
Black 1987 Mustang GT convertible owned by Jan and Ken Benson from Sydney, NSW, Australia. This is our featured, Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 25, 2012. Ken tells us, "We have had the Mustang for over 13 years and purchased from Ross Donley who races Mustangs in Australia. We had a 1979 coupe over 30 years ago and decided to buy a later model. The motor was upgraded to a 93 Cobra R, Gold track racing diff, computer system, special made wheels, Celini bonnet, after market taillights, rear wing, 5-speed manual Hurst shifter etc. My son and I bought a 1970 convertible. We have been members for 13 years of MOCA Mustang Owners Club NSW Australia. I write articles in our club magazine 'Pony Express'. We have around 700 members in our club in NSW."
(from page 4 of the 1988 Collection)
This customized Yellow 1988 Mustang GT convertible with its original but also customized 302ci HO V8 is owned by Ryan of Toronto, Canada and is our Attitude Of The Week starting the week of December 25th, 2011. It has a custom front grille, headlights, and lower valance; custom hood with hood pins; and custom wheels and rear spoiler to name a few.