After the first-generation Mustang went from frisky lightweight to bloated monstrosity, Ford transferred the name over to an economy car based on the Pinto. This proved to be a wise move, in light of certain geopolitical events that took place right around the time the first Mustang IIs began rolling into showrooms, but most of the old Mustang magic was lost during the Pinto-ization process. Ford created a bunch of flashy trim packages for the car, and I spotted one of the more unusual ones in a Denver self-serve yard a couple of weeks back: the Stallion. Stallion Option Group was appearance-only, and got you stuff like a black grille, black rocker panels, and these snazzy fender decals. The Stallion could be ordered in Silver Metallic, Vermillion, Bright Yellow, or Silver Blue Glow paint. this ’79 Mustang Cobra, so it’s possible that both came from the collection of the same Malaise Mustang hoarder. this one, because hot-rodders use them to modernize ancient Detroit … [Read more...] about Junkyard Find: 1978 Ford Mustang Stallion
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Most powerful road-legal Mustang makes its debut in Detroit. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been unveiled at the 2019 Detroit motor show.The Shelby GT500 is powered by a hand-built 5.2-litre V8 engine with a 2.65-litre Roots-type supercharger nestled within the V. Said to crank out roughly 522kW of power, or 700hp in the old money, the GT500 is said be the most powerful road-legal Mustang ever.Hooked up to a carbon-fibre driveshaft and a seven-speed Tremac dual-clutch transmission, the GT500 will have a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of around 3.5 seconds, and a standing quarter mile (400m) time under 11 seconds.With wider front wheel arches, the GT500 rides on 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres at both ends, and standard magneto-rheological suspension.A Handling Package adds adjustable strut top mounts and a spoiler with a Gurney flap. A range-topping Carbon-fibre Track Package includes exposed carbon-fibre wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, slightly wider rear … [Read more...] about 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 unveiled
Every so often, I end up having a boring, watered-down weekend doing nothing but lying on the sofa like Homer Simpson and binging random stuff on Netflix. After a while though, these sessions feel more like a mid-life crisis waiting to happen rather than relaxing respites from daily life, and I find myself begging for just an ounce of excitement. I’m tempted to cruise around town, or maybe hit Starbucks, but those are just temporary reprieves. What I need is to see something different, something less familiar. Luckily, I’ve been given the task of supervising a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt for the weekend, and if anything could inspire me to get off the sofa, it’s a muscular green pony on 19-inch black wheels with a rock-star personality and a loudmouth exhaust. My weekend companion ran a cool $52,890, a price that included the optional Recaro leather-trimmed sport seats, electronics package, and magnetorheological dampers. All the cool kids know that the reincarnated … [Read more...] about Escaping L.A. and Hitting the Desert in the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
The first 2020 Toyota Supra won’t be the only desirable vehicle up for grabs at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona as Ford has announced plans to use the event to sell the first 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Sporting VIN 001, the car will be auctioned off on January 18th which is just four days after the model is officially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. Since the car hasn’t been introduced yet, Ford is keeping details under wraps. However, the automaker confirmed the GT500 won’t have a reserve and the winning bidder will be able to “choose from all available colors and options.” The Shelby GT500 will be a limited production model that will go on sale in the United States next fall. There’s no word on pricing, but the first production model will likely sell for well over a $100,000 (£79,560 / €88,509). The final auction price remains to be seen, but the first 2019 Mustang Bullitt sold for … [Read more...] about First 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Be Auctioned Off Next Month
Impersonating a police officer is a serious offense. As today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mustang proves however, aping a cop car is just fine. Let’s see if this not-a-cop notch’s price lays down the law. While I argued yesterday that GM’s third generation F-body was the prettiest—at least in Camaro form—it’s hard to defend the car on performance grounds. Hell, some models even came with the lowly Iron Duke! Add to those issues the convertible roof on yesterday’s 1992 Camaro Z28 and let’s just throw all pretenses out the window—that car is likely floppier than an opiated octopus. You can toss that black on black Camaro’s $6,000 price tag out too, seeing as 79-percent of you doomed it with a Crack Pipe loss. The Camaro was initially Chevy’s answer to Ford’s Mustang, and as such was complicit in the demise of the Corvair. Chevy’s pony never quite enjoyed the enthusiastic following the Mustang, somehow … [Read more...] about At $16,900, Could This 1989 Ford Mustang 5.0 Be Another Notch On Your Belt?