This very tastefully modified Mustang is one of those cars that everyone can love but few can own. With a few upgrades that will make it stand out from the rest of the Mustangs at the next show, it's a cool cruiser with enough horsepower to give it the performance to back up the look.
Repainted in a non-nonsense coat of satin black, this Mustang is proof that bright red on an early Mustang isn't the only choice. It was originally black anyway, but to make it stand out they gave it a hot rod look that works rather well. The paint job is a few years old, applied over good, straight bodywork with crisp panel details that really pop no matter how closely you look. No need for fake Shelby add-ons or other styling gimmicks, the original Mustang coupe is an icon and wears its handsome curves quite well. Fit and finish are good overall and suggest that this Mustang probably started out as a nice car before the work started; you don't get doors that close like that from a beater. There are a few signs of use today and it's not a show-quality paint job, but that obviously wasn't the point. We're also guessing that the trim is a combination of original and replacement pieces, but it all looks right and shines up nicely against the low-key background. Perhaps most importantly, it carries '289' emblems on the front fenders, and it earns them the old-fashioned way.
Inside there's a standard black vinyl interior that looks mostly original and in good order. There's no significant damage, and only modest signs of use, which seems to work well with the exterior look. A modern wood-rimmed steering wheel frames the original GT-spec gauges, which are a little faded but operational. There's a modern AM/FM stereo in the original radio's location, and it sounds pretty good thanks to big 6x9 speakers on the rear package shelf. There's also an aftermarket A/C system that works but could use a shot of R134a to work at peak efficiency. The little Mustang also offers a surprisingly roomy trunk which is only a reproduction mat away from being ready to go.
This was originally an A-code car, so the 4-barrel carb on top of the 289 cubic inch V8 belongs there. You can tell it was built for the road with the modern A/C system and a fresh master cylinder and booster, while a set of Cobra finned valve covers add some period performance flash. It runs great and pulls hard at any speed, and history has taught us that these engines are virtually bulletproof. The C4 3-speed automatic transmission shifts well and spins a set of 3.00 gears, so this pony is a fantastic high-speed touring car that's quite comfortable in today's traffic. A nice-sounding dual exhaust system is fed by a set of long-tube headers and front disc brakes are always a smart idea on a fast car. Recent work underneath includes a new fuel pump, recent shocks, and newer tires, and the floor pans were replaced so no worries there. Shiny Voxx wheels emulate the vintage Torque Thrust look and carry staggered 195/65/15 front and 205/70/15 rear performance radials.
Truly a wolf in sheep's clothing, this nasty black Mustang coupe definitely delivers. Call today.