1970 Ford Mustang Convertible
resoration and modification work had been carried out on this car in
Most of the panels were replaced. Rust was not a feature anywhere on
The Shelby boot copy is fibreglass as is the hood (hence the less than superb fit).
The convertible roof was new and the motor worked fine.
Both front and rear bumpers were new.
Badges and emblems - all new, fuel filler cap and sill plates too.
Fuel tank - new along with its electric pump etc.
9" rear axle was rebuilt at a cost of $2,000 apparently.
Gearbox - Lentech Street Terminator ($4,000) with OD model and B&M
New Fuel pressure regualtor and Demon carb.
New alloy radiator and twin oil coolers (very nice!).
Power brakes - front grooved disc set-up from a 94 Mustang along with strusts and chrome springs.
17" Polished American racing mags and all 4 tyres in superb wear (no spare).
New front sports bucket seats.
New carpet and mats fitted. New door cards and front trim.
The only thing that let it down was the finish and it really did let it down for me. I swapped this for the red 73 and although, on paper in terms of numbers like enigine size and value it looks like I got a slightly worse deal, this one had to have a lot more dough spent on it. Had to have power steering fitted and needed a speedo (useful with the power it had on hand to have an idea of your velocity as you pass the Gatso). The paint just had to be re-done. The fuel pressure was erratic too and never got sorted. Last I heard it had 2 owners in 1 year after me who both gave up - and finally a third managed to kill it in traffic somewhere in the West Country. So I think I did OK with the little 302 afterall.
no mistake - this car was MONSTROUS!