Originally Posted by Darrell53
I am Darrell from Marietta Ga. When I was in high school and college in the 80's I had a 66 Mustang Gt with a custom professionally built 289 engine with around 350 H.P. I loved that car and sold it in 1990. You know the story, wife, job, needed practical car. It is my biggest regret in life. I thought I would buy another one later on down the road but little did I know that prices would go up so dramatically for those 60's cars.
Last summer I was finally able to buy a 2007 Mustang GT convertible with a five speed. Mods I did to it were JLT CAI, 93 octane tune, lowering springs, adjustable Panhard rod, front and read strut braces. I also put a 3.73 rear end in it.
It already had a Hurst shifter, muffler deletes and catalytic converter deletes. (It has pre-cats which is all that is required in Georgia) It sounds and runs great.
I love this car. It's nice to get back into the Mustang family as I have missed my 66 for so many years. I am having fun now. The car is a lot cheaper to own than a wife that I finally got rid of, so it's a win win for me.
Welcome! My first Mustang was ordered new in August, 1964, titled as a 1965, and took about 6 weeks to arrive, as ordered with "K" option, High Performance Package, about $440 (!!) extra. That option brought with it 5-lug axles, and a 9-inch rear axle, as well as Top-Loader 4-speed, 3.89 gears. It's S/N was
5F07K284486, bought from Murphy Motors in Cicero, Illinois. $3150.
Great, great, car! Crossed the U.S. in it many times, each year bringing some new changes to the car, like: a Borg-Warner H.D. overdrive added onto the Top-Loader. Here's the conversion:
And, the car, soon after getting it. Look at those puny tires! Firestone Redline Racing from Ford, 6.95 X 15! Got them off in a hurry!