- About leo289
- ME Local
- My first car was a 65 289 3 speed 2 barrel with 58K miles in 1972. I fell in love then and there and quickly switched to a 65 GT w 289 Hipo. When it came time to buy my first new car the Mustang II just did not do it for me so I slipped and bought a Chevy Monza spyder. i guess you could call it an educational experience because it was a total POS. Detroit went really off the reservation in the 70's. Once Ford woke up I bought an 83 GT 5.0, then an 89, then a 94. From there I stepped up to a 98 Cobra. I really like to fish so I traded that for an F-150 cuz I just could not get my wagon to fit in the Cobra. I still regret trading that in to this day, but like an Alky needing a drink I had to have another Stang so I got me a used 98 GT Convertible. Then I found a 96 cobra to add to the herd. Once I heard about the new 5.0 I knew that baby was for me. The day one arrived that had what I wanted it was bye bye Cobra and Hello 5.0. It is clearly the best Stang I have ever owned and I treat her with the respect she deserves.