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2003 Mustang Mach 1

2003 Mustang Mach 1

In 2003, after a 24-year absence, Ford was prepared to resurrect the Mach 1 nameplate. Ford was determined to develop a Mach 1 that would pay homage to the original version. The 2003 Fox-body was refined with a new C-pillar to improve styling.

1995 Roush Mustang

1995 Roush Mustang

In 1988, Roush approached Ford to market his 400 horsepower twin turbo Mustang through their dealerships. Inside, a ROUSH logo package decorated the front seats. The finishing touches were a ROUSH Dash medallion and ROUSH embroidered floor mats.

1992 Mustang SSP

1992 Mustang SSP

In the early '80s the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was looking to replace its Camaro as their CHP vehicle. The Chevy Camaro had been part of their fleet from the late '70s but was problematic.

Old 5.0 vs. New 5.0

Old 5.0 vs. New 5.0

Through much of the 80s and 90s, an era that some traditionalists still consider a somewhat lackluster era for exciting automobiles, the mighty Ford Mustang 5.0 stood out from the crowd. The 5.0 Mustang was a car that could easily run deep into the 11 second range through the quarter-mile.

1982 Mustang GT

1982 Mustang GT

Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.

LARRY'S LEGEND LIVES

LARRY'S LEGEND LIVES

Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.

No-Frills Muscle Cobra

No-Frills Muscle Cobra

The original Cobra was Carroll Shelby's two-seat, aluminum-bodied roadster, first with a small block V-8, followed by perhaps the most awesome muscle car of all time, the infamous 427 Cobra. The big block could go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds.

1974 Dodge Dart

1974 Dodge Dart

The early 1970s are regarded as the performance peak for factory muscle cars; however, by the mid-Seventies, performance cars were nearly non-existent. Federal emissions guidelines had put a stake in the heart of almost all muscle cars..

Next-Generation Collector Cars

Next-Generation Collector Cars

Because Gen Xers didn't know first-hand the visceral thrill of a high-compression LS6 accelerating between stoplights, we didn't know what we were missing. The Trans Am sliding around in Smokey and the Bandit sure looked cool, even if the production Pontiac Trans Ams had only 220 horsepower.

1970 Buick GSX Stage 1

1970 Buick GSX Stage 1

When Car Review magazine first published their "50 Fastest Muscle Cars" list in 1984, it surprised Mopar fans with its #3 ranking of the GSX with Stage 1 455. Number one was the 427 Shelby Cobra, of extremely limited production and just barely a street legal production car.

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