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.
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.
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2002 Ford Mustang GT Convertible The 1999 model year saw Ford working within their New Edge design theme. For the Mustang, it meant a visual return to muscle. The first-generation influence is obvious from all sides, but the mix of chiseled lines and sharply curved angles allowed the car to maintain its modern identity. For consignment, a GT version of the iconic Mustang, and a convertible for some extra fun. Hop in and run like the wild horses it is named for. I could use all caps for the description, but Ill allow you to visit personally or through the fantastic quality photos online and let it scream at you itself. Exterior Zinc Yellow Clearcoat with a black contrasting canvas top with a glass window in back, rear deck lid spoiler, tinted glass, and a very raked windscreen, have this car moving fast forward when its standing still. 17-inch Anthracite Bullitt wheels adorn all 4 corners, and these are wrapped by P245/45/ZR17 rubber. A hood scoop and rear quarter panel hockey stick scoops, and overall aero design and let the screaming begin! Interior Articulated Sport Dark Charcoal leather bucket seats, embroidered with prancing horse, flank a center console that has a spacious glovebox/armrest, cup holder, and the shifter for the 5-speed manual transmission. In back is a well cared for 2 plus 2 bench setup. Conveniences include power windows, power mirrors, power locks, a leather wrapped steering wheel with remote controls for feet free cruise control. Speaking of feet, you can take off your shoes and curl your toes in the thick black pristine carpeting in this pony cars floors. Factory air, premium sound (Mach 1000 Sound System) and a AM/FM/ 6-CD changer stereo will make it that youll never want to get out! And actually I have not, Im literally writing from this car...now thats a first! Drivetrain The 4.6Liter SOHC EFI V8 engine with a 5-speed Tremec 3650 manual transmission is seen within the near perfect engine bay. On back is a Ford 8.8-inch rear pumpkin, and a 3.27 Trac-Loc rear axle. Undercarriage It never ceases to amaze me observing the care these cars get by their obsessive owners. Im moving into this garage. No rust unibody with the factory overspray still on, some surface rust on the usual suspects, but very clean overall with no runs drips or errors seen underneath. What I do see is independent coil sprung suspension for the front, and a 4 link with more coil-springs for the back. An original exhaust is on, and shiny brightly as are power disc brakes on all 4 corners. Drive-Ability This was a dual test driver car and my cohort crack decoder and mechanical confidant took it out for a spin. Here we experienced all working functions, smooth acceleration, quick bias free stopping, and overall low mileage feel and look for this drop topper. We had to don our ear protection due to the constant screaming of the paint and engine when we got goosey with our boots! Low 28,120 miles on this stang which is an aero look, but still harkening back to its roots with the triple taillights, inset round interior gauges, and hockey stick coves on the doors. Well maintained one owner car runs and screams like its new and has been stolen! VIN DECODE 1FAFP45X82F219765 1-USA F-Ford Motor Company A-Passenger Car F-Manual Belts, Front Airbags P45-Mustang GT Convertible X-4.6L V8 260hp 8-Check Digit 2-2002 F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant 219765-Sequential Unit Number
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