Showcasing the Rides of Mustang Owners Around the World.
Ron and Shirley Brashaw from Mt. Carroll, Illinois, purchased their '72 Mach 1 with the R-code H.O. engine brand new, and they still own it today. "Fundamentally, the mid-'72 H.O. is a Boss 351 detuned with lower compression for reduced emissions," the Brashaws say. Completely original with only 53,000 miles, the H.O. Mach is equipped with the R-code mandatory four-speed and 3.91 gears. Today, the Mach 1 is used only for cruises and car shows.
Tim Cullen says he fell in love with '65 Mustang fastbacks as a kid, "And I swore I would have one. Well, it took almost 30 years, but I was finally able to make the dream come true." Originally a six-cylinder, three-speed car, the Twilight Blue with Crystal Blue stripes Mustang is now equipped with a 289 4V, C4 automatic, V-8 rear axle, and five-lug wheels all around, which are covered in era-style Baby Moon hubcaps. Hailing from Gillette, Wyoming, Tim says, "I usually road-trip her in the evenings of our all-too-short Wyoming summers."
Eric Seibert of Custer Park, Illinois, had a unique reason to complete the restoration of his '70 fastback: His son, Jesse, wanted to go for a ride in the Calypso Coral Mustang for his 7th birthday. (By the way, a picture of Jesse, then 18 months old, holding a copy of Mustang Monthly appeared in our Aug. '98 issue). Eric calls his fastback "Mock Mach" because it features Mach 1-style hood stripes and fog lamps. Power comes from a 400hp 351 Cleveland backed by a Top Loader four-speed with a Hurst shifter and a 9-inch rearend with 3.89 gears. A Mach 1 interior, a Shaker hoodscoop, and hood pins are planned as winter projects.
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Lean, Clean GT
For Scott Wallace of Green River, Wyoming, mostly exterior modifications have been the key to personalizing his '98 GT. So far, the red coupe is equipped with a billet grille, clear headlights, and beautiful 17x9 Cragar wheels with 245/45ZR17 tires. Future plans for the GT include a Boss Shinoda rear wing. Inside, Scott's Mustang came with a Mach 460 stereo and leather seats, plus he's added a Pro 5.0 shifter.
Houston's Bill Nugent purchased his '70 Grabber Mustang over 17 years ago. Now painted Fire Engine Red with a flat-black hood, the daily driver fastback is one of the special Grabber models that came with C-stripes, sport mirrors, and black-out rear panel. It's still equipped with its original 302 2V engine, but Bill has rebuilt the front end and replaced the exhaust.