Taylor Sturdivant of Pflugerville, Texas, is our YO Club winner this month, and he's right proud of his 351 Cleveland-powered '71 Mustang Grande. Having owned it just four months as of this writing, he's already planning on some upgrades, including headers, dual exhaust, and a four-barrel carb, as well as freshening the worn interior. While not driven every day, Taylor does drive it on weekends and to cruise nights. He recently attended his junior prom in the Grande. The '71 was restored eight years ago by a previous owner, who bought it from a girl who drove it to college in nearby Plano, Texas. After driving the family's Ranger farm truck for a while (which he actually used to pass his driver's license exam), Taylor's dad purchased the '71 as a father-and-son project. We think things are progressing nicely. Congratulations, Taylor!
Classic Auto Air
For over 26 years, Classic Auto Air (CAA) has been a leader in the air-conditioning and heater industry for factory and aftermarket parts and systems for classic Mustangs and other '47-'77 vehicle lines. CAA entered the Mustang market in the '70s with its original Ford A/C systems for the '65-'66 Mustang, which consists of new, restored, and original components. Today, CAA offers '67-'73 Original In-Dash Systems, '65-'70 Daily Driver Systems, and its latest Perfect Fit Systems, which replace the original heater/defrost box with a completely new heat/cool/defrost climate-control unit. Replacement parts and Sanden R-134a conversions are also available. For more information, contact: Classic Auto Air, 2020 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606, 813/251-2356; www.classicautoair.com