We have a new project car-but this one is different. For one thing, you'll have a chance to win this '69 Boss 302 clone after its transformation into a muscular-looking restomod at Flores Motorsports. In conjunction with Timber Wolf, we're going to rebuild this Mustang with numerous improvements and upgrades during the next several months. Then it will be given away as part of a Timber Wolf Moist Snuff Speed Shop sweepstakes. See the sidebar for more information.
While not every detail has been set in stone as we go to press with this first article, our plan is to cover the transformation in three articles.
After getting our hands on the car, the first step was to deliver it to Rick Flores and his crew in San Antonio. We did that by driving it from our Los Angeles offices to Texas this past March. It was a smooth and uneventful trip, as the car's decent-running but relatively tired 302-it used several quarts of oil-buzzed right along throughout the 1,400 miles.
There's plenty on this car that needs attention. For now, take a look at the Boss clone and consider how good it would look sitting in your driveway after we infuse it with some serious attitude. Planned upgrades include a small-block Ford crate engine, a five-speed transmission, a coilover front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, modern four-wheel disc brakes, and larger wheels and tires.
Upon arrival in San Antonio, the car looked good from a distance. Many thought it was a re
As far as details, the word from Timber Wolf is as follows: From May 15 to November 1, you'll find a code under the lid of every Timber Wolf moist snuff can. Enter that code at www.twspeedshop.com, pick the Mustang (among the cars that five other magazines are building), and estimate how much you think it will be worth once the transformation is complete. For a better chance of estimating its value, watch the Web videos of the car's makeover and keep an eye on the upcoming articles in Mustang Monthly. The first person with the correct bid wins the car. Every lid is a bid and the more lids you collect, the more estimates you get-and the more chances you'll have to win.
You Could Win This Car
Or one of five other classics at the Timber Wolf Speed Shop. Visit www.twspeedshop.com for details.
Abbreviated rules: No Purchase Necessary to enter or win in the Timber Wolf(r) Speed Shop Promotion. For Official Rules and how to obtain a free code, visit www.tw-speedshop.com. Starts 12:01 a.m. CT 5/15/07, ends 11:59 p.m. CT 11/1/07 or while supplies last. Open to legal residents of the contiguous 48 US & DC (excluding VA & MA), 21 or older, tobacco users and who have a valid US driver's license. Void in VA, MA & where prohibited. Sponsor: Pinkerton Tobacco Co. LP.
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