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6180 Morgantown Road
1997 Ford Mustang Convertible
The 5.0 Mustang was the catalyst that ignited the second horsepower revolution. Cheap, fast, durable, and with a huge collection of upgrades available through the aftermarket, you could build a Mustang capable of running with the world's fastest cars. Then Ford ended the party and introduced a modern-tech 4.6 liter overhead-cam engine for the Mustang. 5.0 enthusiasts screamed in horror. It was the end of performance, they complained. It's 1973 all over again, they cried. But then something miraculous happened: the 1997 Mustang.
For consignment a 19-year run for this consigner ownership, during which time a clutch was replaced at 80K, Cobra R wheels were put on, the suspension was lowered, and a Flowmaster exhaust was added. All the whole this car has been driven and enjoyed, so it was no surprise the consigner came to us with a smile on his face, and regret in he's heart, but someone's loss is another's gain. In other words, this car could have your name on it!
Slightly fogged headlights lead the way for this rounded version of the Mustang. Chrystal white original paint adorns the steel panels and neoprene bumpers, both looking good and rust free. Gasp are well minded, badges are correct, and a tan canvas convertible top is on and functioning fab. On back an air vent cove for the rear quarters, and a spoiler for the trunk lid. With top down, this car takes on an entirely new look, and has a snazzy black tonneau cover to smooth things over when the top is down. Some contrasting painted flourishes in pinstripe form, adorn this car on the hood and belt line on the sides. Black accenting for the sport mirrors, and glass trimmings and polished 5 spoke 17-inch Cobra R wheels are on all 4 corners.
With a swing of the beautifully designed rounded door panels I can almost smell the leather our bods are about to encounter! Aged saddle brown leather with plenty of character cracks are in the drivers seat. passenger seat, and rear 2 plus 2 remain like new with smooth leather. The dash utilizes a dual swoop eyebrow design integrating a black dash top, and a lower saddle brown bottom and steering wheel. Dual A pillar gauges reach out to the driver with information on H2O temp and oil pressure. In the center of the dash is a CD player and an AM/FM/Cassette radio known formally as the Mach 460 sound system. Slightly soiled tan carpeting with floor mats in carpeting flood the floors.
A pop of the hood reveals a slightly dusty but complete 4.6L SOHC V8 wedged between the shock towers that produces 215hp. A cold air intake feeds air to the mill and EFI provides the fuel end of combustion. We see power steering, and air conditioning. A Tremec T45 5-speed manual transmission sends power back to a Ford 8.8" rear axle that contains a 3.08 TracLock gearset. Reliability and fun all wrapped up in one.
No real surface rust to speak of, just clean and solid unibody panels for the floorpans and rockers. As noted, the independent coil spring suspension for the front, and 4 link with coil springs for the back all have been lowered for the better handling experience. Hydro-boost power disc brakes are on all 4 corners, and a FlowMaster dual exhaust is clean and rust free, snarling its way rearward.
This car fired right up and was rarin' to go on the test track. My foot was ready too, and it was off to the races, with nice smooth acceleration, bias free panic stopping (we always test this first!), and rail like handling with the lowered suspension and 17-inch Cobra R shiners.
Right out of 1997 and into your driveway for your enjoyment and driving experience, this decently powerful, white covered, tan convertible car with saddle colored leather interior brings back the memories of the Mustangs that came before it, and produces a great experience with the above assets. Why not put this onto your driveway, and yourself behind the wheel, and magically a smile will appear on your face! And you'll be a member of the "horsey set..."
F-Ford Motor Company
L-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
P45-Mustang Gt Convertible
X-4.6L V8 SOHC, 215hp
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
177566-Sequential Unit Number
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