When it comes to your Mustang, brand new or early model, there are many questions that could come to the surface. Whether it's something as simple as an exhaust-related question or as complex as what kind of heads you should pick up for your early model 302, CJ's Resource Center has the answer that you're looking for. After checking out the Resource Center, be sure to browse our wide selection of Mustang parts for all year Mustangs. It doesn't matter if it's early model or has zero miles on the odometer, CJ's has the parts you need to get your car rolling down the street in style.
With another annual special edition Mustang, EAA AirVenture created another beautiful car with incredible upgrades. Read more about this custom Ford Mustang that pays tribute to a squadron of the U.S. Air Force.
With a completely unique style as well as some performance upgrades, it’s clear that the father of the Mustang, Lee Iacocca, was inspired to make something special for the 45th anniversary of this American icon.
The classic Bronco truly deserves to be given the woodie treatment, which is why this special conversion from Classic Ford Broncos is an incredible project. With wooden doors and roof, a classic woodie Bronco is a sight to behold.
The Centurion Classic was an odd vehicle made from the bodies of both a second generation Bronco and an F-series truck. This interesting amalgam not only was an early example of large luxury SUVs, but it also was a vehicle not officially made by Ford themselves.
With a distinct look that has a quintessentially 1970s vibe, Ford's Free Wheelin' trucks and vans gave drivers a limited edition cosmetic upgrade package, available on the F-100, Bronco, Courier, and Econoline van.
Plenty of classic trucks have what is called a granny gear for their first gear. These especially tall gears, while seemingly odd, serve an important purpose.
As one of the very few special editions that Ford offered on their trucks at the time, the F-100 Explorer Special stands out as a bold, flashier version of the working man’s pickup. Read more about this uncommon trim package that was designed to drive sales.
Ford has been making special one-off Mustangs that are auctioned off to help fund the EAA's "Young Eagles" program since 2008, and for 2019 they've collaborated with Roush Performance to make a World War II Tribute Mustang called Old Crow.
In an unusual tactic that was designed to stay current against fierce competition, Ford refreshed the body style of the 1956 F-100 pickup truck for a single model year. As the last model of the 2nd-generation F-series and a unique, attractive design, the 1956 year remains the most sought-after in the enthusiast market.
One of the first region-specific special edition Mustangs was the Limited Edition 400 Mustang. Exclusive to the Chicago area, the Limited Edition 400 Mustang featured a deep metallic gold paint, louvered hoods, metal trim on the wheels and deluxe wheel covers.
While not a collector's favorite, the four-cylinder MPG package will still be an important part of the Mustang's history. The Mustang MPG package delivered an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
With no more than 100 vehicles produced a year, the $79,990 Saleen S302E was not for the faint of heart or light of wallet. This Mustang featured a Saleen Series VI supercharger capable of producing 620 horsepower as well as Saleen's proprietary Racecraft sport-tuned coil springs, sway bars, and HD bushings.
Unveiled in 2006 for around $62,000 was the Steeda Q525 Mustang. The Steeda Q525 featured a 5.0L modular V8 engine that was capable of producing 500 horsepower. The exterior included a Steeda competition front fascia, full cowl induction hood, and rear race wing.
Saleen Automotive celebrated its 25th anniversary of producing Mustang variants with the SMS 25A. The Mustang SMS 25A was built from the ground up and featured a 5.0L V8 engine capable of delivering 720 horsepower. The exterior featured a gleaming Chromosome silver paint and two-piece aluminum hood scoop.
Celebrating Saleen's 20th anniversary of collaboration with Ford was the Saleen SA20 Mustang. Unveiled in September 2003 and limited to just 10 vehicles, the Saleen SA20 featured a supercharged V8 engine, custom-painted pearl-white finish, and extensive body kit.
Reaching almost 208 miles per hour at the Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, TX was the Hennessey HPE750 Mustang. Featuring a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine with a bolt-on supercharger, the HPE750 Mustang is capable of producing 774 bhp and 648 lb-ft torque.
Saleen Automotive celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008 by producing the Saleen S302E Sterling Edition Mustang. The E stands for Extreme and it doesn't disappoint. The S302E features a twin-screw supercharger making this Mustang capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just under four seconds.
The She Country Special Mustang was a 1967 Mustang created by Ford and Ann Goodro of William Goodro Inc designed specifically for professional women of the era. This Mustang has a decidedly feminine design flair featuring a pastel color exterior and personalized nameplate on the interior.
Available only in the Philadelphia area in 1969 was the Mustang Limited Edition 600. This Mustang featured special badging, choice of two custom color, a hood scoop, wheel covers and a special tape striping. About 503 Mustang Limited Edition 600's were sold, falling short of its 600 sales goal.
Ford developed the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll Mustang for the 2009 EAA AirVenture OshKosh charity event. Starting with a 2010 Mustang GT, the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll Mustang featured a V8 modified with a 550 horsepower supercharger kit, performance handling package and an aircraft-themed instrument panel on the interior.
Available only for the 1968 model year, the Mustang Cardinal Edition was an attempt by Ford to capitalize on the Mustang's success in North Carolina and Virginia. The Mustang Cardinal Edition was a hardtop with a 200 cc inline six and featured a special paint: Cardinal Red or Wimbledon White.
Based on the legendary Red Tail P-51 Mustang plane, the Red Tails Mustang was a special-edition Mustang auctioned off to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association. This 2013 Mustang GT featured a custom paint scheme, custom embroidered racing seats, and a twin-screw Whipple supercharger pack.
Designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro, the Giugiaro Mustang featured a twin-screw supercharger capable of producing over 500 horsepower. The interior was just as impressive, if not more, with a curved glass panel bridging the windshield and rear window, and scissor doors.
Take the GT350, add a custom yellow finish, huge Forgiato wheels, a high-flying race wing and multi-colored daytime running lights and you'll get the "Ole Yeller" Mustang. This one-of-a-kind Mustang was built to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association's youth pilot education program and was successful in raising almost $300,000.
In the late 1960s, the Mustang Rainbow of Colors promotion allowed customers the choice of 13 bold colors such as Hot Pink, Poppy Green, Flower Power Red, and Dandelion Yellow. This promotion was available to customers in the western United States.
Available only from Ford dealers in MD, PA, and WV in 1967, the Mustang Blazer Limited Edition was an attempt by Ford to keep the momentum going in regional markets. The entirely cosmetic upgrade was targeted towards bringing more women to the Mustang brand.
With its bright Vibrant Red paint and white accents, the 1992 Summer Edition Mustang definitely stands out among Fox Bodies. Though not exceedingly rare, the limited production makes these Fox Bodies quite appealing when they pop up for sale.
In collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), Chevy’s new Colorado ZR2 Bison is one of the most capable and rugged off-road trucks on the market. With just 2,000 units available for the 2019 model year, find out what makes this pick-up different from a run-of-the-mill Colorado ZR2.
While some Mustang enthusiasts may seek out a Fox Body Mercury Capri to convert it, this re-badged and oft-forgotten hatchback offered some unique attributes that can make it appealing to collectors.
Part of keeping your car running well is making sure that it has all of the proper fluids. Given there are quite a lot, here is a list of all of them, what they do, and when they need to be replaced.
Mustang owners may find that their aftermarket add-ons haven’t affected their car’s value like they thought it would, while those with Jeep Wranglers can almost always count on the strong resale value of their 4x4’s. Read our guide to find out how mods affect value, which ones are worth the investment, and why enthusiasts add mods to begin with.
Though the Boss 351 Mustang doesn't get nearly as much fame as the Boss 302 and Boss 429, it manages to hold its own, combining the best features of both. The Boss 351 was only available in 1971, at the end of an era characterized by powerful muscle cars and before the fuel-conscious Mustang II. There's a reason a lot of Mustang enthusiasts have a special place in their heart for the 351.
Larry Shinoda was an automotive designer whose designs changed the industry for the better. Thanks to Shinoda, the Boss Mustang gained the nimble lines of a drag racer and took performance Mustangs to the next level.
Being based on the Sport S trim instead of the Rubicon meant that the Jeep Wrangler Mountain Edition wasn’t quite as capable as other variants in the line-up. But the cosmetic upgrades gave it a unique appeal to many buyers.
The 2018 Shelby Baja Raptor is an off-roading beast, with some significant performance modifications and some purely aesthetic ones that are sure to turn heads. Here’s a rundown of everything that was added to the F-150 Raptor in order to make it a Shelby.
Skid plates are one of the most effective ways to protect your Wrangler's vulnerable undercarriage from unforeseen obstacles on the trail. In order to protect your investment, check out the benefits and different types of skid plates in this handy guide.
To the dismay of ST enthusiasts, the 2019 model year has brought the end of the Fiesta ST and also the inception of a new Fiesta ST-Line. Though it has the visuals of an ST, the lack of an upgraded engine and suspension mean that the ST-Line isn’t up to par when it comes to spirited driving. However, could it provide a nice alternative to a “regular-old” Fiesta? Read our comparison to find out.
The FX4 package is a quick way to equip any Ford truck for off-road conditions. It's available on each Ford truck, from Ranger to Super Duty, and can help your truck handle more difficult terrain.
Like the previous Black Ops Edition, the Call of Duty: MW3 Jeep Wrangler was based on the ultra-tough Rubicon, giving fans of the video game franchise an off-road-ready collectible edition with some noticeable visual enhancements.
Like most Jeep Wrangler special models, the Altitude Edition didn’t offer any performance upgrades, just some unique visual upgrades. Now back for 2019, the JL Altitude gives the Sport and Sahara trims a special package that is still Trail-Rated and ready for almost any terrain.
The Jeep LJ, otherwise known as the TJ Unlimited, or more succinctly, the "Long Jeep", is a coveted Wrangler model. Before Unlimited Wranglers were four-door, they were just longer versions of their Limited counterparts. Since they were only produced for a brief period of time, they are heavily sought after in the Jeep community.
Typically seen in the exclusive Saber Orange and marketed as the flagship Ranger in countries that don’t offer the Ranger Raptor, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a popular choice as a recreational vehicle. But can it stand up to the Ranger Raptor, and when will we see it come to the United States?
This special edition Jeep Wrangler is made with the Chinese market in mind, although it is only officially sold in the United States. To celebrate their international success, Jeep has produced a unique, dragon covered Sahara. All in all, this dragon themed vehicle is truly an upscale Jeep.
With immediately noticeable decals and badges that differentiate it from run-of-the-mill Wranglers, this Jeep has callouts to the U.S. military that evoke the company’s heritage while supporting our troops.
The Ford Motor Company used to produce more than cars and trucks. One of their non-roadworthy creations was their popular line of LGT lawn and garden tractors. These rideable lawnmowers are one of the more obscure Ford products that are now solely relics of the past.
The Baja Bronco was a limited run first-generation Ford Bronco built by Bill Stroppe. These classic Broncos are rare and only 450-650 were ever manufactured.
A shaking steering wheel is an early symptom of many common car problems ranging from simply needing new brake pads to more serious suspension issues. By knowing what other signs and symptoms to look out for, you can easily narrow down the cause of the shimmy and address the problem before it becomes a serious issue.
Available only through Texas dealers, the Lone Star Limited Mustang was a regional special offered by For in the late 1960s. The Lone Star Mustang featured a unique paint job, Bluebonnet Blue which matches the Texas state flower. Only 175 Lone Star Mustangs were produced.
Rocker Panels are easy to overlook, you step over them every day, but rocker panels are an important part of any car or truck. Here’s what they are, what they do, and how to keep yours from succumbing to rust and dirt.
In many senses, the torque converter is the clutch of a vehicle with an automatic transmission. Sitting in between the engine and the transmission, this complicated device uses fluid to propel your car forward. Ultimately, this tightly engineered car component is quite important and deserves to be understood.
This F-150, born in Detroit and dressed in Milwaukee, is a product of a collaboration between Ford Motors and Harley Davidson. Since being on hiatus since 2012, this wonderfully American combo is back with a 2019 model. All in all, this truck is the perfect vehicle for the Harley fan who, like most people, needs a good truck every now and then.
The Coyote engine is a modular 5.0L engine that has powered the Mustang GT since 2011. This impressively good engine required some innovations and quickly became a fan favorite. Find out what makes it so curiously strong and why exactly it’s called a Coyote.
Featuring snow-inspired exterior colors, unique accents, and some cool Yeti-themed touches, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic Edition was a limited run vehicle that looked like it was ready to tackle glaciers. But did the upgrades really make it ready for winter? Read all about this interesting special edition Wrangler's unique features.
It’s bright orange, modified right from the dealership, and only 50 of them exist in the world. So why did Ford create the Focus RS Heritage Edition? Read our article to find out more about this performance car that marked the end of an era.
The 2018 Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is a one-off special edition vehicle with a design inspired by the Americans who served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. The Mustang was auctioned for $420,000 that was donated to the Young Eagles program.
Rarity is defined through scarcity and quality, and these one of a kind Mustangs are both. Read more about how these Mustangs ended up becoming so unique, and why they’re so highly valued.
The Dodge Warlock is one of the more obscure members of Dodge's catalog of trucks. Nonetheless, its iconic design has stuck in the memories of many truck enthusiasts as a unique and fun vehicle.
Tussy Cosmetics teamed up with Ford to promote its three new shades of pink lipstick, Racy Pink, Racy Pink Frosted, Defroster, where the Mustang would serve as the promotional vehicle. You would enter the sweepstakes to win the Tussy Mustang with the tagline being "Wear a Mustang to match your lipstick!"
Only available for the 1967 Mustang at ten dealers in the Denver area was the Ski Country Special Mustang. This Mustang was upgraded for better winter driving which included snow tires, ski racks, and an equa-lock rear axle. The Ski Country Special came in five unique colors not available anywhere else.
In 1982, Ford addressed the needs of the law enforcement community by offering a lighter, faster and more nimble vehicle than the one's police were using called the Special Services Package. The SSP Mustang featured a Foxbody platform with a 5.0 engine and automatic transmission.
This bold red truck has become a cult classic. The Dodge Lil’ Red Express was a symbol of American muscle during a time marked by vehicular austerity and modesty.
The Tonka F-150 is a powerful custom F-150 made to look like the beloved children’s truck toy. While it does resemble a toy, it is truly the real deal: Boasting 700 horsepower, top of the line interior and a 6-inch lift, this truck can do some serious work.
People often refer to any fast American car as a ‘muscle car’ but pony cars continue to beat out American muscle in popularity. So, what is the difference between pony and muscle cars, and is the modern Mustang a muscle car or a pony car?
Designed for those that wanted a little extra "attitude" the Stinger Edition Mustang featured some good exterior upgrades. The most interesting upgrades were found inside as the interior featured ostrich leather.
Based on the legendary Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the SR-71 Mustang Special Edition featured a black and gray exterior paint along with a screen print glass roof design. This special edition Mustang was auctioned off for $375,000 to benefit the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event.
The Sidewinder Special Edition Mustang was supposed to be a promotional vehicle with only 40 vehicles being produced. These special editions Mustangs featured a 351 4V engine and an automatic transmission known as Cruise-o-Matic.
Also known as the "Horse of a Different Color" the Saleen Mystic was the first time a vehicle used Ford's genuine Mystic paint color. The Mystic paint scheme is a combination of seventeen different colors. The 1995 Saleen Mystic, which was given away during a contest, had to have many racing features removed to make it street legal.
While a car company wouldn't be associated with a cigarette company today, in 1965, Ford teamed up with John Player and Sons tobacco company to give away the Player's Special Edition Mustang. This special edition Mustang was available only in Canada.
Designed as a sporty, exciting vehicle appealing to Baby Boomer teenagers was the 1962 Mustang concept car. This Mustang was very different than the one that eventually hit the streets in 1964. Not only was the design different, but it was also marketed to women instead of teenagers.
Saleen Automotive produced as a tribute to Dan Gurney, legendary racecar driver, designer and builder, the Dan Gurney Signature Edition Mustang. Only available in Vista Blue, Torch Red and Performance White, the Dan Gurney Signature Edition Mustang featured a 281 cu-in engine capable of producing 465 horsepower.
Offering budget-conscious drivers a way to add more power and performance to the base 1968 Mustang was the 1968 Challenger Special package. This package was limited to dealerships in Mississippi and featured a set of Shelby intakes and 4118 Holley carburetor.
Designed based off Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning, this 2015 Mustang GT dubbed the F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang was auctioned off for $200,000 to help benefit the EAA's Young Eagles program. This special edition Mustang features a fighter-jet style yellow and black tail end with "F-35" in large lettering across the rear panel.
Henrik Fisker took an S550 Mustang, gave it a custom interior, ducktail spoiler, hood scoop, and a 2.9L Whipple supercharger. Capable of producing 630 horsepower, the front clip that says "I'm going to eat you" doesn't lie. All of this style and power comes at a price though and will set you back $125,000.
The Saleen S281-C is production numbers were very limited, with less than 20 produced each year between 1996 and 2004. Even rarer is the Extreme Rainbow paint option estimated to only exist on between 14 and 16 Saleen S281-Cs. The paint has tiny flakes of aluminum and chrome to reflect light making the vehicle appear to change color based on the viewing angle.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mustang, Saleen unveiled the Saleen SSC limited-edition Mustang variant. The SSC, standing for Saleen Super Car, only had a production run of about 161 models and was available in only white with yellow and gray chevron stripes.
Available in 2009 from Saleen Automotive, for a mere $89,000, was a limited-edition Mustang variant called the Dark Horse. The Dark Horse featured a 302 cu-in engine with a Speedlab SuperShaker option capable of producing 620 horsepower. Only 25-30 of the Dark Horse variant was produced.
In 2008, there were two trim levels available for the Mustang GT convertible, Premium and Deluxe. The Deluxe was the less popular of the two but offered a host of features not available on other cars at its price point.
If you are a Yankees fan and a Mustang fan then you would really love this special Yankees edition Mustang. There were 60 Yankees edition Mustangs produced in 2005 and shipped to Ford dealers in the Tri-State area. Only one was produced in 2010 and sent to the auction block.
The Saleen H281, the "H" stands for "Heritage", was designed by Saleen Automotive as a throwback Mustang with retro styling similar to the first generation pony cars. Only 100 Saleen H281's were produced which makes seeing one of these on the streets a rare occurrence.
2005 saw the introduction of a truly "limited-edition" Mustang, available only in San Diego, CA, the San Diego Special Mustang. Not only did it feature an upgraded exhaust, V6 engine, rear spoiler and special badging throughout, but also gleaming chrome spinner wheels and a booming Shaker stereo system.
Only available for purchase in 2000 on the Mustang GT models was the Mustang Spring Feature Edition. Most of the upgrades featured in this special edition were cosmetic. A total of 3,091 Spring Feature Edition Mustangs were manufactured.
With only 50 models produced, the Mustang E is one of the rare early Mustangs known for fuel-efficiency. Only available as a fastback, it featured a 250ci 6-cylinder engine and no air conditioning. In can be identified by its unique badging on the rear fenders.
Built by Monroe Shocks and Hot Rod magazine and released in 1977 was the Monroe Handler Mustang. This Mustang featured a number of improvements such as a Roush-tuned 363ci engine capable of producing 400 horsepower and an upgraded exterior with fenders and other enhancements.
To celebrate its anniversary in 1998, Saleen released the limited-edition SA15 Mustang. Each SA15 was custom built to order and buyers were encouraged to add upgrades they liked from the Saleen line which made each SA15 slightly different.
Starting in 2007 Ford showed its support for the fight against breast cancer by releasing a special-edition Mustang. The Warriors in Pink Special-Edition Mustangs have varied over the years with distinctive interior upgrades and other performance upgrades.
Mustang Notchbacks were an important part of the Fox Body Generation and are still popular in the present day with the drag racing crowd. This article differentiates the Notchback Mustangs from Hatchback units and depicts what makes these particular Coupes so special.
Saleen Automotive, in 1993, revealed the Saleen SA10 Mustang. Only nine Saleen SA10 Mustangs were produced to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Saleen. While each of the nine SA10s was custom build to their customer's exact specifications, all of them featured the same black and yellow paint scheme.
If you wanted a no-frills performance Mustang under $40,000, then the 2008 Saleen Racecraft 420S was for you. Capable of producing 420 horsepower and going from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, the Saleen Racecraft 420S had a smoother handling and improved steering response on the track.
Raising almost $250,000 for the EAA's Young Eagles Program was the Apollo Edition Mustang. The Apollo Edition Mustang was a 2015 Mustang GT that featured a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine with a supercharger that could produce 627 horsepower and 540 ft-lbs of torque.
Found on both the 1967 Shelby GT500 and 1968 GT500KR, the 428 police interceptor engine had a 335 horsepower rating thought to be underreported. The 1968 Shelby GT500KR equipped with a police interceptor engine claimed the title of "Super Stock Eliminator Champ" at the 1968 Winternationals.
A special edition Mustang called the Indy Pace Car Mustang was produced in 1979 to celebrate the second appearance that a Mustang served as a pace car for the Indy 500. The Indy Pace Car Mustang turned out to b a surprise hit for Ford, selling over 10,000 units. Two more Pace Car Mustangs editions were produced in 2011 and 2012.
One of the rarest and most remarkable Shelby Mustangs of all time is the Shelby Green Hornet. Originally deloped in 1967 as a prototype for the California Special Mustang, the Green Hornet ended up at Shelby American where it underwent many modifications. The Green Hornet Mustang is valued at over $3 million.
The Q400, released in 2003, was Steeda's first attempt to compete with other famed Mustang customizers. The 400 in Q400 represented the horsepower the engine produced. Other notable upgrades included Bosch fuel pumps, aluminum radiator, rear spoiler and front air splitter.
The Stampede Edition Mustang was a special promotion for Texas and Oklahoma dealers in 2006 to help boost Mustang sales. 500 Stampede Edition Mustangs were produced, each with an engraved numbered plaque to verify its authenticity. The special edition featured some upgrades to the interior and exterior.
The Mustang SVO was a product of the Special Vehicle Operations at Ford and available between 1984 and 1986. This Mustang featured a 2.3 inline 4 cyl engine with an intercooled turbocharger which made it the fastest, most powerful Mustang model available in the early 80s.
Ford celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mustang in 1984 by bringing back the GT350. The limited production run Mustang featured only cosmetic upgrades such as a darker red interior, special badging and front air dam. Compared with other years the GT350 has been released, it's easy to see why this model doesn't get the same reactions.
Auctioned off at the 2011 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in support of the organization's Young Eagles program was the EAA Blue Angels Mustang. Raising over $400,000 at auction, this Mustang featured a supercharged 2012 Mustang GT and is capable of producing over 500 horsepower.
Featuring a 730 horsepower 5.0L Coyote V8 engine and a completely unique front fascia is the Saleen S302 Black Label Mustang. It is no surprise this Saleen Mustang is a real head turner and that comes at a steep price of $73,000. But it's a small price to pay for all that power.
Even if you have not seen either Gone in Sixty Seconds film, it is likely that you have at least heard of an Eleanor Mustang. Whether depicted as a 1973 Fastback or a 1967 Shelby GT500, the Mustang Eleanor builds always stood out from the pack.
One of the most famous Mustangs is the Mustang GT390 which was featured in the movie Bullitt. Driven by Steve McQueen, the GT390, also known as "Bullitt", raced through the streets of San Francisco. The GT390 featured a 390 cubic inch V8 engine and 270 horsepower.
Known as the rarest Mustang ever made, the McLaren m81 Mustang was the first product of Ford's Special Vehicle Operations division. Only ten McLaren m81's were ever produced out of the 250 that were planned and the ones that were produced were built by hand.
Unveiled in 1994 by Saleen was the Saleen SR Mustang which featured 440 horsepower and could go from 0 to 60 in less than 6 seconds. In addition to being fast, the SR Mustang had a couple stylish features added such as five air scoops below the bumper.
The 1967 Shelby Super Snake was a one of a kind, but since then there have been Super Snake variants made through the years, including ten new 1967 versions built in 2018. From the original Super Snake to the modern ones, Shelby's legacy is clear in these outstanding performance Mustangs.
Driven by the character Red Mist in the 2010 hit movie Kick-Ass, the Red Mist Mustang started with a 2008 GT as its base. From there a custom body kit was added along with a supercharged 4.6L V8 capable of over 500 horsepower. In all over $240,000 was put into the creation of the Red Mist Mustang.
The Hurst Mustang is a tribute to Ford's racing heritage and was designed to pace the final race of the 2009 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge. The original was auctioned off in 2010 and another limited-edition run of 50 car replicas were available by special order.
Due to high tax rates and fuel prices throughout Europe, only nine Shelby Europas were ever produced to send overseas, making them exceedingly rare. Available with either a 351ci Windsor or 428CJ engine, these Mach 1-based cars featured upgraded racing suspension, front and rear spoilers, and special striping with a unique Shelby Europa logo.
Founded by former racecar driver Steve Saleen in 1983, Saleen Automotive has become renowned for performance car builds. Their Mustang modifications originally began with simply improving the car's handling, but eventually evolved into complete customizations including engine and exterior upgrades. They even released the SMS 25A concept car, which was built from the ground up from scratch, as opposed to modifying an existing Ford design.
With only five examples estimated to have survived to today, the 1966 Gold Edition is one of the rarest editions ever released. Distinguished only by cosmetic changes, such as a unique Anniversary Edition Gold paint job and an upgraded interior, the Gold Edition was often promoted by giveaways and contests.
In basic terms, axle ratio is the drive shaft or output shaft revolutions needed to spin the axle one complete turn. Axle ratio can be used in reference to either the front or rear axles, depending on if the vehicle is front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive. Several factors are affected by the axle ratio of a vehicle including fuel economy, towing capacity, and top speed. More specifically, the ratio is the number of teeth on the axle’s ring gear in relation to the pinion gear on the driveshaft.
Featuring the 2007's V6 premium coupe as its base, the Mustang Heat Edition added a distinctive black stripe, hood scoop and rear wing as well as some special badging. Only an estimated 279 of the Head Edition package were produced. The Heat edition was an official Ford-sanctioned Mustang.
Fetching high prices at auctions due to its extremely rare nature is the Saleen SC Mustang. Only a total of 28 were released from 1990 to 1993. The Saleen SC Mustang showed how much potential the Fox body platform had to offer producing 304 horsepower with a sporting refined handling.
The SMS 302 Mustang is based off the 2011 Mustang GT and is capable of producing over 440 horsepower with an option of adding a supercharger on top of that. Other upgrades included an aggressive new body kit, new springs, front struts, rear shocks and linkages, and upgraded brakes.
Although most beadlock wheels seen on the street only imitate the functional version, there are benefits to having beadlock wheels, especially in off-roading or racing applications. What are beadlock wheels, you ask? Great question! Beadlock wheels secure the bead of a tire to the wheel to lock it in place. While friction and air pressure typically keep the tire properly aligned with the wheel, beadlocks attach to the bead of the tire in order to prevent the bead from separating, basically “locking” the tire in place.
First seen in 1966 and available only from dealers in the Colorado area was the High Country Mustang. It was speculated that the High Country Mustang was created to rejuvenate interest in the Mustang in the Colorado region. This special Mustang lasted until 1968.
Ford first started celebrating the anniversary of the Ford Mustang in 1984, which was the Mustang's 20th anniversary. In addition to the commemoration, Ford had celebrated the anniversary of the Ford Mustang a few more times as well as having the Mustang participate in celebrating Ford's 100th anniversary.
Developed by Ford's Special Vehicles Team and introduced in 1999 was the Mustang FR500. The Mustang FR500 was designed specifically for the racetrack, producing 415 horsepower that enabled it to reach a top speed of 175 mph.
In 1995, Jack Roush formed Roush Performance Products. Two years later, Roush debuted the Roush Mustang which consisted of three packages: Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3. Each stage provided progressively more in the way of features and options.
Equipped with a 428 cu-in Cobra Jet V8 engine that produced 335 horsepower was the Mustang Shelby GT500KR. The GT500KR made its first appearance in February 1968. To celebrate 40 years, Ford released a 2008 version of the GT500KR that featured a 5.4L supercharged V8 producing 540 horsepower.
Making its debut at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas was the Shelby Terlingua. The Terlingua Mustang takes its name from a mining town on the Texas-Mexico border. Carrol Shelby formed the Terlingua Racing Team to appeal to those outside of the mainstream racing audience.
One of the more popular Saleen Automotive variants first available in 1996 was the Saleen S281 Cobra. This Cobra featured a 4.6L V8 engine capable of producing 320 horsepower. The Saleen S281 production continued until 2004, producing 128 of these Mustangs.
Offered throughout the '90s and early 2000s, the Saleen S351 added some upgrades to the Mustang GT that allowed it to better compete against the Chevy Z28 and Pontiac Firebird. One of the biggest upgrades was introducing a 5.8L V8 engine, with a few refinements, to increase the horsepower to 371 and torque to 422.
Originally released in 1967 was the Mustang Stallion. The Stallion edition was designed to be an upscale version of the Mustang that could appeal to the more affluent market. In total, only eight Stallion Mustangs were produced. The Stallion was brought back for the second-generation Mustang but then not available after the 1976 model year.
The Mustang GT-R concept car unveiled in 2005 signaled Ford's return as a road-racing machine. The GT-R featured a 5.0, 440 horsepower Cammer crate V8 engine which could be further modified to produce an additional 100 horsepower. While the GT-R never made it into regular production, many parts were made available to weekend racers.
A special Mustang package known as the Sherrod was first introduced by Ford in 2008. Some features of the package included a billet-type upper and lower grille, side dual exhaust and a rear ducktail spoiler. The 2008 Mustang Sherrod came in a variety of colors such as Grabber Orange, Silver and White.
Created by Sherrod, a Georgia based manufacturer of van conversion kits, is the 500S. This upgrade package available on 2008 Mustangs onward includes a distinctive look, lightweight aluminum air splitter, '60s style billet grille, cold-air intake system, upgraded rims and side exhaust system.
Transfer cases are found in all four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicles and help distribute power to both the front and rear wheels. Transfer cases for four-wheel-drive vehicles, including Jeep transfer cases, typically come with two different gear settings — high and low — for low-speed rock crawling and situations where more traction is needed. Connected the rear of the transmission, the transfer case directs power through the driveshafts to both ends of the vehicle.
Between 1983 and 1986, the Predator Mustang was manufactured and sold through select dealerships. The brainchild of Tom Solomon, the designer involved with the Shelby and Cobra Mustangs, the Predator Mustang is one of the rarest and most sought-after Fox Body Mustangs due to the limited production numbers.
Targeted towards female car buyers to help boost I-6 sales in the late 1960's was the Sprint Edition Mustang. This edition Mustang was available in coupe, convertible and fastback with the option to select manual or automatic transmission.
Available on several Mustang between 1983 and 2010 was a five-speed manual transmission known as the T5. The T5 was an effort by Ford to give the Mustang better gas mileage and performance. The T5 was beginning to be phased out in 1995 and was replaced with the TR-3550.
Designed specifically for the racetrack, the Mustang SVT Cobra-R was first released in 1993 and is widely regarded as one of the best SVT products of all time. Only 107 SVT Cobra-R's were produced in 1993. The SVT Cobra-R also made another appearance in 2000 with only 250 being produced.
The Roush Warrior Mustang is a special edition Mustang designed solely for US military stationed overseas. The GT version of this special edition Mustang features a Roush supercharger making it capable of 670 horsepower. In order to be eligible for this special edition Mustang, you need to be currently active duty military and stationed overseas.
Supercharged with a 4.6L V8 engine capable of producing 450 horsepower was the 1992 Mustang Mach 3. The Mach 3 was the Mustang product development team's attempt to come up with a newly designed Mustang for the fourth generation.
For the 2011 model year, the DUB edition Mustang package was available as a special order from dealerships across the US. Upgrades included a Roush body kit, upgraded suspension and DUB logo embroidered on the front headrest.
Available only in Grabber Orange and featuring a black hood stripe and tornado decal, the Mustang Twister Special is highly sought after by collectors. Based on the already powerful 1970 Mach 1, the Twister Special added a drag pack suspension and either a Super Cobra Jet Ram Air engine or the new 351ci Cleveland V8. The Twister saw revivals in 1985 and 2008.
Since 1976, the Mustang Club of America has made many valuable contributions to the Ford Mustang brand. In 2010, Ford recognized the MCA by offering a special option package on the 2011 Mustang creating the Mustang Club of America Edition Mustang.
The K-Code engine was first available to Mustang buyers in 1964 and lasted until 1967. Less than one percent of the 1.7 million Mustangs produced were actually equipped with a K-Code engine. The K-Code Mustang is a highly sought-after vehicle by classic car collectors.
Mistakenly called "Playboy Pink", Playmate Pink was a special-order option available on first generation coupes and convertibles. These Mustangs are highly prized by collectors as very few real Playmate Pinks have survived through the years. Authenticating a Playmate Pink Mustang can be difficult since there is no official production data available.
More likely to be identified by exterior features that are not present than are present is the Mustang GTS. Favoring power over luxury, the Mustang GTS featured an HO 5.0L pushrod V8 engine, dual exhaust system, and 5-speed manual transmission. In 1996 Ford eliminated the GTS designation and replaced it with the 248A package.
Instrumental in the development of the Ford Mustang was Larry Shinoda. He has been credited with a number of key styling changes on the Boss 302. After beginning his career at Ford in 1955, he left to work on the Corvette Stingray at GM. In 1968 he returned to work on the Boss 302 and lead the Mustang design team from 1970-1973.
In 2003, Ford celebrated its 100th birthday since the company's founding in 1903. To celebrate this historic milestone, Ford created Centennial editions for many of its most popular and iconic models including the Ford Mustang. The Centennial Edition Mustang was based on a 2003 Mustang GT and featured a number of exterior and interior upgrades.
Several companies have owned the Jeep line over the years, but who owns Jeep today? Jeep is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, having acquired the division from American Motors Corporation in 1987. While most Jeeps are made in America, there are a few exceptions for certain models that do have production facilities in other countries. However, the Wrangler is fully assembled in America at an FCA factory in Toledo, Ohio.
The Mustang Ghia was Ford's attempt at creating a luxury Mustang during the 1973 gas crisis and available as a luxury package option on the second-generation Mustangs. While the Mustang Ghia saw a limited run in the USA, Ford offered the Ghia trim in Europe on most popular models until 2010.
With roots dating back to the early 1950’s, Chrysler’s Hemi engine is known for being a powerhouse. But what is a Hemi engine, exactly? A Hemi engine is an engine with a hemispherical cylinder head, hence the name. Along with the shape of the cylinder head, the top of the pistons are also dome-shaped in order to fit properly within the cylinder head. Although Hemi engine designs had been used in internal combustion engines before, it was Chrysler who revolutionized the Hemi.
The Cobra II Mustang package was introduced in 1975 as a response to the end of the oil crisis and an attempt by Ford to have a true contender to the muscle car throne. The Cobra II package was available on the 4-cyl, V6, and V8 fastback models.
Ford and Hertz teamed up in 1966 for a "Rent-a-Racer" promotion with the "H" in Shelby GT-H standing for Hertz. The promotion was revived two more times, once 40 years after the first promotion in 2006 and again in 2016.
The Track Pack was an optional package Ford offered Mustang GT buyers starting in the 2010 year. This optional upgrade consisted of features that enhanced performance such as 3.73 axle, front and rear stabilizer bars and retuned shocks and struts.
In the late 60s and early 70s, if you wanted a more luxurious performance sports car, then the Mustang Grande was for you. Produced during the last half of the Mustang's first-generation, the Mustang Grande featured a wood trim, smoother ride, and more sound-deadening materials.
A special edition and unofficial commemoration of the Ford Mustang's 25th Anniversary was the 7 Up Mustang. Originally produced to be given away at the 1990 NCAA finals, these special edition Mustangs were fast and stylish. The 7 Up Mustangs were unique with a Deep Emerald Green paint and white leather interior.
The second generation Mustangs are often forgotten now, but not the Mustang King Cobra which is one of the most popular special edition pony cars sought after by collectors. This Mustang played a key role in rehabilitating the Ford Mustang's image among car enthusiasts. Read more about the Mustang that was the first to feature the 5.0 branding.
Many special-edition Mustang models have become favorites of Mustang collectors. One of the earlier special-editions models was the California Special Mustang which was first produced in 1968 for only select Ford dealers in California. Ford has started to pay tribute to the GT/CS with recent models as well, including 2019's Mustang.
One of the most iconic Mustang paint colors of all time is grabber blue but do you know when it was first offered as a color option? Learn more about the history of grabber blue, its rise to popularity and some special Mustangs that rock this awesome color.
Optional for the 2004 Mustang GT was the 40th-anniversary package celebrating 40 years of the Ford Mustang. If you are interested in learning more about this historic milestone, check out this article that identifies what exactly constitutes a 40th-anniversary Mustang.
If you’re a Mustang enthusiast, odds have it that you’ve heard of the National Mustang Racers Association or “NMRA” for short. This association hosts a tour of drag race events all across the country every year. Starting in Bredenton, Florida in March and ending in Bowling Green, Kentucky in September. Hundreds of racers travel this tour across the country in order to compete in specific classes all circled around the quarter-mile dragstrip.
Sway bars, often referred to as stabilizer bars or anti-roll bars, are featured in many vehicles to help prevent vehicle body roll and lean, especially when cornering. Sway bars are attached to the chassis, helping connect both the right side and left side in order to stabilize the vehicle while still permitting each side’s suspension to move on its own. While sway bars are great for certain driving applications such as on the track or on the trail, the purpose that each sway bar serves will be quite different depending on the scenario. Let’s look at Jeep sway bars and how they improve performance off-roading and on the street.
Interested in learning more about the number of model year sales for the Mustang each year? Then check out CJ's look back at the Mustang sales throughout the years. Starting with its beginning in 1964, CJs looks at the top 5 model years based on sales and an overall look at sales for each model year.
The Jeep Wrangler is built for the outdoors, whether that’s crawling over rocks, racing in the desert, or traversing a creek. All JK and JL Wranglers are Trail Rated, as well as some of Jeep’s other vehicles including certain models of the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Renegade. But what does Trail Rated mean, exactly? Jeep’s Trail Rated vehicles have surpassed an extreme series of tests in five areas: articulation, ground clearance, maneuverability, traction, and water fording.
Sure, you love driving your pony car around, but have you ever wondered what the Ford Mustang is named after? The answer might surprise you! This article delves into the history of how the famed Ford muscle car got its name, as well as the history of the iconic Mustang pony car emblem.
Carroll Shelby was a man of many talents, and his influence lives on even after his passing. From the Shelby Cobra to the GT500 to the Dodge Viper, Carroll Shelby's influence is abundant on some of the fastest vehicles to hit the track. In this biography of Carroll Shelby, we highlight some of Mr. Shelby's finest projects as well as the humble beginnings that helped him blossom into the automotive icon in which he became!
A differential is a critical component of every vehicle, but what exactly is a locking differential? While similar to a standard, or open, differential, a diff lock allows equal amounts of torque to reach both wheels at the same time rather than spin at different speeds. Locking differentials are great for off-roading, especially in tricky situations where you may need a little extra traction.
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Autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars or self-driving vehicles, are basically exactly what they sound like. An autonomous vehicle is a vehicle that is self-driven, capable of making independent decisions based on certain driving conditions or situations. While there are different levels of autonomous vehicles, as technology continues to progress we only get closer to the development of a fully autonomous automobile. Several different companies are involved in self-driving car technology including Ford, GM, and Daimler.
Few cars have captured the world's imagination the way the Ford Mustang has. For almost 50 years, this American classic has been a staple in movies, television, radio, and in print. It has been an enduring object of desire and a symbol of the freedom of the open road. Because the Mustang is such a popular vehicle, the pony car has been subject to a great deal of dialogue and pop culture exposure over the years. Check out our list below of key Mustang facts as well as Mustang trivia and notable quotations.
They say that you should never judge a book by its cover, and this especially rings true for the EcoBoost engine. What it lacks in size, the EcoBoost more than makes up for it with its power and efficiency capabilities. Thanks to its turbocharged, direct-injection technology, the EcoBoost squeezes every ounce of power out of the smaller motor to create a one-of-a-kind driving experience. If you have ruled out a V8 engine, an EcoBoost motor would be an excellent choice for your Ford Mustang or F-150!
So you’ve heard of the Chevrolet Silverado, one of the most popular trucks in America. But what exactly is the Chevy C10? The C10 was included in the Chevrolet C/K line of trucks, originally debuting in 1960. The Chevy C10 was the half-ton, two-wheel-drive truck in the C/K series. Eventually leading to the creation of the Silverado, the C10 plays an important role in the history of Chevrolet trucks.
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Whether you are already a Jeep Wrangler lover or a new Jeep fan, you might have heard about the Jeep Wrangler JK. In production from 2007 to 2018, the JK Wrangler is one of the most-loved Wranglers ever created. From the release of the four-door version to the addition of the famed 3.6L Pentastar engine in 2012, the JK Wrangler has been making waves in the off-roading community and will continue to do so even after being replaced by the fourth-generation JL Wrangler.
If you’ve spent any time around Mustang owners and enthusiasts, you’ve probably heard the term “New Edge” being used in conversation. New Edge refers to a particular body style of Mustang, 1999-2004 model years. To better explain where New Edge is derived from, it should be known that New Edge Mustangs fall within the SN-95 Mustang generation, 1994-2004. SN-95 or SN95 Mustangs get their name from Ford’s body code, just like S197 and S550.
Have you just purchased your first Jeep? Ever wonder why Jeep drivers wave to one another? Then this article is for you. The Jeep Wave is a tradition among all Jeep drivers. It's a friendly reminder you drive the ultimate vehicle: the Jeep.
Recently named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Ford Motor Company, succeeding Mark Fields, meet Jim Hackett. Jim Hackett has an exceedingly long list of credentials to run one of our nation’s largest corporations. Serving as CEO of Steelcase for nearly 20 years, Hackett steps up to the plate in light of falling share prices during the reign of Fields’ tenure as CEO.
Before you lower your Ford Mustang to achieve that aggressive stance that you know and love, you are going to need to make several suspension modifications. Though some owners skip this step, adjustable panhard bars are essential towards keeping your rear axle centered when lowering your Mustang. Purchasing a new adjustable panhard bar is a small price to pay to ensure that your late-model Mustang’s rear axle will remain stable, in spite of all your high-performance modifications down the road!
When it comes to modding your Mustang out, many get to the point where they’re happy with how the car performs both in a straight line and on the twisties. However, it doesn’t stop there. Next up is weight reduction, and there are two sides to weight reduction with distinct goals in mind: sprung and unsprung weight or mass. Being a very important key to how a car handles under high load cornering G’s, unsprung weight will become your worst enemy. Getting educated and using that knowledge to figure out what’s next for your build can get you to the top spot at your next road course session.
Some of the most simple and overlooked questions can be the hardest to find an answer to. One of those would be the simple question of what does GT stand for when us enthusiasts use the term Mustang GT? Yes, in the most general sense, it stands for Gran Touring, but for the Mustang it means so much more.
For those who may have lifted or even stock ride height Jeeps or trucks, you may have experienced the dreaded ‘Death Wobble’ many off-road enthusiasts talk about. Death Wobble is a term coined by Jeep enthusiasts that refers to the rapid back-and-forth movement of your steering components when the front suspension is upset by a bump or void in the road.
Being one of the largest automotive specialty products showcases in the world, The SEMA Show takes place in Las Vegas every November. Every year, this trade show draws in the best and brightest when it comes to automotive parts and the latest aftermarket products for your Mustang. Just last year, there were north of 2,500 parts debuted at SEMA with that number rising each year!
The automotive industry is loaded with stories of people with humble beginnings that slowly climbed the ranks, and eventually changed the landscape of the business forever. Though Ford is filled with influential men and women throughout its 100-plus-year history, Lee Iacocca stands out amongst the crowd.
When searching for a new set of wheels & tires for your Mustang, an important thing to keep in mind is your Mustang’s bolt pattern. Not every car has the same bolt pattern, meaning you can’t take a wheel from another car and just slap it on your Mustang without checking the correct bolt pattern and other specs!