was bought in Greensboro, NC from a private person named
Sean. He was a student too and enjoyed driving a fast car.
But for some reason he bought a new 4-cyl car. Anyway, the
Mustang was purchased for $3900, with a big 400-watt stereo.
It had a bad battery, which was replaced shortly after.
A 302 Ford V8 breathed under the hood. After the first test-drive
Marco was convinced: What an enormous power plant! From
this point on he said "she" when referring to the Mustang.
The car had two Flowmaster mufflers, power-pulleys, and
the intake-silencer was removed. The output peaked around
240hp. The massive torque was handled by a 5-spd manual
transmission, which had to be replaced several months later.
Second gear, the fun-gear, was worn. Imagine driving in
second at about 35mph, floor the accelerator and the rear
would break loose, especially on wet surfaces or in curves.
In first you could do doughnuts forever. Say hello to the
The Mustang was the flagship during the trip to Californ-I-A.
As mentioned, the transmission gave up and was replaced
by a newer one. But apart from that it was a good car, comfortable
too with cruise control and A/C. By the end of the trip
one of the tailpipes had broken off by accident and the
new transmission was acting up again: there was an oil-leak.
This time professional Ford mechanics put in a Ford Motor
Sport T5 for heavy-duty use.
One of Mark's good friends and his wife used the Stang for
their honeymoon! They took it across the country once more.
Some things broke: clutch, muffler, and suspension.
In the summer of 1997 Marco and two buddies used the car
for vacation purposes one last time. They toured the East
Coast. There were no problems at all. A fuse was the only
thing that was replaced. In the fall of '97 the Mustang
was finally sold.
Video: Two rednecks
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