Thursday, July 28, 2011
Cars in the Park, Ford Muscle Cars, July 2, 2011
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. It is candy apple red--I asked the owner. There's a sign in the grill that says 427 Stroker.
He told me that when the sun hits it just right, it sort of glows. I think it looks pretty good here in the shade.
A couple of hours later, more sunshine, and it does seem to glow.
1969 Ford Mustang
The same 1969 Ford Mustang, different perspective.
Now for something out of the ordinary, at least to me.
Here's the recreated 1964 Thunderbolt, about which the Wikipedia says that a stock one (with the 427 cu. in. engine) could run a quarter mile at a drag strip in 11.76 seconds (122.7 mph).
The 427 Thunderbolt engine came with special exhausts which were not street legal, technically, so that the car made too much noise for the street, had massive traction bars, asymmetrical rear springs, and a trunk-mounted 95-pound bus battery that added traction. The car had Plexiglass windows to save weight and its base price was $3,780. Only 111 of the lightweight car that utilized a Ford Fairlane body were built.
It sort of looks like a family car from the back, doesn't it?
1967 Ford Shelby GT500, listed in the Wikipedia article as a pony car muscle model. The facts on this particular car--color, dark moss green; engine 428 cu. in. Police Interceptor; 355 hp with dual Holly 4 barrel; C-6 Tranny with 3.25:1 no slip diff.; power steering; power disc brakes; roll bar; shoulder harnesses; deluxe Shelby wheels; manufactured by Shelby American, Inc. on Feb. 22, 1967, # 0561 of 2,050 GT 500's produced.
Wonder if the owners are Oregon Duck fans?
1964 Ford AC Cobra--I couldn't find this particular car in the Wikipedia article, but I imagine anyone would think the word Cobra denotes muscle when it comes to cars.
1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1, listed in the article as a pony car muscle model.