Justin Fivella
May 2, 2017

We’re dropping the gauntlet here and proclaiming that the golden age of the SN95 and the New Edge is now upon us. That’s right, when’s the last time you found a nice example? Clean cars are getting harder to find, they’re going up in price, and they’re more respected than they’ve ever been—Okay, the Terminator was always revered, but the rest of the models are more sought-after than they’ve ever been. Maybe it’s because those that lusted after them in their younger years are old enough that can finally afford them or maybe it’s because it’s simply about time these chassis step back into the limelight—only time will tell.

Beyond the fact that the New Edge and SN95s have capable chassis, nice lines, significant aftermarket support, and solid power plants; their popularity is also driven by the many specialty examples. Proof of their resurgence was never more clear than at the 2017 Fabulous Fords Show at Knott’s Berry Farm this year, like the countless Cobras in the Snake Pit, Mach 1s, Saleens, Bullitts, and prime Roush examples that wowed us and the many gearheads that we caught drooling alongside us.

Speaking of the show this year, there were more SN95s and New Edges than we’ve seen in recent years. From mild to wild, drag racers to road racers, low-mileage stock examples to big-power showstoppers, this might have been their best year yet.

Just like the Fox-body platform, this year the Terminator and Four-Valve swaps were the hot ticket thanks to their ability to make big power with ease and the shock factor when the hood is popped. Other trends included more supercharged and turbocharged examples than we could have ever guessed, and big wheels and wide-fenders were also hot in the streets—if ever you wanted a temperature gauge as to what’s hot in the west coast Mustang world, the Fabulous Fords Forever show is the place to see what’s trending.

While it would have been impossible to capture all of the SN95s and New Edge cars at the 2017 Fabulous Fords Forever show, we did our best to bring you the strongest examples of all styles, so sit back and enjoy the photos.

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