November 22, 2013

Best at Mustang Week

After his beloved 1973 convertible was T-boned by a Cadillac in 1986, Ed Crosswhite purchased this 1970 convertible, which was “used and abused” as a daily driver until 2000. Dragging it from state to state, he finally saved enough for a restoration. To make it a comfortable driver, Ed swapped the original three-speed for a T-5 and added power front disc brakes, a 9-inch limited slip with 3.73 gears, Borgeson power steering, an American Autowire harness, and 17-inch Coys 67 series wheels wrapped with BFG g-Force T/A KDWs. Ed’s first big adventure was a drive from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach for MustangWeek, where his ’70 convertible placed Best in Class.

Birthday Surprise

Courtney Mayhew’s timing was impeccable when she mailed in a photo of her father’s ’65 Mustang in hopes for a birthday surprise in Mustang Monthly. “My father, Roger Mayhew, has a birthday in June and it would be a wonderful gift for him,” says Courtney. She notes that her father’s hardtop was used in Master Power Brakes’ advertising back in 2004, but since then he has made a number of changes, including a Hampton supercharger with twin Holley four-barrel carburetors and Pro Street–style wheels and tires. Roger and his thoughtful daughter live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.

Her Pick

Peter Huizer was so enamored by his ’67 Mustang (see below), he decided to find another classic car for daily use. “I asked my wife what she would like and she picked the ’65 Mustang coupe,” Peter said. At classic car dealer Movie Cars in The Netherlands, he purchased a nice one with beige exterior and interior. “Later I researched the paint and learned that this car was originally Champagne Beige, one of the rarest ’65 colors and used on Mustangs for just one year. Since it was painted in a Volvo color, I had a local painter repaint it in the original color.”

His Pick

When Peter Huizer from Rijswijk in The Netherlands started looking for a classic car with a big V-8, he was thinking about TVRs and Jensens. But when a friend “imitated” the sound of a V-8 Mustang, Peter decided to search for a ’67 Mustang fastback. “Any color but white,” Peter said. Of course, he ended up with a white one, a GTA with the 390 big-block, A/C, Styled Steel wheels, and other options. “The first time I drove it, I was like, ‘Wow!’” Peter explains. “I had never driven an automatic and this devil kept going faster! Some guys drive alongside and wave, meaning I have to go for it. I push the pedal a little and I fly away!”

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