Readers' Album - February 2014
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Pete Watson from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls had always wanted a Shelby Mustang. But with the high cost of an original, it was financially out of the question. So using Shelby parts from Tony Branda Performance in Pennsylvania, he started with a '67 Mustang fastback and built it into a Shelby "Tribute." Painted in Highland Green with white stripes, including over-the-tops LeMans, the Mustang is powered by a J-code 302 with a Toploader four-speed. It's also equipped with fold-down rear seat, front disc brakes, and overhead console.
Tony Palmieri has a thing for '69-'70 Mustangs, as you see from his three-SportsRoof collection. From front to rear: '70 Boss 302 ("100 percent concours restoration down to every detail; I did everything except the paint"), '69 Mach 1 ("29,000 miles, an MCA Gold winner in the Unrestored class; hasn't seen rain since 1983"), and '70 Mach 1 ("Not concours restored but you have to look very closely to realize what's different)."
In July 1964, just after turning 16, Patrick Farrell's father took him to Charles Prince Ford Sales in Colfax, California, to look at new Mustangs. "I'll never forget the moment when I came face-to-honeycomb-grille with a white 289 hardtop," Patrick says. "Dad told me that he had won $800 in Reno and he knew about the $400 in my savings account. Then he said, ‘If you took the $150 you'd save by getting a 260 instead of the 289, you could use it to get a convertible.'" On July 24, with his dad co-signing, Patrick drove away in a Prairie Bronze convertible. He still owns it today, looking as good as new after completing a three-year restoration in 2012.
On good days in Edmonton, Canada, you'll find Phil Carey tooling around in his Alloy Grey '07 Mustang GT convertible with five-speed. In addition to the factory Premium package, Phil has added Shelby wheels, light bar, hood scoop (with "4.6L V8" emblem), and Shelby rear spoiler.
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