March 8, 2004

Stock Fox

It's not often these days that you see a Fox-body GT without drag-race wheels and Flowmaster mufflers. But Mustang Club of America Regional Director Bob Kacinko, from Churchill, Pennsylvania, has chosen to keep his '92 GT hatchback completely stock, with the exception of an Alpine stereo. In fact, Bob special-ordered the Ebony black GT with radio delete because he didn't like the sound of the factory radio. With only 53,000 miles on the odometer, the 5.0-powered GT has won over 50 show trophies, including a number of Best of Show, Gold, and First Place awards in MCA competition.

Impulsive GT

After attending a Mustang show near his Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, hometown, John Dauberman found himself at the local Ford dealer, where he and his wife purchased this Autumn Gold '97 GT. "I guess you could say it was an impulse buy," John says. Before taking delivery, John had the dealership install the Ford SVO side exhaust. John has learned from the Third Generation and Beyond National Registry that only 120 GT coupes were produced in Autumn Gold with the Ebony (black) interior and five-speed. A "sunny-day" driver only, the GT has never been in the snow.

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New Zealand Mach

Paeroa, New Zealand, is now the home for this '69 Mach 1, which was imported from California in 1989. Current owners Kevin and Margaret Mold bought the 351W-powered Mach in 2000 with 92,000 miles on the odometer. After a 21/2-year restoration by the Molds, the Candyapple Red Mach 1 is back on the road for runs and other events with the Waikato Mustang Club. Originally equipped with air conditioning, fold-down rear seat, power steering and brakes, and FMX automatic, Kevin and Margaret strayed a bit from stock by widening the 12-slot wheels for a more muscular stance.

Family Tradition

Since 1965, this GT fastback has been owned by one of the Braun brothers in Boise, Idaho. Originally purchased brand-new by older brother Don, it was later owned by younger brother Steve. Today, the Twilight Turquoise fastback is owned by Robert and Glenda Braun, who had the car "stripped from bumper to bumper and fully restored to original condition" in 1998. According to Robert, "The Pony escorted the three brothers to the ski hill many times in its first life." In its second life, the car is a show winner, taking three "Outstanding" awards at the Boise Roadster Show. Robert and Margaret are active members in the Treasure Valley Mustang and Ford Club.

Big Red Sled

That's what Hank Gries calls his red '73 convertible. Purchased in 2000 from previous owner Max Sallisbury, who had the car featured in Readers' Album when it was stock, Hank put the car through a total makeover, adding restomod touches like the Edelbrock 17-inch wheels, front spoiler, lower stance, and "ticket-me-red" paint with white stripes. For power, Hank installed a 351 Cleveland crate engine that's been pumped up with a mild performance cam and Edelbrock carburetor, along with a four-row radiator "for those toasty runs to L.A." from Hank's hometown of Phoenix.