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Stan Teaters' 1987 Mustang LX
From Vintage Mustangs To A 10-Second Street 5.0
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When it comes to Mustangs and high performance, you can basically divide everything into two campsolder people who love the classic musclecars and a younger genera- tion that grew up with the 5.0 Mustangs. Yet, Stan Teaters of Glen Allen, Virginia, is one of those who bridges that gap. But youd better be quick if youre going to ask him about it because his 87 LX street car knows how to fly!
Ive been around fast cars for over 25 years, Stan says. I started out with a 65 Stang, and I have had a lot of Mustangs and other musclecars including several Cobra Jets and Bosses. When Ford finally came out in 1982 with something that had a little bit of horsepower again, I got into the later models and just decided that the performance, handling, and creature comforts were hard to beat. I always liked the horsepower and the fact that you could still enjoy [the cars] on the street.
Stan bought the car new back in 1987 and kept things low-key for several years before going with some of the basic bolt-ons such as exhaust, pulleys, and gears. As the 5.0 movement grew, however, plans evolved and Stan decided he ultimately wanted a nine-second street cara thing that would have been unthinkable back in the late 60s.
Horse Sense: Stan Teaters has run a 10.90 at 126-plus mph to date with the car. Hes having fun refining his combination with solid plans to get in the 9-second zone. With the fun Stans having with this car, he may never look at a classic Mustang passing by again!