Jim Smart
September 1, 2004

The hardtop is something you might expect from the Great Lakes region-void of air conditioning, equipped with a conventional 2.80:1 axle and Cruise-O-Matic transmission, and more conservative in its execution. Underhood is a 200-horse 289-2V V-8. On the ground are not-so-conservative Styled Steel wheels with Firestone Champion tires. Inside is the same Ivy Gold interior with white appointments.

Preserving our history teaches us something about who we are and what we stand for in America. For two families long ago, it meant living the Mustang dream of a lifetime, just like Michael and Patsy live it today.