Dale Amy
April 27, 2006

George Huisman must lie awake night after night with CAD-style 3-D Mustangs rotating slowly in his noggin's grey matter, his mind's eye examining restyling opportunities from every possible angle. The owner of Classic Design Concepts has always seemed to lead the way with just-right visual enhancements for every recent generation of Pony, and it looks like George's insomnia has paid off again, this time with cool choices in chin spoilers and rear ducktails for the S197 coupe or convertible.

CDC's three-piece ducktail spoiler kit is available with or without the subtly frenched-in Pony emblem. Either is available unpainted for $295, but for $100 more, you can buy one finished to match any of the S197 factory colors, a bargain if you're familiar with body/paint shop prices these days.

For up front, CDC (www.classicdesignconcepts.com) offers Classic and Aggressive GT chin spoilers, along with a specific model designed for the V-6 Mustang's slightly different front fascia. All are available unpainted or in textured, matte black for a real Boss look. Out back, CDC has crafted a subtle wraparound ducktail, with or without a frenched-in tri-bar pony, available unpainted or in any S197 factory hue.

In typical CDC fashion, materials are top-notch and installation is straightforward with help from well-illustrated instructions. We followed along as a matte-black Classic-model chin spoiler and pre-painted ducktail with a pony were fitted to a Satin Silver GT ragtop at CDC's Walled Lake, Michigan facility. Our suggestion? Order them pre-painted and you'll have them on your S197 with very little time and effort.