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1977 Ford Mustang Cobra II & 1996 Ford Mustang Convertible - Pony Express
Farrah FollowerI just saw something on TV that prompted me to write to you guys. While watching the TV show, E! True Hollywood Story, I discovered the Farrah Fawcett story. About midway through, they featured a photograph of Farrah dressed in white shorts and a white cut-off shirt, sitting on the hood of her '77 Cobra II. Wow! To me, this photograph was even more striking than her famous '76 poster. This has to be one of the coolest Mustang II photos in existence! It would be cool if that photo could somehow be reproduced as a limited-edition poster. Anyone interested in Mustangs (II or not) would like this photograph. It's a classic!Jay RobertsLos Angeles
There's a II under her?
Wanna Feature?I've been a subscriber to Mustang Monthly for many years now and have enjoyed many of your articles, e.g., tech, editorial, and so on. I've participated in four Pony Trails, and I am a very active Mustanger from Utah. Yes, we have nice Mustangs out here too!
In April 1999 I drove with the Mustangs in Motion to the 35th Anniversary in Charlotte, North Carolina. During that trip, I was fortunate enough to meet Mustang Monthly's Senior Editor, Jim Smart, and had some great times with him. Last April, I trailered my newly restored '66 K convertible to the Mustangs Plus show in Stockton, California, where Jim did a photo shoot on my car. I met up with him in Bellevue, Washington, in July 2000, and he asserted that an article had already been written.
I've been waiting patiently, month after month, hoping to see my car in the magazine. I realize it takes time to get car shots in the magazine. I just received my Apr. '01 issue and was again disappointed. At this point, I'm wondering what the problem is. Did the photos not turn out? Is my car the wrong color? Did I put some fiberglass pieces on a K convertible that would prevent the car from being published? What are the criteria to have a car in your publication? I may be a little biased here, but I believe my car is every bit as nice as most cars I've seen in your pages throughout the past 20 years. A response would be greatly appreciated.Mike EppersonSalt Lake City, UT
Well, Mike, your convertible is still in our files, and we hope that getting your Bullitt in the magazine this month will soothe your angst. As far as criteria, it really boils down to such things as the number of cars like yours in our files, (currently, there are 12 '65-'66 convertibles waiting to be featured).
Cars that stand the best chance of getting in are the ones that are more rare on the show field. The '69-'73 Grands, plain-Janes, and oddballs always catch our eye. Also, it depends on what we're out of-right now, it's '67-'68s and '69-'70 non-Mach 1 anything. The '71-'73 ranks are also hard to fill. Though there are some nice cars out there, many fall short of what we look for in a feature. Look for an article in the coming months on how to build a car that's feature material.
Ok? OkI've been subscribing to Mustang Monthly for about three years now, and I enjoy the magazine very much.
I'm the original owner of a yellow '67 Mustang convertible with a black ragtop. It has a 200ci I-6, three-speed manual transmission, and about 315,000 miles on the odometer. I also own a dark green '96 Mustang convertible with a tan top. It has a 3.8L V-6 and an AOD. It has about 85,000 miles on the odometer.
I've made very few changes to either car because I enjoy them in their original state. It's been interesting to read about the various changes to the Mustang throughout the years; my son and I discuss these changes.
He has a '66 hardtop that runs a 200ci I-6 with an automatic transmission, as well as a '69 hardtop equipped with the 302 2V and an automatic. He also owns a '90 convertible with a 302 SEFI.