Car of the Day 12/3/18

Today’s car of the day is this Mustang Mach 1 that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the second phase of the fourth generation, which was made between 1999 and 2004. The Mach 1 was introduced at the 2002 New York Auto Show and was made between 2003 and 2004. The engine is a 4.6 liter Modular V8 that produces 305 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 5-speed manual, but it can also come with a 4-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 5 seconds and has a top speed of 156 mph. It can also run the quarter mile in 13.88 seconds at 101.9 mph. This car weighs 3,465 pounds since the chassis is unitary steel. A total of 7,182 of the Mach 1 were made, and this is one of the 814 that came in Oxford white.

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Car of the Day 12/2/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2019 Shelby GT350 that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the sixth generation of the Mustang, which has been in production since July of 2014 (the first model year was 2015). The engine is a 5.2 liter V8 that produces 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car can do 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds and tops out at about 180 mph.

Car of the Day 12/1/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’68 Mustang that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the second phase of the first generation, which was made between August of 1966 and August of 1968 (model years between 1967 and 1968). The engine of this one is a 4.7 liter Windsor V8 that produces 200 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic.

Car of the Day 11/3/18

Today’s car of the day is this Mustang II Ghia that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The Mustang II is the second generation of the Mustang, which was made between 1973 and 1978 (model years between 1974 and 1978). The engine of this one is a 2.8 liter Cologne V6 that produces 105 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 12.9 seconds and has a top speed of 99 mph. The reason why the Mustang II wasn’t as powerful as its predecessor is because of the oil crisis of 1973, which caused automakers to build smaller and fuel efficient vehicles. The Mustang was one of many vehicles affected by this. The Mustang II also shares the same platform as the Ford Pinto.

Car of the Day 10/26/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’84 Mustang Anniversary Edition GT350 that I saw in town yesterday. This is from the third generation of the Mustang, which was made between 1978 and 1993 (model years between 1979 and 1993). This version of the GT350 was only made for 1984 to commemorate the Mustang’s 20th anniversary, and a total of 5,260 were built. The engine of this one is a 2.3 liter turbocharged straight-4 that produces 145 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, and 350 ’84 GT350s had this engine. The transmission is a 5-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 121 mph.

Car of the Day 10/23/18

Today’s car of the day is this ‘65 Mustang that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. This is from the first phase of the first generation, which was made between March of 1964 and July of 1966. The engine of this one is a 3.3 liter Thriftpower straight-6 that produces 120 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 11.2 seconds and has a top speed of 102 mph.

Car of the Day 10/3/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2007 Shelby GT500 that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the first phase of the fifth generation of the Mustang, which was made between September of 2004 and December of 2008 (model years between 2005 and 2009). This generation of the Shelby GT500 was made between 2006 and 2009 (model years between 2007 and 2009). The engine is a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 that produces 500 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This Shelby was auctioned off for $47,300.