Favorite Car You've Owned Besides Your Mustangs

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1992 Honda Prelude Si. Loved that car. Wasn't fast, but handled well and was just a fun little sporty car. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm contemplating selling my Viper and picking up another Prelude...

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Lack of available parts may be a deterrent. I have a 99 prelude and it’s rather discouraging to see he parts that are no longer available through Honda. Good thing I’ve been hoarding parts for the last 15 years…

 

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My 1966 Cobra Replica with a 408W Stroker...."Four Wheeled Motorcycle".....WHAT A BLAST.... we had it 12 years and never got hurt....much!! :thumbsup:😲:wink:

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Nice! Great color combo too, definitely one of the few I’ve seen in that color combo. Always used to seeing the common Blue’s, Silver’s and Red’s.

What brand kit Cobra was it? Did you build it yourself?

I’ve always had an interest in the Factory 5 kit Cobras ever since their entry into the Cobra kit market years ago. Their body shell I felt best represented the original Cobra in scope of design lines, width and length of the front end vs the rear end. They have an excellent following and seem to be very well put together kits as far as quality, flexibility with drivetrain options, etc. Thats not to say any other Cobra kit Co.’s are inferior, because they’re so many on the market today, just an opinion.

Why did you end up eventually selling?
 

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I’m torn! The ‘57 is Old Sally and the 2002 T-Bird is Blue Bird. We still have both of them.

The one I really miss is my ‘67 Fastback with a 289 hipo and a Doug Nash Street/Strip 5 speed. It was a lot of fun jumping beer cans!

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How is that 2002 TBird? Have you run into any reliability issues during your ownership?
 

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By far my Alfa Romeo Quadraflio. Car handles like a dream. Is over 600 HP with mods. Driving it after driving the Mustang is night and day difference in feel.
I had an interest in the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio (in red). It has an aggressive design element to it from the exterior to the interior for a 4-door sedan, different from others in the same market segment.

How’s reliability and/or maintenance costs?
 

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it’s a factory five mk 3 that I built about 12 years ago. Pumped up small block Ford with a T5

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Very nice F5! As I posted above to the other Cobra Kit, I’ve always liked the F5 kits.

How long did it take you to build? Do you still own it today?

Great color - again, different from the standard sheeple Cobra colors, nice choice!
 

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Nice! Great color combo too, definitely one of the few I’ve seen in that color combo. Always used to seeing the common Blue’s, Silver’s and Red’s.

What brand kit Cobra was it? Did you build it yourself?

I’ve always had an interest in the Factory 5 kit Cobras ever since their entry into the Cobra kit market years ago. Their body shell I felt best represented the original Cobra in scope of design lines, width and length of the front end vs the rear end. They have an excellent following and seem to be very well put together kits as far as quality, flexibility with drivetrain options, etc. Thats not to say any other Cobra kit Co.’s are inferior, because they’re so many on the market today, just an opinion.

Why did you end up eventually selling?
Thanks Cobra Jet.......it was a Classic Roadsters Kit.......had a 351W in it when I got it and I built the 408W Stroker......TORQUE MONSTER in a 2400# sled!! :wink:

The kit was originally bought by a guy in Eastern Virginia but he became ill and the wife sold it to John York Sports Cars in Richmond and they completed it. A guy in Birmingham, Alabama bought it and several years later in I bought it from him in 2002 and made several upgrades.:thumbsup:

I sold it to a licensed Road Racer near Savannah, Georgia and he ran it a couple years at Roebling Raceway.....see video of "Cobra Boo Boo" below!! 😲

BTW....the color is Pacific Green that Ford used on late 90's Tauruses I think??🤔

I recently wanted a Backdraft Car but unfortunately at my age and stage of inflexibility I cannot fold up enough to get out of it........MEAN OLE Mr. Gravity always assists in entering small cars ya know!!😐

 

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I have 21k miles on mine and except for oils changes nothing else. Well that and the tire I tear through.

Mine is as modded as you can get right now also. Waiting on some turbo upgrades in the works.
 

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My e92 M3. The GT350 and M3 share several key similarities, with the Shelby being bigger, more brutish and more capable. I ran Summit’s Shenandoah Circuit in the M just a few months ago and was back at Shenandoah last weekend in the Shelby. The Mustang was beyond my expectation despite being stock aside from camber set at negative two degrees, and on PSS tires.

The M had the strut pins pulled for a little over one degree of negative camber, H&R Race springs, H&R front sway bar, pads, motul brake fluid, secondary cats and resonators removed, rear section, intake, fresh plugs and coils, some aero, as well as Titan TS5s wrapped in RS4s.

This was a really fun car that did well on track, on road trips, at the Back of the Dragon and Tail of the Dragon. I could see myself getting a four door as a daily and for occasional driving events in the future.
 

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Thanks Cobra Jet.......it was a Classic Roadsters Kit.......had a 351W in it when I got it and I built the 408W Stroker......TORQUE MONSTER in a 2400# sled!! :wink:

The kit was originally bought by a guy in Eastern Virginia but he became ill and the wife sold it to John York Sports Cars in Richmond and they completed it. A guy in Birmingham, Alabama bought it and several years later in I bought it from him in 2002 and made several upgrades.:thumbsup:

I sold it to a licensed Road Racer near Savannah, Georgia and he ran it a couple years at Roebling Raceway.....see video of "Cobra Boo Boo" below!! 😲

BTW....the color is Pacific Green that Ford used on late 90's Tauruses I think??🤔

I recently wanted a Backdraft Car but unfortunately at my age and stage of inflexibility I cannot fold up enough to get out of it........MEAN OLE Mr. Gravity always assists in entering small cars ya know!!😐

Wow…. At least it does not seem from the vid that there was any sever damages (or was there)… but damn that sounded nice when it was opened up several times during that vis!

Ever think of buying it back?
 

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Wow…. At least it does not seem from the vid that there was any sever damages (or was there)… but damn that sounded nice when it was opened up several times during that vis!

Ever think of buying it back?
No damage and he was LUCKY!!

When he got the car from me he ran it and beat his Mustang Race Car's lap time by a few seconds but he said it scared him 'cause it had waaaay more "GO" than "WHOA" so he put BIG BRAKES all around and shave more time but said he still couldn't run WOT down the front straight because of noise restrictions!!

He sold it to a guy from Minnesota a few years ago and the guy drove it back with no problems!!
 

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My favorite car was, and is, my 1967 Cougar. I've owned it since 1986, and bought it going into my senior year of high school. The pic was taken over the 4th of July holiday weekend four years ago, a random, on a whim shot with my phone. It's one of my favorite pics of it.

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Wow great picture, ive never been a big fan of cougars but it looks great from that angle
 

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No damage and he was LUCKY!!
No damage was partly luck in that there was plenty of runoff room. But I think "in a spin, both feet in" had a lot to do with it.

He was clearly in lift-throttle deceleration at the time, which is going to be tricky in a lightweight low-PMOI car that has huge amounts of engine braking available.


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No damage was partly luck in that there was plenty of runoff room. But I think "in a spin, both feet in" had a lot to do with it.

He was clearly in lift-throttle deceleration at the time, which is going to be tricky in a lightweight low-PMOI car that has huge amounts of engine braking available.


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Norm, I think we need to have a beer together! 🤣🤣🤣
 

 
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