Used Ford Mustang For Sale
Emerging as a four seater and then a two-seater concept in 1963, the Ford Mustang for sale stepped into the light as another chapter in the company’s already wide success. Based on the platform of one of Ford’s other compact models, the car wore a sporty body with updated interior styling. Originally sold in 1964 as a coupe and convertible, the vehicle was available with an inline six-cylinder engine producing 101 hp, or a 260 cubic inch, 164 hp V8. Since then, the iconic fastback body style and numerous power plant variations and trim lines have followed it through its six generations.
Over the course of history, Carroll Shelby has influenced and improved Ford’s design. In 1965, the GT350 began production. They were delivered to Shelby in white, ready for modification. His team of California customizers installed modified 289 cubic inch V8s, tweaked to churn out 307 hp along with other performance modifications. In 1967, the GT500 Cobra was added as a more powerful version of the pony car and was capable of pushing out 355 hp. In addition to the production GT500, one concept car, the GT500 “Super Snake,” was dreamed up by Shelby. A 427 cubic inch racing engine was installed in the concept, turning out an impressive 650 hp.
In 1969, the 302 represented a special edition of the model with modified side air scoops, front architecture, and the introduction of the 302 cubic inch V8 with 290 hp. The displacement of the engine was chosen purely for homologation purposes in several racing categories. Looking forward to the fifth generation, a tribute to the original 302 was built from 2012-2013. Several other option packages are available on pony cars, such as the Mach 1 package on 1969-1978 cars, and the GT option from Ford, which is still offered today.
In addition to its popularity on the road, the car has gained notoriety on the screen in various roles most notably from its appearance in the Gone in 60 Seconds movies. Originally a 1971 in the 1974 filming, the car dubbed “Eleanor” was the first car in film history to be listed as a member of the cast in the film’s credits. In 2000, a remake of the film was made, and a modified 1967 fastback played Eleanor with Nicholas Cage.
2015 is the first in the lineup to feature independent rear suspension. Up to 2014, all cars have housed a live rear axle, a design choice regarded by many as archaic and primitive given what European design has done to influence the market.The sixth generation model hints back to its ancestry in profile shape, taillights, and fascia while integrating the modern design motifs of the brand.
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One of the three keys provided to owners to fire up the 2012 GT302 delivers a very different result. A special TracKey activates a TracMode in the engine management system, which alters more than 200 parameters to provide a racecar experience. The 302 already provides a visceral ride but the special key takes things up a notch by adjusting the car’s cam timing, spark maps, fuel control, throttle response, and other engine features for a more capable car on the track; Ford is quick to point out that TracMode is too intense for the street. Based on the GT, the 302 uses a new intake, revised camshafts, and more aggressive engine software to yield 440 hp. More than just a power upgrade, the Mustang GT was designed to be the best-handling Stang ever. It features a thoroughly revised and lowered suspension and electric steering system and is optionally available with a torque sensing limited-slip differential. Another unique feature of the used Mustang GT is its quad exhaust system: Two outlets exit in the rear and two more outlets exit to either side. These side pipes flow very little exhaust but create a lot of sounds.
- COST/PRICE: $40,310
- ENGINE: 5.0-liter V-8
- HORSEPOWER: 440 hp @ 6,500 rpm
- TORQUE: 380 lb-ft @ 4,250
- 0-60: 4.6 seconds
- TOP SPEED: 155 mph (limited)
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
- WEIGHT: 3,631 lb
- PRO: Quickest best-handling production
- CON: Track time should be required
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