My passion for the Mustang started with my
first vehicle when I turned 16 - a 1982 Capri RS that my dad helped me
buy. If you don't know, this was Mercury's sister car to the Ford Mustang
GT. It was Red & Gold with the good ole' 5.0 motor, and a
4spd manual transmission. More than enough power than any 16 year old
needed to get in trouble! I was hooked. From that point on I was a
here to view my Capri photo album.
My next car was a 1985 Mustang GT, fully
loaded, 5 spd with T-tops. It was Medium Canyon Red with the famous recaro
style GT interior in tan cloth. This car was freshly repainted, sans the
GT hood decal. This is one of my dream cars to add
to my stable someday. I currently have my eye on a couple different black
versions, so we'll see what pans out. If you know of a low mileage, all
ORIGINAL GT in Canyon Red or Black for sale with a 5 spd tranny, I would love to
hear about it. Unfortunately I wasn't much of a camera person when I was
18-19 years old, so I only have two pictures of it.
I sold the '85 when I was in college because I
THOUGHT I'd be better off in an economy car. After a few years driving a
40 mpg Escort EXP, I decided to
by the 82 Capri (back from the buddy I sold it too) when I graduated
college. He had it repainted, and swapped out the TRX wheels for the
standard sized 10-hole LX rims. I swapped out the interior from a Black
'86 GT with the famed charcoal Recaro style seats. And I found some TRX
rims, polished them out and put them back on the car - where they
belonged! Man what a difference. At this time, I could afford two
cars, so I was driving a Grand Am daily, and restoring the Capri for show.
I stopped once the interior was complete because I didn't have any more money or
time to sink into it. Sure wish I would have kept it now, as you don't see
many Capri's roaming around. Man - hindsight sure is 20-20 isn't
it?! First the '85, then the Capri - TWICE!
Another two years later (I think it was 1998) I got the
itch, and bought a pristine 1993 Electric Red LX 5.0. Now THERE is a car I
really wish I still had. It was MINT, all original with only 38k
miles. One snowy day I got rear-ended (only minor bumper scratches), and
soon after I joined the band and got the first of my two Labs. So I sold
it to buy an Explorer. Sad thing is, barely two weeks later I received a
company truck! Man was I bummed. Again with the hindsight
thing. This is also one of my dream cars to add to my stable. So
again - if you know of a '93 LX 5.0 with 5 spd. in Electric Red or Black, low
miles and ALL ORIGINAL I would love to hear about it!
here to view my '93 LX photo album.
After the '93 LX I spent 7+ years in various company vehicles, swearing
to myself that WHEN I buy another Mustang it was going to be brand new,
and I would pamper it for life as a collectors item. I had known
several people that owned low mileage, mint condition show-car 80's & 90's Mustangs, and I
too wanted one.
In 2005 this dream came true
when I purchased a brand new Saleen S-281. And since then I have even
added a pretty darn nice 1985 GT Convertible to the stable! Click on over to
the MY STANGS page to
see where my Mustang adventures have taken me today.