My email address is if you would like to start the conversation there. The old 200 ci inline six 3. The gas tank and tail pipes were under coated years ago. This estimate was more accurate given the previous power ratings were made before the addition of the mass air flow system, minor revisions in the camshaft profile, and other various small changes made throughout the production run. I think out of my database of 120+ cars, only 10 or so have that. Joe 727 510 7659Car in St.
This would be the last carbureted V8 in the Mustang. If you have read this far you know prices have been rising for Fox body Mustangs. Maybe the unpainted engine was built on a Friday at 4:59pm. Paint is original with a couple of dings on drivers edge. As of yet I do not have the numbers for the 8 track tape player. It was basically carried over intact from 1978.
They were shipped loose in a box in the seat of the pickup. It is an original survivor car. I would say that you have something special and unique. Cars and Concepts confirmed to our organization that in the next couple of years after the race numerous private owners of 1979 Pace Car Replicars asked to have the T-Top design installed in their car to mimic the look of those specially prepared cars that paced the race. If the customer wanted the lettering applied, the dealer would install it. We need your help and we will answer every email and phone call.
The majority of the convertibles were equipped with the new 3. Let me know what all info you need , I'm sure I have it 1979indypacecarCan you get to the buck tag to take a pic? The seats and fabric show minimal to no wear. Both are the same color. The 255 was mated only with the three-speed. When we bought it the car had 220,000 miles on it. A Holley R-6989A from a 1973 Ford was used on an aluminum high-rise intake manifold and a chrome air cleaner from a 1974 Ford police car. The only two engine options available on the cars were the new 2.
The front end featured a unique front air dam with fog lights, and a full length cowl type hood scoop, while the rear end got the new for 1979 rear spoiler all of these additions carried over to both the 1980 and 1981 Cobra. The removable panel roof option would not become an available option until the 1981 model year. Fires up immediately, goes through the gears smoothly. Two trim levels were available: the base model and the more luxurious Ghia model. Been used exclusively for cruise nights, or stored.
There was also the Sport option. These Mexican built Mustangs had a hybrid appearance from 1981 until 1984, using some Mercury Capri body parts. The unique front fascia featured an offset hood intake duct for the turbo intercooler and a grill-less nose with sunken single rectangular sealed beam headlamps, flush inboard parking lamps and wraparound outer turn signal lamps. For the first time, the 5. The new car also marked the return of the Mustang to pace car duties at the Indy 500, and 10, 478 replica Indy Pace Cars were built between April and July 1979 for sale to the general public.
One has a bare unpainted engine and the other has a Ford Corporate blue painted engine. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Pat L. But the intake was out of a truck for some reason. Regardless of make, few cars built thirty years ago can be expected to match this one for originality, making it an investment grade example of the 1979 Mustang Pace Car that will appeal to the most serious Mustang collector. Like all 1979 Mustangs, it featured an egg-crate style grille. The Ghia model still stressed luxury with usual interior upgrades and Ghia emblems. I was very suprised that my car had the original engine.
No major changes were seen for 1988, although the T-top roof option for hatchbacks was discontinued midyear. The seldom used individual power window switches, mounted within the quarter panel speaker grilles in the back seat, were removed. Does it have cruise or power locks? By the time we have the Grandnational here in Seattle I would have changed my car over to a 4bbl. Other Cobra features include color-keyed quarter window louvers, a black grille, and black lower body panels. Ford's only gesture at a 25th Anniversary Mustang was small, a passenger-side dashboard emblem with galloping-horse logo affixed to all models built between 27 March 1989, and the end of model-year 1990. Originally came with the C4 auto, but I swapped it out for a Tremec 5 speed trans. Originally conceived to be a production run of less than 5,000, the accountants within the company saw a chance to sell much more than demand and eventually produced 10,478 before each plant was retooled for the 1980 model year Mustangs.