25 Greatest Mustangs

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by 07 Boss, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. 07 Boss

    07 Boss Senior Member

    2,673
    204
  2. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

    Age:
    57
    1,415
    293
    The '74-'78 second generation models in the aftermath of the 1973 oil crisis represented a low watermark in Mustang history. Ironically they may soon become collectible.
    IMO the '65 Shelby GT350R was probably the most fun for its raw driving experience and lightweight chassis, while the '69 Boss 429 was a badass bruiser. It could have been even more badass if it wasn't choked at 375hp.
     
  3. Bullitt2954

    Bullitt2954 Member

    53
    25
    I’ve been hearing this for about two decades-plus now. Still not seeing it.
     
  4. Pentalab

    Pentalab forum member

    3,212
    234
    Simple. It's ugly as sin.
     
    Shaffe likes this.
  5. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

    Age:
    57
    1,415
    293
    True but then a lot of other ugly cars still became collectible. With Gen 1 & Gen 3 Mustangs already appreciating in value, Gen 2 Mustangs can be had at rock bottom prices at the moment but I have a feeling that'll change sooner or later as they approach 50 years of age.
    People said the same thing about Camaros of the same vintage and prices for those are steadily increasing.
     
  6. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

    9,889
    678
    The only thing any good about the Mustang II is the front suspension. The rest of it is garbage. It's an overgrown Pinto.
     
    Anti likes this.
  7. JimC

    JimC Senior Member

    1,776
    67
    And yet, from a sales perspective it was a HUGE success. Second in sales only to the first Mustang year.
     
  8. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

    Age:
    57
    1,415
    293
    That's funny. I guess people just wanted to own the Gen 2 Mustang for its name even if it did suck donkey balls.
    I'm surprised a YouTuber hasn't built one yet using a totaled '15-'17 GT as a parts donor.
     
    Anti likes this.
  9. dark steed

    dark steed Resident noob

    5,174
    449
    The Boss 429 was NOT choked at 375 HP. That was the “official” number for insurance purposes.
    I read where someone recently rebuilt a 1970 to factory specs and it dyno’d 500+ rwhp lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

    9,889
    678
    LMAO!!!! I just scrolled through the list (just got a minute to look) That last entry is THE best! HA HA HA!!!
     
  11. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

    Age:
    57
    1,415
    293
    Only choked in the sense that it came saddled with smog equipment and a smallish 735cfm Holley carb. Given a bigger carb, LT headers, and no smog equipment, 500+rwhp does sound plausible.
     
    dark steed likes this.
  12. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

    1,939
    159
    As for the 74-78 mustang II, not many mid 70's cars out of Detroit were memorable for their looks.

    The ugly stick was the most used tool in mid 70's automotive design.
     
    Buzz and dark steed like this.
  13. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

    9,889
    678
    Followed closely by the "it's gonna rust soon stick".
     
    kazman59 and banzai_bullitt like this.
  14. dark steed

    dark steed Resident noob

    5,174
    449
    Followed by the paint is gonna peel/fade/disintegrate but tough luck stick


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    banzai_bullitt likes this.
  15. 07 Boss

    07 Boss Senior Member

    2,673
    204
    All cars back then were sucky pieces of junk. If you think about it, it was probably one of the better choices out there.
     
  16. 07 Boss

    07 Boss Senior Member

    2,673
    204
    Wondered if anyone was going to scroll all the way down and see the camaro.
     
    banzai_bullitt and dark steed like this.
  17. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

    9,889
    678
    Ford sold 1.1 million of the Mustang II. Ford sold 1.2 million 64.5-66 cars. How many early cars do you see versus the MII's? LOL!!
     
    MrAwesome987 likes this.
  18. MrAwesome987

    MrAwesome987 forum member

    Age:
    24
    685
    184
    Probably see quite a few, if you include the ones that have been recycled into new cars!
     
    banzai_bullitt likes this.
  19. Grabber Blue 5.0

    Grabber Blue 5.0 forum member

    894
    17
    My first Mustang was 1978 4 cylinder car. My second Mustang was 1977 Cobra II with the powerful 129 horsepower V8. Were they great cars? Absolutely not but they did give me fond memories.
     
    MrBhp and dark steed like this.
  20. Laga

    Laga Member

    286
    74
    Glad to see my 05 made the list. My first Mustang was a 1979. While better than the previous 74-78 cars, it was a rolling piece of turd. Interior build quality was nonexistent. The 2.8L V-6 ALWAYS needed repair. And after 9 years, it rusted so badly, the drivers seat literally fell through the floor after hitting a pothole.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.