Just bought a '07 Mustang GT!

Discussion in 'Pictures and Videos' started by GT97222, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. GT97222

    GT97222 Junior Member

    Hi all,

    I've been combing the classified for a while now and finally did it. Bought my first S197. I've had two SN-95s before as daily drivers. This car will be more of a weekend car. Has high miles (130k) and although it's in good shape, the previous owner put off a lot of the maintenance which I will have to do. But at $8500, I think that's an OK starting point. Right away I took it to the shop as the rear wheel bearings were shot and I had to replace a $700 evap charcoal container. But my goal is to do some of the other upcoming maintenance myself.

    I think it's a GT Premium it's got the Shaker 500 and leather seats. Looking at the brochure, it might also have the Comfort package with heated seats and auto dimming rear view mirror. It's also got the 18" Polished aluminum wheels.

    Take a look. Vista blue..
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  2. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

    Congrats. That's a lovely car.
    Any plans for mods/upgrades?
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  3. GT97222

    GT97222 Junior Member

    I'm looking at the Vogtland springs on American Muscle. I think the 1.2" drop would improve the look, but not be so noticeable.

    I'm also looking for a set of the stock 17" painted aluminum wheels. It's just I've been looking at Mustangs for so long and always pictured the one I got with those wheels.

    After that I think it's just maintenance for a while. I can tell the suspension needs some bushing, shocks probably.
  4. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

    Blue cars like that are not very common. Looks nice.

    You will find more collective knowledge about these cars here than ANYWHERE else on the interwebz.

    Search first before asking questions. Read the posting rules.

    Oh and welcome.
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  5. 06 T-RED S/C GT

    06 T-RED S/C GT forum member

    Very nice find on your "07" vista blue GT. Enjoy, congrats and welcome aboard :waytogo:
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  6. Iceman62

    Iceman62 Bullitt 6005

    Sweet GT - love the color. Congrats & welcome!
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  7. Anti

    Anti forum member

    Now the fun begins. Welcome
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  8. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

    Love the car, congrats!
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  9. Macman45

    Macman45 Resident Geriatric

    Pretty car! I wanted that combo when I found mine. You also have the optional Charcoal dash trim, and Appearance package (faux hood scoop and rolled exhaust tips), and Satellite Radio module (wart on trunk).
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  10. Mustang Mike

    Mustang Mike Junior Member

    Good looking Color! Got mine new years ago and many mods since!
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  11. MasterofDisaster

    MasterofDisaster Member

    Beautiful car. I would recommend you stick with the stock 18" wheels. You have more brake options with 18"
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  12. SpecOps13

    SpecOps13 3rd Childhood Thing

    Awesome car Bro ( By Your Shadow ). Now to make it your car. That's the fun part... This is a Great Forum to be part of... Very Helpful Members.
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  13. Shotokan1509

    Shotokan1509 forum member

    Congrats, it is the best color for sure.
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  14. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

    This ^^^

    Not to mention that your tire options are better in 18" as well. Even if you never upgrade the brakes to GT500 or other "big brake kit" (which really isn't necessary for a street-driven '07 GT), you will at some point need fresh rubber.

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  15. axis101

    axis101 Junior Member

    Welcome - I feel you’ve got a good clean deal. I also recommend, at least 18”...or possibly 19”, not just for brakes, but also a wider selection of the better tires.
    I have an ‘08 Bullitt. Although many people do not want to mess with that particular model, as far as originality, I found with spirited driving, wheel weight and cost & a few other factors, my search led me to a set of Laguna Seca wheels from a ‘12 Boss - reasonable for me all the way around, and handles great fitted with Continentals. I had Michelin Pilot on the original wheels, they were great tires but for me, the Boss combo works even better for a fun (not race car) with a few more ponies under the hood. Best of times to you and ole Blue.
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  16. axis101

    axis101 Junior Member

    BTW - With the new wheels, I felt the opportunity to upgrade brakes without braking the bank. I looked on Craigslist and found a set of new Shelby takeoff fronts and the purchased the increased diameter rears. What a difference for little money.
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