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1995 Ford Mustang GT

The GT

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The GT is a 1995 Ford Mustang GT with a 5.0 V8 and a Borg-Warner T-5 5-speed manual transmission that became my beloved baby after purchasing it back in 2003.

Ever since the SN-95 body style debuted for the '94 model year, I've had a soft spot for it. I spent a number of years making half-hearted attempts to buy one until I finally succeeded in March of 2003. I found this one on eBay, and although it did have an issue with the front hubs, I was immediately enamored with her.

I love the way this car handles, brakes, and feels to drive.

That said, it does have a couple of issues, only one of which can potentially be resolved.

The first issue is that it sits too high. I don't mean the car's stance, but rather, my butt in the seat. Like all of the Mustangs from '79-'04, for some reason Ford thought it was a good idea to provide better ingress and egress than a lower, superior position in the chassis for driving like the early cars. It's one of my big pet peeves, but, there isn't anything I can do about it.

The second issue may be something I can fix, and that is its lack of power – especially in the bottom end. I'm willing to give it a try, provided I can accomplish it without upsetting the rest of the car, its drivability, its reliability, or its durability. The car is so well engineered, I want anything else done to it to have the same level of refinement, so we'll see what I end up doing with it – if anything.

Right now, it sits derelict after the clutch and trans went belly up back in 2006. Yeah, it's been down for 12 years, but it's far from out.

One day – hopefully soon-ish – she will ride again.

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