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7 best Ford Mustangs of all time

7 best Ford Mustangs of all time

Not every Mustang, or every generation of Mustang, is great. In 1967 the Mustang was whipped by Mopars and Chevys at traffic lights all over the US. Tasca Ford in Providence, Rhode Island, stepped up to the plate and solved the power problems of the S-Code 390 model. They took out the 390 V8 and replaced it with a modified 428 Police Interceptor engine that included spare parts, 427 style heads and a 390 GT cam. Ford took notice and used the recipe and its own parts bin to build the Cobra Jet and added a few extra items, such as the first ram air system. It was a street-legal racer, and Ford, reportedly at the time, deliberately undervalued the engine as a bit of play art in the National Hot Rod Association’s drag racing classes and insurance companies. With a few choice additions, such as slick tires and a traction bar, the Cobra Jet was able to run quarter-miles in 11.49 seconds. Ford advertised the 1968 Cobra Jet (we don’t have a “one and a half” company here) with 335 horsepower, but in reality the tuners measured it at about 410 horsepower.

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