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FORD MUSTANG GT 2005 (2005) £16,000
- Contact: Dan
- Forum profile: piston-broke
- Location: London, United Kingdom
Mint condition 2005 mustang with only 23k on the clock. I bought this car totally stock 18 months ago, and have all the reciepts for the work carried out since ownership. I've serviced it twice in the last 6000 miles and have only ever used genuine ford parts, the oil I've used is motul chrono 300v.
Lowered (properly) on eibach springs.Custom exhaust fitted, the cats are still in place so no problems at mot time, but the silencers have been removed......this car is really, really loud. If you have neighbours who don't appreciate an old school V8 soundtrack, I'd give this one a miss. 20" staggered xxr 006 wheels, 10 inches wide at the back, 8.5 at the front. New falken tires all round. A cold air intake has also been fitted, and subsequent BAMA tune remap (more on this later). No idea what it's running at the wheels, but it drives like totally different to the stock car. Front lip spoiler along with billet front grill. A Steeda street bonnet has been fitted, and matching custom stripes have been painted on (not stickers). Car has been recently taxed and mot'd.
Now, the more interesting parts. The BAMA tune remap device is a handheld tuner that will come with the car. It doubles up as a fault code reader which can be used on most cars with the obd2 diagnostic port. When I bought the tuner, the company ask you what mods have been done, they then put three maps on the device which you can upload to the car to take advantage of the mods you do. This can be changed as the cars modified state changes, even down to the wheel sizes altering, they recalibrate it so the speedo reading is accurate with your new size wheels. The three maps are are basically three stages of tune, the first being the road use which is the more sedate one, next is street and finally race. Each map changes how aggressive the car behaves, meaning things like throttle response becomes more savage as you go up in stages. The gear changes also become much faster. I've never used the race one, as I've been told only ever use it on a track. The street one is currently uploaded and is more than enough. It spins the back wheels up very very easily in all conditions :)
The car has obviously had a new bonnet fitted for two reaons, one being asthetics, the other being down to a well known issue with the lips of the stock hoods corroding. My stock hood was fine, but I thought it was only a matter of time before it went, so used it as an excuse to fit this one :). The car also had a full front end respray at the same time to get rid of the couple of stone chips that were present on the bumper (not that there was many at 23k). So now the car is totally totally mint.
Interior is untouched. It has the shaker 500 stereo system with black leather.
The car has just had new discs and pads fitted at the front due to a slight judder at high speed.
The car now wants for nothing at all, it's ready for the summer. It has been undersealed underneath professionally, and maintained by me since I've owned it. It's as clean underneath as it is on top.
One thing of note, is that the car was used for filming in the new fast and furious film in london which is due out in may. To some of you this may put you off, but seeing the kind of cars it was parked with on the set may change your opinion. On the set it was parked next to an enzo one side, with a gallardo spider on the other, but bad for a blue oval muscle car. You'll also be able to say when the film is released that you own a car which features in a hollywood film :)
These cars are not expensive to own at all, parts are easily available over the internet, and the owners clubs are a wealth of information for any questions you might have. Tax is cheap, as is insurance.
I've never owned a car which attracts so much attention. All of which is positive, even none petrol heads will nod in appreciation for the mustang.
Classic & Sports Car essentials
- Engine layout: Front Engined
- Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
- Engine size (Litres): 4.6
- Engine configuration: V8
- Cylinders: 8
- Engine power (BHP): 360
- Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 5 seconds
- Fuel consumption (MPG): 15
- Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
- Previous owners: 2
- Mileage: 25,000
- Year: 2005
- Doors: 2
- Body type: Convertible
- Transmission type: Automatic
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Colour: Black