Back in August, I sold my beloved 05 V6 vert pictured below, for the same amount that I bought it for a few years ago (exact same price, had about $1500 in mods on it). Had 55k miles on it and no problems at all.
In September, and after months of searching and test driving. I found what I was looking for. My search took me to six states and then ended in Manassas, VA. Where I found.... (the cover was mine, which I kept from my old S197)
Where I found a 2005 Mustang GT convertible, 5-speed, red leather interior, and 38,000 miles.
When purchased, the car came with:
Ford Bullit grille
Mac Boomtube resonators
Cervinis side scoops
20" chrome American Racing Shelby Redline
Toyo Proxes 4 tires- 255 front, 295 rear
From here, I knew I wanted to eventually add navigation and needed to be able to use my iPod/iPad 2/ iPhone 4S. So I added a Pioneer 4300DVD with a the 5V regulator and the relay bypass to use video while moving.
I also bought an OEM throotlebody that was ported and polished by Jerry Strannigan. His bench tests say 12-13% higher flow. I don't know about actual power but response picked up a noticeable amount and my gas mileage (with no other changes to the car or driving style and driving the speed limit on the highway, I can average 27-28mpg.)
I also cleaned up the engine bay a little
I have also bought a few more parts that I haven't installed yet, I am waiting to install to get the LT's ceramic coated:
Mac longtube headers
SLP high flow cats
I am hoping to get the shop that is doing the LT install to run a dyno before and after to see what a full bolt on exhaust system does with an NA car.
I am in love with this car and couldn't be happier. I have a nice spreadsheet with all the mods I plan to do over the next few years. I will be updating this thread as I add more to the car.