Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Well, before such cars as the Firebird Trans Am, people often wanted to go fast without all the dress-up junk. That's why you could get a K code Mustang that was NOT a GT in 65-66. In fact, for the first year of production, you could get a K code, but the GT had not been invented. Similarly in 67, there were a lot of 390 Mustangs that were not GTs. The hardtop was the lightest body, so those in the know bought them, not fastbacks. The convertible weighed even more. A plain Mustang hardtop with a big engine was very fast, and unassuming, we called them "sleepers", because they lacked ornamentation, and the exhaust was very subtle, at least until you jumped on it. Even my "other" car, which totally lacks visual subtlety, has very quiet exhaust, until I jump on it. Then the straight through (and stone-stock) chambered mufflers notify every cop for half a mile that I'm in a hurry.
Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.