Just some guy
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: SC foothills, USA
Performance, stock I guess a '93 5.0. For more interesting performance an SVO. For a carbureted 5.0, an '85 GT.
Handling, an SVO. Otherwise an '89-93 GT as they started using the bigger brakes in '89.
Looks is a personal thing. I like the "shark mouthed" '85-6 cars. It seems everybody and his brother still has plastic headlight cars, but not so many "four eyed" ones around. '84 and earlier cars aren't bad but somehow the grill never really appealed to me.
If you plan on modifying one quite a bit, it doesn't matter, they all have great potential. The '83 and earlier cars are harder get some parts for though.
.... it wouldn't be the first time reality took theory and conjecture out behind the woodshed and gave them a good thrashing.
I have some cars. With a long list of parts on them that if anyone was interested in, they'd ask.