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Old 06-15-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
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The Next Specialty Mustang Is...?

The California Special (CS)!

And the decision to build a new version at this time makes sense. Some
of the upcoming Shelby GT-500 trim pieces can be reused helping cut
costs, and a CS new Mustang is likely to be lack any additional
firepower than what the standard Mustang GT offers, so it won't take
the performance spotlight of the new Shelby.

What's everyone else's opinion on a new California Special Mustang?

Read below then decide.

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Despite the possibility that Ford is poised sell 200,000 Mustangs in
2005, Ford plans to keep the Mustang fresh with new models. In addition
to the 2007 Shelby GT500 (see videos) and the recently announced 2006
V6 Pony Edition, sources on Team Mustang told BlueOvalNews that they
will introduce another specialty model.

Move over Bullitt, Mach 1. According to a member of Team Mustang, it
didn't take Ford long to decide on the next specialty Mustang to
succeed the Bullitt and Mach 1. No, it won't be a GT350 or a Boss - but
it will be a Mustang nameplate from the late 1960s.

The next specialty Mustang will flash back to 1968 and California. If
you guessed the Ford Mustang California Special, then you hit the nail
square on the head.

The California Special Mustang will feature some items from the 2007
Shelby GT500, however, the California Special itself will be based off
of a Mustang GT and will be a limited production model.

Sources at Team Mustang told BlueOvalNews that the California Special
Mustang it set to appear after the Shelby GT500 hits the streets.
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Patrick
'93 Cobra

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Old 06-15-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote
> The California Special (CS)!


California Special GT/CS
www.californiaspecial.com

> And the decision to build a new version at this time makes sense. Some
> of the upcoming Shelby GT-500 trim pieces can be reused helping cut
> costs, and a CS new Mustang is likely to be lack any additional
> firepower than what the standard Mustang GT offers, so it won't take
> the performance spotlight of the new Shelby.
>
> What's everyone else's opinion on a new California Special Mustang?


THE major thing that differentiated the GT/CS from the Shelby's when it came
to cosmetics was that the Shelby COULD NOT come in a coupe and THE ONLY WAY
to get a GT/CS was AS a coupe. HOW are they going to differentiate the new
ones? It'll have to be more than just a stripe and the Shelby nose. Hardtop
on a 'vert for a coupe look? They tried that and it flopped in '94, plus
there would be NO headroom in the rear seats.

I'm betting that we'll see some High Country Specials then too, since the
HCS came first and, along with ol' Shel's "Little Red", inspired the idea of
the GT/CS 2 years prior. I'm sure that the Denver DSO will get involved one
way or another. The HCS registrar and member's have been pushing local
dealers to have a new HCS in '06 for its 40th Anniversary.

It will be interesting to see what they come up with, and will it sell
nationally or as it did originally.
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Scott W.
'66 Mustang High Country Special 289
'68 Ranchero 500 302
'69 Mustang Sportsroof 351W
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Old 06-15-2005, 23:02   #3 (permalink)
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<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
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> The California Special (CS)!
>
> And the decision to build a new version at this time makes sense. Some
> of the upcoming Shelby GT-500 trim pieces can be reused helping cut
> costs, and a CS new Mustang is likely to be lack any additional
> firepower than what the standard Mustang GT offers, so it won't take
> the performance spotlight of the new Shelby.
>
> What's everyone else's opinion on a new California Special Mustang?
>
> Read below then decide.
>
> ---
> Despite the possibility that Ford is poised sell 200,000 Mustangs in
> 2005, Ford plans to keep the Mustang fresh with new models. In addition
> to the 2007 Shelby GT500 (see videos) and the recently announced 2006
> V6 Pony Edition, sources on Team Mustang told BlueOvalNews that they
> will introduce another specialty model.
>
> Move over Bullitt, Mach 1. According to a member of Team Mustang, it
> didn't take Ford long to decide on the next specialty Mustang to
> succeed the Bullitt and Mach 1. No, it won't be a GT350 or a Boss - but
> it will be a Mustang nameplate from the late 1960s.
>
> The next specialty Mustang will flash back to 1968 and California. If
> you guessed the Ford Mustang California Special, then you hit the nail
> square on the head.
>
> The California Special Mustang will feature some items from the 2007
> Shelby GT500, however, the California Special itself will be based off
> of a Mustang GT and will be a limited production model.
>
> Sources at Team Mustang told BlueOvalNews that the California Special
> Mustang it set to appear after the Shelby GT500 hits the streets.
> ---
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>


This idea was suggested to Ford officials by the MCA back in 1996, at the
20th MCA Anniversary Show in Atlanta at a special function during the show.
I know the gentleman who suggested it, and I was there when he made the
suggestion. Currently, he is the MCA National Head Judge for early models.
Took Ford long enough to do consider the idea.

-------------
Laurie S.
Thunder Snake #7


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Old 06-16-2005, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
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On 15 Jun 2005 18:33:16 -0700, NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:

>The California Special (CS)!
>
>And the decision to build a new version at this time makes sense. Some
>of the upcoming Shelby GT-500 trim pieces can be reused helping cut
>costs, and a CS new Mustang is likely to be lack any additional
>firepower than what the standard Mustang GT offers, so it won't take
>the performance spotlight of the new Shelby.
>
>What's everyone else's opinion on a new California Special Mustang?
>


Stupid idea. When I think of "special" muscle cars from
California, I think of what they were; More emission-controlled
and lacking in power than other cars. Not a good association at all.
Why not call it the Mustang EV for "Environmental Vehicle?"
-Rich
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