> The California Special (CS)!
California Special GT/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?
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.
'66 Mustang High Country Special 289
'68 Ranchero 500 302
'69 Mustang Sportsroof 351W