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Ford USA Mustang I Mach 1, Cobra Jet and Boss: books

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Mustang Special Editions : Over 500 Models Including Shelbys, Cobras, Twisters, Pace Cars, Saleens and more

When Ford rolled out the Mustang in April 1964, it was an instant hit. Even with its immense popularity it didn't stop Ford Corporate, zone managers, and dealerships from taking it an extra step further. Just two short months later, the first special-edition Mustang debuted at the Indianapolis 500 tasked with pacing the race, and it's been full throttle ever since.

Explore more than 500 special-edition Mustangs from 1964 through today and view their production numbers, key features, and photos of surviving cars.
Factory offerings, such as the 2001 Bullitt and SVT Cobras; regional promotions, such as the Twister Special; third-party tuners, such as Roush and Saleen; and factory race cars, such as the 1968 1/2 Cobra Jets and the 2000 Cobra-R, are included. You may find Mustangs in this book that you had no idea even existed!

Never has a volume this detailed and with this many model Mustangs been published. The authors have taken their decades of research and logged them into a single compilation. This book is sure to be a valued resource in your Mustang memorabilia collection!

Author:Jonathan Klein, Jeffrey Klein
Specs:192 pages, 26.5 x 27 x 1.5 cm / 10.4 x 10.6 x 0.59 in, hardback
Illustrations:52 b&w and 457 colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2018)
EAN:9781613254066
Book: Mustang Special Editions : Over 500 Models Including Shelbys, Cobras, Twisters, Pace Cars, Saleens and more

Mustang Special Editions : Over 500 Models Including Shelbys, Cobras, Twisters, Pace Cars, Saleens and more

Language: English

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1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Muscle Cars in Detail)

Not to be outdone by Chrysler, Ford had to build and field its own race-duty big-block to compete with the 426 Hemi in drag and stock car racing. In competition trim, the Boss 429 powered Ford and Mercury stock cars to victory in Nascar and the Mustang to many wins in drag racing.

With this exclusive racing pedigree, the Boss 429 is among the most valuable and rare Mustangs ever built.The project was the brainchild of Bunkie Knudsen, noted stylist Larry Shinoda, and other talented Ford personnel. The semi-hemi Boss 429 was so large, it couldn't fit in the small Mustang, so Kar-Kraft, a specialty car builder, had to shoehorn the engine into the compact Mustang fastback.

Author Dan Burrill collaborated with Boss 429 expert Denny Aldridge to give you the straight story on the car, its special equipment, 429 engine, 4-speed Toploader transmission, interior appointments, paint codes, and options.
Also featured is the exciting story of developing this monumental engine, engineering the components and parts to fit the engine and chassis, and assembling the cars.

All In Detail Series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today.
Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

Author:Daniel Burrill
Specs:96 pages, 23 x 21 x 0.9 cm / 9.1 x 8.25 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:100 colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2017)
Series:Muscle Cars in Detail (7)
EAN:9781613253168
Book: 1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Muscle Cars in Detail)

1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

Language: English

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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Muscle Cars In Detail No. 9)

Examine the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with this detailed look at the car's launch, history, and unique parts options, including powerplants from the big-block Cobra Jet to the small-block Windsor.
By the time the 1969 model year rolled around, it was well established that muscle cars were fast and plentiful. Every manufacturer had at least one corner of the showroom where the "go fast" guys could congregate and discuss the merits and time slips of the latest performance offerings.

Competition being what it was, the manufacturers were looking for ways to entice potential buyers to choose their product over ever-increasing offerings from the competition. Some manufacturers tried to accomplish this with affordable prices, some tried fancy marketing schemes, and some created a look and a style that screamed "performance" even when standing still.
The 1969 Mach I was Ford's attempt to create a package and a style to match the performance of its recently released and very potent 428-ci Cobra Jet engine package. Displacing the still-available but more conservative GT trim, the Mach I included unique graphics and mechanical innovations, such as a shaker hood scoop, dual racing mirrors, deluxe interior, competition suspension, dual chrome exhaust tips, and a blacked-out hood.
The result was a wildly popular model that sold more than 70,000 units, compared to slightly more than 5,000 GT models for the year.

Each volume in the In Detail series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

Author:Mike Mueller
Specs:96 pages, 23 x 21 x 0.9 cm / 9.1 x 8.25 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:2 b&w and 136 colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2018)
EAN:9781613253182
Book: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Muscle Cars In Detail No. 9)

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Muscle Cars In Detail No. 9)

Language: English

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Cobra Jet : The History of Ford's Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars

Ford's "Total Performance" racing program in the early 1960s was the first stone turned in the task of repurposing its image to the youth market. The introduction of the Mustang increased that exponentially, but even in 289 Hi-Po form, it was no match for the Pontiac GTO or other muscle cars. Neither was the 1966 Fairlane GT or subsequent 390 Mustang the following year.

But when the 428 Cobra Jet Mustang debuted at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals in 1968, that image evolved from wholesome to fearsome!
Cobra Jet Mustangs downed all comers and took the vaunted Super Stock Eliminator crown while introducing a new weapon under the hood. By the next model year with the revolutionary shaker hood on Cobra Jet-equipped Mach Is and the striking snake adorning the sheet metal of the midsize Cobra, Ford's image makeover was complete.
The demise of the muscle car era didn't signify the end of the Cobra Jet, as Ford continued the performance reign with the 351 Cobra Jet.

The legacy left by Mustang, Cougar, Torino, Cyclone, and Ranchero 428, 429, and 351 Cobra Jet-powered vehicles is indelible. Mustang Monthly editor Rob Kinnan and muscle car expert Diego Rosenberg bring this history back to life in an all-encompassing book that is the first to specifically feature all Cobra Jet cars, including the purpose-built drag cars of today!
"Cobra Jet: The History of Ford's Greatest High Performance Cars" will hypnotize you as the first and complete history of Ford's most famous engines during the era's peak.

Author:Rob Kinnan , Diego Rosenberg
Specs:192 pages, 26.5 x 26.5 x 2.4 cm / 10.4 x 10.4 x 0.94 in, hardback
Illustrations:26 b&w and 343 colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2018)
EAN:9781613253786
Book: Cobra Jet : The History of Ford's Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars

Cobra Jet : The History of Ford's Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars

Language: English

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