I've always wanted a 69 Boss 302. However the search wasnt going so good as the ones I found were either in dire need of restoration (which I didnt wanna do) or were so expensive they werent worth it. But in 2005 Ford introduced the new S197 chassis Mustang and I decided a new or used GT would soon be calling me daddy. However I was real picky about options. I wanted a GT coupe in a manual and it had to be red, blue, or black. Finding a car that fit those options was difficult. I'd find a GT manual in black, but it'd be a convertable. Or I'd find a GT manual coupe, but it'd be white. One morning about 8 AM, my father calls me at my house from the dealership while getting warranty work done to his Expedition. I was at work until 4AM the night before so I was dead tired. He tells me "there's a Black 2005 Mustang GT coupe manual with red leather interior. Its used and only has 800 miles on it." It only took me about 10 minutes to get to the dealership after I hung up the phone. After giving the car a good going over and finding no mechanical issues, I signed the paperwork, traded in my old Cougar (2000 v6) and put an extra $8k down to get my payments down. Here it is the day I bought her. Went out to take a few pics. I used to do alot of autocrossing and would take it to some car shows. My trophy collection started to accumulate. Notice my fail attempt at trying to be broly.... First mod was the trunk with the addition of some stereo/install goodies. No huge boom boom. But the sound is very clean and sounds great with whatever music you play. Plus it ties into the black/red theme of the car. And I autocrossed it. Brought home the F stock class championship in 07 for the local SCCA club. Oh, it got hit by lightning. Then the exterior started is transformation. Added window louvers and the side ducts. Engine got some refreshment. Demolet CAI with SCT 93 octane tune. Then I swapped out the front bumper for the Roush and added the Cervini's ducktail spoiler. Then I got hit by a chunk of debris from an 18 Wheeler that blew by me doing about 90 in a 70. While in the shop getting repaired, I added the Roush rocker panels to it since stock ones were having to be replaced anyway. Then the big one. New 20" American Racing Rebel in black. Sumitomo 255/35s all around. Slight upgrade from the stockers. Now the car was finally getting her look. Not flashy, but not subtle either. Threw the Eibach Pro-Kits on. Got the wheel gap just right. Also added the Roush off-road resonator exhaust. The car was featured on display at the annual fair car show. 2 weeks of not getting to drive her. But judging by the steady stream of people posing for pics with it, it was a crowd fave. Took a top 5 finish (out of over 50 cars) at a rather cold car show. Step son trying to carry the trophy made it all worth it. moar pics. step son passed out asleep in trunk at big Mustang car show here in town. Ended up taking 1st in Modifieds undercarriage judged. Then we had to get him his own. We love to take it to the local weekly cruise-in. He shows his off just like how I do mine.