Mustang market – Scode Mustang http://scodemustang.com/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 21:20:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scodemustang.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-1-150x150.png Mustang market – Scode Mustang http://scodemustang.com/ 32 32 The Future in Motion Since 1998™ https://scodemustang.com/the-future-in-motion-since-1998/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 21:20:34 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/the-future-in-motion-since-1998/ August 02, 2022 02:08:23 UTC EDITORS CHOICE London’s Formula-E shows the best of electric vehicles – but investment in electric vehicle charging needs to increase Jul 30, 2022 | Excerpt from the standard “…the growing popularity of Formula-E coincides with…the rise in the adoption of electric vehicles around the world. Sales of electric vehicles have […]]]>
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EDITORS CHOICE

London’s Formula-E shows the best of electric vehicles – but investment in electric vehicle charging needs to increase

Jul 30, 2022 | Excerpt from the standard

“…the growing popularity of Formula-E coincides with…the rise in the adoption of electric vehicles around the world. Sales of electric vehicles have doubled to a new record high of 6.6 million in 2021 in the world.

“Electrifying our roads is a key part of the future and achieving net zero targets, and events like the London E-Prix help bring attention and excitement to the industry. ” The UK government has announced… that it will invest an additional £450m to increase public charging stations.”

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The most important provisions of the new US climate bill

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Axios

“The bill would reduce U.S. emissions of CO2…methane…significantly accelerate the development…deployment of new technologies.

“Specifically, the bill provides up to a $7,500 clean vehicle tax credit for electric vehicles…built in North America…also provides tax incentives of $4,000 for the purchase of clean second-hand vehicles.

Incentives for electric vehicles…subject to annual gross revenue limits…directly benefit mass-market customers, not just the wealthy.”

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Kodak Announces Manufacturing of Electric Vehicle and Storage Batteries Using Film Production Equipment

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Mashable

“According to Kodak, Wildcat supercell batteries require the same coating and technical inputs as their 35mm film. As a result, very minor retooling is required for it to enter the EV battery production market.

“Kodak-owned photographic film production equipment is worth $70-80 million.”

“The implications extend beyond the electric vehicle sector, with Kodak saying household storage batteries use a similar coating method.”

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Volkswagen Group China unveils flying taxi prototype

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Motor Authority

“The brands of the VW group Audi and Porsche…[also] showed concepts for flying taxis… the parent company took responsibility. [VW] in 2020 has set up a vertical mobility project as part of an overall strategy to explore new concepts of fully electric and sustainable mobility.”

“The vehicle features eight rotors for vertical lift and two for horizontal flight. The targeted range is up to 124 miles, when carrying 4 passengers and luggage.”

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The VW ID.4 is now more American than the Mustang Mach-E

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from Car Buzz

“VW is proud to say that the ID.4 is now an American-made product, and not just because of its final assembly location. Materials and components are sourced from 11 U.S. states…

“Compare that to the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which is built in Mexico and has only 15% US/Canadian parts.”

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‘Ridiculously low’: Only 33 public EV charging points in 3 counties approved under Irish government scheme

Jul 29, 2022 | Excerpt from the Journal

“Dublin City Council with nine charging points and Tipperary County Council with four were the other two counties that applied for the scheme.

“There are currently over 41,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road in Ireland, [according to] Irish Sustainable Energy Authority…

The Public Points Charging System was first introduced…in August 2019…with the aim of providing up to 1,000 additional charging points over five years…

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1,900 horsepower Pininfarina Battista EV enters limited series production

Jul 28, 2022 | Excerpt from Porhomme

“The all-electric hypercar will have 150 parts built by hand in Cambiano, Italy…It is assembled by a team of ten men, each investing more than 1,250 hours of work…requires ten weeks of production.

“Pricing starts at $2.5 million and deliveries for the Battista will begin in the summer of 2022.”

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U.S. Senate Democratic Deal Would Expand Electric Vehicle Tax Credits, Much More

Jul 28, 2022 | Extract from the investment

“…the agreement includes a new $4,000 used electric vehicle tax credit…an extension of the existing $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as well as…a new $10 billion investment tax credit to build clean technology manufacturing facilities…

“…it will additionally provide up to $20 billion in loans to build new clean vehicle manufacturing facilities…$30 billion for additional production tax credits…”

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More than 100 e-bikes have caught fire in New York this year

Jul 28, 2022 | Excerpt from the Daily Mail

“New York City has become the epicenter of the e-bike fires and it’s due to a massive influx of delivery people using the battery-powered bikes to get from depot to depot. There are at least 65,000 delivery riders in the city.

“…at least 166 lithium battery fires have been reported in the past seven months in New York City – four have occurred in just 24 hours – killing two and injuring 61.”

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Tesla has a new product called “virtual machine mode” coming to its “big battery”

Jul 28, 2022 | Extract from Electrek

“Tesla’s Virtual Machine Mode is designed to address these stability challenges by virtually emulating mechanical inertia. Megapack’s integrated inverters with Virtual Machine Mode create grid-forming dynamics that provide grid strength, respond to loads added and rejected and maintains a quality voltage at the point of interconnection.

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Muscle Cars (and Trucks) That Defined the 1990s https://scodemustang.com/muscle-cars-and-trucks-that-defined-the-1990s/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 00:36:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/muscle-cars-and-trucks-that-defined-the-1990s/ The 1990s were a time of rapid change in the United States, with a booming economy, cultural changes, a new president, and changes in popular music, to name a few. The automotive industry was not immune either, with SUVs, compact cars and new electric vehicles all making headlines in the 1990s. Muscle cars of the […]]]>

The 1990s were a time of rapid change in the United States, with a booming economy, cultural changes, a new president, and changes in popular music, to name a few. The automotive industry was not immune either, with SUVs, compact cars and new electric vehicles all making headlines in the 1990s. Muscle cars of the 1990s are often overshadowed by their JDM counterparts or the exotic beasts from Italy. The Detroit Iron of the 1990s isn’t ridiculous though, blending tradition and modernity to create some truly legendary cars.



So what defines a muscle car? While a cheap, rear-drive V8 car tends to be the universal answer, brands like Ford have pushed the rules with V6s and front-wheel drive. Nonetheless, all of the cars that have made their way onto this list are truly iconic and have impressive performances that hold up even today.

Get your PS1 and load up your CD changer, here are the muscle cars (and trucks) that defined the 1990s.

11 Dodge Dakota R/T

Dodge was late in the muscle truck game, entering nearly seven years after its competitors at GM and Ford. That said, Dodge came in strong. Dodge crammed the massive 5.9L V8 into the mini Dakota, and the results were ridiculous.

The 5.9L V8 could get the Dakota to 60 in 6.8 seconds, and the stiffened suspension gave the Dakota handling characteristics similar to a BMW 5 Series. Not bad for a truck originally marketed for construction. and agricultural work.

ten Ford Taurus SHO

Ford added the SHO trim to its groundbreaking sedan, the Taurus. The Taurus SHO was offered over three generations spanning the 1990s, all of which were front-wheel drive and used Yamaha-built engines. Some fans wonder if these are real muscle cars due to their Japanese-made engines and drive wheels, but it’s hard to argue that the SHO didn’t have some elements of classic American iron like an aggressive look. , cheap price and powerful engines.

The first two generations used a Yamaha 3.0 to 3.2 L V6 developing between 200 and 220 horsepower. The third generation used a Yamaha-built 3.4L V8, making 235 horsepower. Both engines suffered from reliability issues, however, preventing them from earning a higher ranking on this list. That said, the SHO was revolutionary and helped start the performance sedan movement.

Related: Here’s What The 1999 Ford Taurus SHO Is Worth Today

9 Chevrolet 454SS

In response to the iconic Ford Lightning, Chevrolet launched the 454 SS. The iconic 454 that was usually reserved for heavier trucks was shod in the short-bed 1500, with black paint and bottom work appropriate for the era.

Not only was a big engine added, but bigger tires and a premium interior. 230 horsepower was churned out of the huge big-block V8, not too shabby for an early 1990s truck. The 454 could hit 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and lay the foundation for cars like the Impala SS.

8 GMC Syclone/Typhoon

GMC launched the pickup-style Syclone and SUV-style Typhoon with the goal of speed in mind. Using the compact S10 body style as a base and installing a turbo on the meaty 4.3L Vortec V6. The Vortec V6 could put out an impressive 285 horsepower.

The Typhoon could hit 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds, and the lighter Syclone could hit 60 in 4.3 seconds, an impressive figure even by modern standards.

Related: 10 Things Everyone Forgot About The GMC Syclone And Typhoon

seven Ford Thunderbird S/C

Ford released the 10th generation Thunderbird in 1989, trying to follow the massive success of the 9th generation based on the Fox platform. The top performing engine was the 3.8L V6 with an Eaton supercharger, producing 230 horsepower and hitting 60 mph in under 7 seconds.

The Thunderbird S/C was the last serious performance outing of the Thunderbird and personal luxury cars as a whole. The Thunderbird S/C was also the last time a Thunderbird was used as a homologation car for Ford in NASCAR. The Thunderbird cemented legendary status on our televisions in the 1990s as the heyday of NASCAR unfolded.


6 Ford Lightning SVT

Ford launched the Lightning in 1992, and with great success. The Ford Lightning SVT saw two generations throughout the 1990s and made a lot of history doing it. The first generation used the classic 351 Windsor V8, which was also seen in the Mustang in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Ford engineers used GT40 parts to boost power to 240 horsepower. Three-time F1 champion Jackie Stewart also advised Ford engineers on the car’s handling, who knew a truck would have so much handling pedigree?

The second-generation Lightning used a supercharged Triton V8, making 360 horsepower. The Lightning was Brian O’Conner’s truck of choice in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Related: This Ford F-150 Lightning SVT Gets A Lot Of Attitude

5 Chevrolet Impala SS

Chevrolet’s 9C1 Caprice police car was a huge hit with cops, offering a good amount of power and impressive handling for a 2-ton land yacht. The civilian market wanted to enter, so Chevrolet agreed. The otherwise plain 9C1 received an aggressive front clip, five-spoke chrome wheels and color-keyed panels.

The LT1 V8 put out 260 horsepower and could take the massive sedan to 60 in 7 seconds. Callaway released a custom 404 horsepower version, using a bored 350 V8. Who knew that such a legendary muscle car was just a police car with a nice paint job?


4 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The latest generation of the Firebird Trans-Am might very well be the best. Starting life in 1994, refreshed in 1998 and finally discontinued in 2002. A range of engines from a 3.8L V6 to the LT1 V8 was offered.

The LT1 was good for 325 horsepower and used either a 4-speed automatic or a 6-speed Borg-Warner manual. The 0-60 time was under 5 seconds, still impressive by modern standards. Related: Firebird Trans Am Adds Scrap To Trunk In Muscle Wagon Render

3 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Chevrolet replaced the popular third-generation Camaro of the 1980s in 1994. Like the Firebird Trans-Am, the Camaro was refreshed in 1998 and discontinued in 2002 and seemed like the end of the Camaro for nearly a decade.

The Camaro featured the same 325 horsepower LT1 V8 and Borg-Warner T6 transmission. The Camaro was used in Trans-Am racing throughout the 1990s with great success, like its 1960s counterpart.

2 Ford Mustang GT

Ford introduced the SN-95 Mustang to follow on from the smash hit of the fox-bodied Mustang of the 1980s and 1990s. The SN-95 is controversial among Ford fans, but one thing’s for sure, it saved propulsion rear and the V8 formula still used by the Mustang today. Prior to the SN-95, Ford had had the idea of ​​making the front-wheel-drive Mustang. Mustang fans caught wind of the plans, however, and raised enough stench to make Ford executives change their minds. The front-wheel-drive concept car became the Ford Probe, and engineers went back to the drawing board to create the SN-95.

The Mustang GT used either the conventional 5.0 L V8 or the 4.6 Modular V8 depending on the model year, developing between 215 and 280 horsepower. A 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual would help drive the pony car forward. The SN-95 Mustang was a sales success, selling 1.5 million units over its lifespan, and still a hit on drag strips and high school parking lots. Related: SN-95 Mustang Becomes The 2000s Performance Wagon Of Our Dreams

1 Chevrolet Corvette C5

In 1996, the popular Corvette C4 was showing its age and Chevrolet needed something new, hence the C5. Sleek, modern styling, pop-up headlights and bold colors made the C5 the ultimate ’90s ride beyond the reach of muscle cars alone. 350 horsepower and a top speed of 172 mph are nothing to sneeze at, even by modern standards. That said, there have been faster sports cars, even some made in the 1990s, so what makes the C5 so special? We will tell you.

GM fans knew this was coming, the LS1 engine is what cemented the Corvette C5 as the most legendary muscle car of the 1990s, and quite possibly one of the most legendary cars in the history of the automobile. At launch, the LS1 produced 350 horsepower, and the current version of the LS engine produces 401 horsepower and has powered many muscle cars, sports cars and trucks. The LS engine even brought Chevrolet some success at Le Mans, and is the most popular engine on the drag strips, being replaced by just about anything. So go get yourself a C5 Corvette, or at least something with an LS1… you won’t regret it.

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Suspect charged after allegedly bringing knife to gas pump https://scodemustang.com/suspect-charged-after-allegedly-bringing-knife-to-gas-pump/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 09:29:28 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/suspect-charged-after-allegedly-bringing-knife-to-gas-pump/ Gas prices may have made a person take up arms – and take up arms. According to a written statement from the New York State Police, troopers were called to the Gulf gas station on State Route 9 in Wappinger after receiving a call from Dutchess County 911 around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 July […]]]>

Gas prices may have made a person take up arms – and take up arms.

According to a written statement from the New York State Police, troopers were called to the Gulf gas station on State Route 9 in Wappinger after receiving a call from Dutchess County 911 around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.

Police said the initial call was “for a report of an ongoing fight with a knife. Responding soldiers took control of the situation and disarmed the suspect with the knife. The NYSP says the Preliminary investigation results led to the discovery that the argument “began about a person who allegedly cut off the drive at the gas pump.”

At some point during the scuffle, the suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Sydney E. Heidt of Wappinger, allegedly “wielded and threatened the victim with a knife.”

Heidt was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Second degree threat (misdemeanor)
  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (misdemeanor)

Appearance tickets have been issued. Heidt is due to answer the charges in Wappinger City Court on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Witnesses or anyone with information that may be helpful to law enforcement should call the New York State Police. Anonymous calls, emails and messages can also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by dialing: 1-866-730-8477 (ADVICE)by visiting www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile App. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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10 Most Reliable Performance Cars of the 90s https://scodemustang.com/10-most-reliable-performance-cars-of-the-90s/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 21:35:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/10-most-reliable-performance-cars-of-the-90s/ While some of the most successful and popular performance cars today arrived in the 1980s, things heated up in the 1990s. The 1990s saw the return to form for sports cars after the malaise era, automakers around the world are rediscovering their game. The most notable classics of the 90s are the rally homologation stages, […]]]>

While some of the most successful and popular performance cars today arrived in the 1980s, things heated up in the 1990s. The 1990s saw the return to form for sports cars after the malaise era, automakers around the world are rediscovering their game. The most notable classics of the 90s are the rally homologation stages, which are still impressive to this day. In Japan, where they make nearly indestructible cars, sports cars were developed to bring Ferraris and Porsches to battle for performance prestige. In general, the 90s were the period of innovation, improved performance and reliability of a milestone, and the horrible ergonomics and boxy styling cues were gone. Subscribe to HotCars premium to learn more about the greatest supercars of the 90s.



RELATED: 10 ’90s German Performance Cars You Can Easily Drive Daily

At the time, Japanese automakers like Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Honda produced some of the most reliable engines with insane tuning potential. Not to be left behind, the Americans, Italians and Brits also adopted and implemented newer technologies such as ABS, fuel injection and power steering, improving practicality, the reliability and reliability of the car. For those looking to buy a sports car on the used market, here are the 10 most reliable performance cars of the 90s.

ten Toyota Supra A80

While the new Toyota Supra is getting a lot of hype, let’s take a moment and enjoy this fourth generation A80 from 1993. Renowned for its indestructible 2JZ engine, it didn’t take long for the Supra A80 to become popular among auto tuners. .

Offered with two engine options, the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged 2JZ-GTE inline-six was the most famous, producing 320 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque. The power was enough to propel the A80 from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The A80 outperformed most of its rivals (Mazda RX-7 and Nissan 300ZX Turbo), leaving them in the dust.

9 BMW M3 (E30)

The M3 E30 was the pioneer of M3 cars in the history of the Bavarian automaker. It was based on the BMW E30 3 Series and is very reliable as it was built to comply with homologation rules. The E30 M3 can handle almost anything a daily driver needs because it was designed to be pushed to its limits on the track.

Although it looked like the standard Series 3, there was nothing ordinary about it. The M3 E30 featured unique features such as aerodynamic bumpers, redesigned C-pillars, side skirts, reinforced trunk lid, reinforced chassis, suspension upgrades and flared wheel arches. The racing engine hidden under the hood performed exceptionally well and made it faster than the standard E30. Despite initial fears from BMW’s sales department, the E30 sold like hotcakes.

8 Toyota Celica

The 90s Celica is now a rallying icon due to its success in the WRC, winning more than 30 World Rally Championships. While the Celica is often overlooked by most classic performance car buyers, the GT-Four was created as a homologation special and has proven to be one of JDM’s most reliable performance cars. .

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The GT-Four was the most powerful version and the last Celica to feature an AWD system, with the turbocharged GT-Four producing between 200 hp and 252 hp. The ’90s Celica is a very durable car, with some units outliving their owners with proper maintenance.

seven Porsche 911 (993)

Granted, we can’t deny that the new 911 models are fast and capable, but for Porsche enthusiasts, classic 911s are where they are, especially the air-cooled units. And while the early models are the most valuable, the latest air-cooled Porsche 993 911 is held in high esteem. It was the last evolution of the air-cooled model when Porsche switched to liquid-cooled engines.

It was powered by a 3.6-liter flat-six generating 272 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, later upgraded to 285 hp in 1996, while the turbo version produced 408 hp. The model had good corrosion resistance thanks to the high quality galvanized steel used for its body. As long as a Porsche 911 (933) is regularly serviced, even with over 100,000 miles on the odometer, it will be in good condition and strong for fun driving.

6 Mazda MX-5 Miata NA

The MX-5 Miata, currently in its fourth generation (ND), is the world’s best-selling two-seat sports car. Like the Volkswagen GTI, the Miata revived the automotive market for light, small and attractive cars. The first-generation (NA) car kept everything basic; it was affordable, light, good looking, fun to ride and, of course, reliable.

The Mazda RX-5 inspired the sleek styling of the MX-5 Miata, but unlike the latter, the Miata was all about handling, not pure speed and power, making it a performance car to enjoy. winding roads. Its original small 1.6 liter engine was replaced by a larger 1.8 liter engine in 1994 for more power and both were found difficult by owners.

5 Ford Mustang (4th generation)

The Mustang is an icon that needs no introduction, and the fourth generation model ranks among the best sports cars of the 90s. It was arguably the model that saved the pony car, based on a new platform that featured less boxy styling and an improved engine.

RELATED: 10 Fastest Four-Cylinder Cars Of The ’90s

The car was hugely successful, with the American automaker selling over 40,000 in a year; more than 1.5 million vehicles (coupes and convertibles) have been sold in ten years. This success can be attributed to the car’s redesigned appearance, performance and reliability. With the right care, these 4th generation Ford Mustangs will have no trouble logging 200,000 miles.

4 BMW M3 (E36)

The unforeseen success of the M3 E30 prompted BMW to build the second generation of the M3, the E36. But unlike its predecessor, the E36 was offered as a sedan, coupe or convertible. The model appealed to the masses and was a target for people who liked speed in a more docile package. Under the hood was a 3.0-liter straight-six that produced 240 hp while the European version developed 286 hp.

In 1995, the engine was increased to 3.2 liters of displacement, which increased the power to 321 hp. There are many E36 M3s with over 200,000 miles on the clock that continue to perform admirably due to their reliability. Most for sale will have over 100,000 miles on the odometer, but if the previous owner took good care of them, they are relatively trouble-free. The cooling system is the most critical component to inspect.

3 Toyota MR2

Toyota outdid itself when the automaker introduced the MR2 in 1984. The second-generation MR2 launched in 1989 was spicier; it was bigger, heavier and better yet more luxurious. The overall redesigned exterior featured Ferrari-like styling cues; that’s why he was nicknamed the “Ferrari baby”. While the MR2 was offered in various trim levels, the MR2 Turbo was the most powerful, with a 2.0-liter 3S-GTE engine that produced 200 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque.

A five-speed manual transmission completes the exceptional package. The result was a uniquely fast car that offered quite an engaging drive, with the reliability that Toyota is famous for.

2 Acura NSX

Honda was one of the best-selling brands in the 90s, producing flexible and very reliable small economy cars like Accords and Civics. But a Supercar? To everyone’s surprise, Honda made a car that would challenge other supercars from Ferrari and Lamborghini, but this time it was a reliable supercar that could be used as a daily driver.

RELATED: 10 Coolest Japanese Concept Cars From The 90s

The ’90s NSX isn’t your ordinary sports car; it benefited from advanced styling and aerodynamics inspired by the F-16 fighter as well as input from legendary Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna. The NSX was powered by a 270 hp 3.0 liter V6 engine which outperformed most of its rivals.

1 Nissan GT-R R33

The Nissan GT-R is an iconic name not only for its reliability but also for its performance. The R33 was the fourth generation Skyline, introduced in 1955. It shared its underpinnings with the RB32, albeit with some minor tweaks – it featured improved aerodynamics and a stiffer chassis.

Under the hood was the twin-turbo 2.6-liter inline-six. On paper, the engine produced 276 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, but over 300 hp was achievable in reality. To put all that power to the ground, the R33 featured Nissan’s ATTESA E-TS Pro all-wheel-drive system.

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These are the 10 most powerful cars you can buy on eBay for under $10,000 https://scodemustang.com/these-are-the-10-most-powerful-cars-you-can-buy-on-ebay-for-under-10000/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 03:30:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/these-are-the-10-most-powerful-cars-you-can-buy-on-ebay-for-under-10000/ The Back to normal CoPilot index The July 2022 report showed used cars fetching $10,046 or 43% more than their projected normal levels. That means the average used car listing is now $33,341, a new all-time high for the index and 43% higher than before the COVID pandemic. This indicates that dealers are expecting record […]]]>

The Back to normal CoPilot index The July 2022 report showed used cars fetching $10,046 or 43% more than their projected normal levels. That means the average used car listing is now $33,341, a new all-time high for the index and 43% higher than before the COVID pandemic. This indicates that dealers are expecting record profits thanks to high prices driven by economic headwinds such as inflation, fuel prices and rising interest rates. The continued shortage of inventory in the new car market isn’t helping either.



But if you know where to look, you can score a great deal and get home cheap. used car. You have to get to work. Forget the comfort of your local dealership as they seek to squeeze high profits from you and dive into the unpredictable arena that is the internet. Maybe start with Craigslist, where you can connect directly with car owners. Alternatively, you can browse eBay and search for bargains, and you’ll find everything from project car shells to ones in full working order. Here are the most powerful cars you can buy on eBay for under $10,000.


ten Toyota MR2

Toyota’s only mid-engined offering is one of the most underrated sports cars you can buy on the used-car market. It’s not the most gorgeous choice, but it’s a surprisingly good buy – a two-door, two-seat Spyder with a classic mid-engine layout that delivers an excellent driving experience. Toyota produced the MR2 from 1986 to 2007, and today you can find controllable examples on eBay for less than $10,000.

The 200hp Turbo option may have been off the budget, but there was a 145hp supercharged version. That doesn’t sound like much, but considering the lightweight package, the MR2 can sprint to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds.

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9 Subaru WRX

The new Subaru WRX cars might not be full-fledged rally cars, but the original WRX and WRX STI made a name for themselves in the World Rally Championship, the pinnacle of rallying. It all started when Subaru took the racing Impreza and gave it the World Rally eXperimental nameplate. Thanks to homologation regulations, regular drivers could buy a road car that was practically a race car.

Unfortunately, Subaru hasn’t featured in the WRX since 2008. But WRX cars are still on the road and very cheap, with many examples under $10,000 on eBay. The cars produce over 300bhp from a tiny 2.5-liter boxer-four engine.


8 Audi S4

The 2022 Audi S4 comes with a turbocharged V6 engine that delivers 349 ponies for quick acceleration. A few models ago, the S4 featured a bigger 4.2-liter V8 in a package that could go fast with a four-cylinder engine. It delivered 340 ponies of naturally aspirated horsepower and could launch to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.

You can buy a used 2005 Audi S4 Quattro Convertible and enjoy the power of that V8 and Audi’s trusted AWD system for as little as $9,000.

seven Chevrolet Suburban

The Suburban nameplate is a mainstay of the General Motors stable, dating back to the 1935 Chevrolet Carryall Suburban. It is the longest continuously used nameplate still in production. The ninth and tenth generation models in the 2000s featured massive V8 engines ranging from 5.2 liters to 6.2 liters. Plus, they’re super cheap on eBay; you can own one with a budget of less than $10,000.

If you’re looking for a powerful 4WD SUV with seating for eight and towing capacity for a song, then the Chevy Suburban is a safe bet. A 2006 example with 181,000 miles on the odometer sold for $5,000.

RELATED: Dirt Cheap Malibu Appears on eBay, Costs Under $1,000

6 Pontiac Trans-Am

Pontiac used to muscle up with the GTO before new emissions regulations kicked in and the oil crisis killed off ’60s performance cars. The Trans Am was their answer to Ford and Dodge cars. , and today it’s a true American icon producing many memorable models between 1969 and 2002. The top performing version arrived in 2002 as the Trans AM WS6, which pushes out 325 hp. 5.7-litre LS1 V8.

These cars are cheap despite their iconic status, and you can find examples that open for auction at $5,000 on eBay.

5 2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG

In 2005, you had to pay around $111,000 to start in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG before adding options. Chances are you wouldn’t curse the Germans for ripping you off while cruising in class-leading comfort and powered by 493hp from the AMG-tuned 5.4-litre V8 engine under the hood.

Without a doubt, this high-performance car with more dramatic styling than its usual siblings was a car for deep-pocketed individuals. But, today, you can have a used example for the price of a used Toyota Prius. Clean 2002-2005 models go for as little as $8,900 on eBay.


4 1990 Ford Mustang LX

Third generation Ford Mustang cars come with the Fox Body platform, which earned them the famous name. Ford produced these cars between 1979 and 1993, and they were the cheapest V8-powered Mustang cars money could buy. They are just starting to rise in value with more and more people willing to pay large sums, for example in good condition.

But, some are still cheap, like the 1990 Ford Mustang LX or this own 1988 Mustang GT convertible that you can reserve for less than $10,000 on eBay.

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3 Mercedes S600

The S-Class is the top-of-the-line model from Mercedes-Benz, first introduced in 1972 as the W116. Since then, it has defined the German automaker’s expressive design, first-class comfort and innovative safety technology. But, while buying these cars new takes six figures, they depreciate quickly because they are luxury cars, expensive to maintain and owners rent them out a lot. So when they come to the used car market, sellers are eager to get any fair price to get rid of it.

Our search on eBay led us to several models asking for less than $10,000, which is a bargain for a 5.5-liter V12 car making 510 hp.

2 Cadillac CTS

The latest generation Cadillac CTS-V cars were serious American sleepers with supercharged V8 engines derived from the Corvette Z06, plundering over 600 ponies. For a time, the CTS name was the General Motors standard with crisp, clean lines and an aggressive stance. Even the lower-level CTS cars produced up to 304 hp from the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which offered a good balance between refinement and performance.

Early 2000s cars are very cheap on eBay, under $5,000. Early 2010s models are also available for under $10,000, which is great value per pony.

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1 BMW M3 E46

The BMW M3 was born out of a great desire to obliterate its rivals from the circuit and has become the most outstanding German car in motorsport. It defines the essence of BMW as a performance brand. Many gearheads revere the inaugural model, the E30, despite being the least powerful and smallest.

But with an open mind, there are other generations worth checking out. There are running examples of the E36 built between 96 and 99 and the early 2000s E46 model listed for less than $10,000 on eBay.

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System integrator for industrial automation market will continue to flourish in the world and the incredible demand, a significant investment in the coming years 2022-2030 https://scodemustang.com/system-integrator-for-industrial-automation-market-will-continue-to-flourish-in-the-world-and-the-incredible-demand-a-significant-investment-in-the-coming-years-2022-2030/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:54:12 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/system-integrator-for-industrial-automation-market-will-continue-to-flourish-in-the-world-and-the-incredible-demand-a-significant-investment-in-the-coming-years-2022-2030/ System integrator for the industrial automation market: An in-depth statistical analysis of current and emerging trends offers clarity regarding the market dynamics of System Integrators for Industrial Automation. The report includes Porter’s five forces to analyze the importance of various characteristics such as understanding suppliers and customers, risks posed by various agents, strength of competition […]]]>

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GM unveils Chevy Blazer EV to challenge Tesla Model Y https://scodemustang.com/gm-unveils-chevy-blazer-ev-to-challenge-tesla-model-y/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 03:50:11 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/gm-unveils-chevy-blazer-ev-to-challenge-tesla-model-y/ GM on Monday night unveiled the Chevrolet Blazer EV, an all-electric SUV with up to 320 miles of range and a starting price of $48,000 that CEO and chairman Mary Barra hopes will boost its bid to overtake Tesla in car sales. electric vehicles in the United States by 2025. The Chevrolet Blazer EV, which […]]]>

GM on Monday night unveiled the Chevrolet Blazer EV, an all-electric SUV with up to 320 miles of range and a starting price of $48,000 that CEO and chairman Mary Barra hopes will boost its bid to overtake Tesla in car sales. electric vehicles in the United States by 2025.

The Chevrolet Blazer EV, which will go on sale in 2023 as a 2024 model year, isn’t the only GM electric vehicle on the way. A slew of Cadillac and Chevy electric vehicles are also making their way onto the market. But the Blazer, at its more affordable price and in the lucrative SUV segment, could boost GM’s sales targets.

Internally, confidence is high. Blazer is going to be a massive statement and illustrate how GM can hit big volume segments, according to Scott Bell, Global Vice President of Chevrolet.

The Blazer, which was unveiled at a splashy premiere in Hollywood, Calif., will sit on GM’s new Ultium architecture, the modular electric platform that offers up to 200 kWh of storage, an 800 volt architecture and is in the heart of automaker’s EV strategy.

Details of the Blazer EV and its many versions were scarce. But enough has been shared to give customers more than a hint of what to expect next year.

The Blazer EV will launch with five available versions: 1LT, 2LT, RS, SS and the Police Pursuit version, which Bell says is a first for the company. The rollout will be staggered, with LT and RS versions going on sale next summer and SS and Police Pursuit versions coming in Q1 2024. However, orders opened tonight for interested buyers. of one of the toppings.

“It’s sort of a first, I think, the first that we’ve ever done all three configurations in one product,” Bell said. “We’re going to be very transparent with consumers and try not to over-promise and under-deliver. We would like to try to keep this aligned as best we can. We are working hard on the manufacturing side of the house to make sure we can build enough to meet demand.

Bell says it also expects demand to be strong, although it won’t disclose sales targets.

“Blazer is going to be a massive statement about how we can hit segments that are real segments, high-volume segments, and you know, Silverado, Blazer, and, and soon Equinox, the three biggest segments in the industry. “, and there’s a shot to make volume. We’re going to have a big, big piece of that puzzle,” Bell said.

Shaking up the electric SUV market

The Chevy Blazer returned to the United States in 2018 and sold well; although it shouldn’t be, it’s not its best-selling SUV. The Chevy Equinox, which will also be electrified in 2023, obtains this distinction.

And recently, sales have faltered, in part due to supply chain constraints. In the second quarter of 2022, GM said it sold 14,296 Blazers, down 31% from comparable data last year.

Still, analysts believe the Blazer EV is poised to become second (after Tesla’s Model Y) next year with 6.6% of sales in the compact and midsize electric SUV segment.

Bell expects the different versions of the Blazer to appeal to different customers.

“The first ones to move and shake are fidgeting a bit, trying new things. This SS variant will be one of those things, right. There will be performance enthusiasts buying this car. Not because it’s a mid-size crossover, but because it goes from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds,” Bell said.

(Some) of the Blazer EV specs

Blazer EV LT exterior

Away EV RS Blazer image credit: GM

Pricing for the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer starts at $47,595 for the 2LT. The RS will start at $51,995, has optional rear-wheel drive and a range of 320 miles. Meanwhile, the high-performance SS (coming later in 2023), will start at around $65,995 and can go around 290 miles on a single charge.

The 1LT, which will arrive in the first quarter of 2024, will start at $44,995 and have an estimated range of 247 miles.

Super Cruise, GM’s advanced driver assistance system that enables hands-free driving on select highways, will be available in select versions of the Blazer EV.

JThe 2023 Blazer will come with 11.5kW charging capacity as well as DC fast charging up to 190kW, which the company says would add 78 miles of range in 10 minutes. The Blazer EV’s front lighting will indicate charging status as the SUV charges, increasing in speed and intensity as the charge increases.

Inside the Blazer, customers will get a 17.7-inch color touchscreen along with an 11-inch color driver’s information cluster.

Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

Chevy Blazer EV SS trim image credit: GM

There’s no start button on the Blazer; all you have to do is hit the brake pedal after closing the door, and the Blazer EV will wake up. Chevy also says that through the MyChevy app, owners can trace and locate charging stations along a defined route. The Blazer EV will also receive GM’s Ulitifi technologywhich will enable over-the-air updates and further customization of applications and services desired by customers.

The top of the line, SS or Super Sport Blazer EV SS, features an exclusive performance AWD setup that produces up to 557 horsepower and up to 648 lb-ft. of torque, and offers what Chevy calls, a “unique WOW (Wide Open Watts) mode allowing 0-60 sprints of approximately under 4 seconds (based on GM estimates).”

And then there’s the Police Pursuit version, specifically designed for law enforcement.

According to Bell, Chevy worked closely with police from different municipalities to create the Police Pursuit version of the Blazer EV. He said he would get the same charge rates and ranges as the consumer model, but the interior is designed specifically for police needs.

It will be available in rear-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive and will receive Brembo brakes. Chevy also said it will offer commercial versions of the Blazer EV that will also meet the needs of pharmaceutical and rental companies.

EV Strategy

Chevy has been in the electric game longer than most automakers, starting with the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, which landed in consumer hands in 2010. Bell said the company plans to continue to capitalize on learnings from its previous efforts in the Space EV, including the Volt, Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, to continue expanding Chevrolet’s electrified offerings.

“Our part is to push the consumer into this space,” Bell said, “We have work to do to engage the conversation in the masses, and we’re definitely going to leverage our 3,000 dealerships who have consumers where 87% of our population lives within 10 miles of them.

One of the biggest challenges to EV adoption, Bell acknowledges, is public charging infrastructure and EV costs. Bell said that with the launch of Blazer, the company will continue to work to install faster charging at dealerships across the country and work to find local community electricians and installers for home charging. Chevrolet and GM will also leverage the dealer network to improve access to charging, Bell said.

Last week GM announced a partnership with Pilot and Flying J, to also collaborate on a national fast charging network.

The Blazer EV will be built at GM’s Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico, where the current version of the Blazer internal combustion engine is built.

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10 American Sports Cars That Beat The Europeans At Their Own Game https://scodemustang.com/10-american-sports-cars-that-beat-the-europeans-at-their-own-game/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 02:30:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/10-american-sports-cars-that-beat-the-europeans-at-their-own-game/ For most of the 20th century, American automakers were considered inferior to their European counterparts when it came to building world-class vehicles. sports cars. Sure, we love American icons like the first-generation Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, and second-generation Corvette, but if you compare them to European sports cars built at the same time like the […]]]>

For most of the 20th century, American automakers were considered inferior to their European counterparts when it came to building world-class vehicles. sports cars. Sure, we love American icons like the first-generation Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, and second-generation Corvette, but if you compare them to European sports cars built at the same time like the Ferrari 250 GTO, Jaguar E- Type, and Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, you will see that the Europeans were way ahead of the game.



RELATED: These Are The Most Beautiful American Cars Ever MadeHowever, that changed in the ’90s when Dodge introduced the crazy V10-powered Viper. Suddenly the American auto industry had a sports car that looked as good as Ferraris and Lambos of the day and could also keep up with them in a race. Since then, American automakers have built many impressive world-class sports cars. These are ten of the best.

ten SSC Ultimate Aero TT

Jerod Shelby (not related to Carroll Shelby) is an American entrepreneur and gearhead who always wanted to build the ultimate American sports car, so he started SSC North America in the late 90s to do just that. SSC’s very first car – the Ultimate Aero – showed everyone that the company was serious.

SSC’s goal was to break the production car’s speed record, but since it couldn’t beat the Bugatti Veyron’s record, SSC decided to build a twin-turbocharged version – the Ultimate Aero TT. Thanks to the power increase, the Ultimate Aero TT became the fastest car in the world with its top speed of 256 mph.

9 Hennessey Venom F5

Hennessey has decades of experience building some of the best custom cars of all time. In 2017, Hennessey decided to start an automotive company that would allow him to use his extensive automotive knowledge to build high-performance supercars.

Hennessey’s first vehicle was the Venom GT, and while it was great, many didn’t take it seriously because it was basically a tuned Lotus Exige. Hennessey’s second vehicle – the Venom F5 – is a different beast. It was built by Hennessey from the ground up and is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 delivering an insane 1,817 hp.


8 Ford GT

Most American gearheads know and love the iconic Ford GT40, as it was the first American car to win at Le Mans. Fifty years after the heroism of the GT40, Ford decided to honor it with a special model, resulting in the GT.

The Ford GT was incredibly popular, prompting Ford to build a second-generation model in 2016. The 2016 GT is a thing of beauty and has the power to match, thanks to a massive 660-hp twin-turbo V6 engine on tap.

seven Vector W8

Around the same time that Dodge was building the Viper, little-known company Vector Aeromotive was hard at work building its own European sports car killer – the W8. The W8 had many great features. For starters, it had a futuristic wedge-shaped design that made it look like the American version of the Lamborghini Countach.

RELATED: The 10 Coolest Wedge-Shaped Cars Ever

The W8 was potent too, thanks to a massive 6.0-liter twin-turbo V8 generating 625 ponies. Vector only built 22 W8s, making it one of the rarest American cars of all time.

6 SSC Tuatara

The Ultimate Aero TT put SSC on the map when it clinched the production car speed record, but it didn’t take long for Bugatti to regain its title. SSC knew the Ultimate Aero TT had reached its full potential, so they started working on a worthy successor.

In 2020, SSC revealed the Tuatara as the successor to Ultimate Aero. Although it was controversial at first, the Tuatara wowed many when it reached a top speed of 295 mph. When homologated for the road, the Tuatara will be the fastest car in the world.


5 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Saleen has been awfully quiet for the past decade, but in the early 2000s it was among America’s most promising automakers. After years of building performance auto parts, Saleen wanted to build their own supercar from the ground up, which resulted in the S7.

Although Saleen had no experience building high-performance sports cars, the S7 proved to be excellent. It had a proper design, great driving dynamics and plenty of power to play around with, especially the twin-turbocharged version. With a top speed of 248 mph, the S7 Twin Turbo was one of the fastest cars of the 2000s.

4 Corvette C8

The Corvette is America’s most iconic sports car, which is why it will likely be the first continuously produced sports car in over a century. The eighth-generation Corvette debuted two years ago and impressed with its style, power and affordability compared to similar European sports cars.

RELATED: 8 Reasons The New C8 Corvette Is The Best Sports Car On The Market (1 Car We’d Buy Instead)

Chevy made a huge change to the eighth generation Corvette – for the first time ever, it’s mid-engined. While some were skeptical of the change, it worked out really well as the C8 is currently one of the best sports cars to drive.


3 Czinger 21C

Czinger is a small American automaker that was established in 2019. Although Czinger has only been around for three years, the automaker is building one of the most promising American cars – the 21C.

The 21C is built using some of the most advanced automotive technologies. It was designed using artificial intelligence and is produced using advanced 3D printing technology. It’s also super fast, as it’s powered by a hybrid system that generates a whopping 1,350bhp.

2 Dodge Viper ACR

We’ve already told you how important the Viper was to the American sports car industry when it debuted in the 90s. The Viper was so successful that it remained in production for almost three decades with minimal changes.

Dodge has built several special editions of the Viper over its 26 years of production, and the ACR is among the best. The last Viper ACR was powered by an 8.4-liter V10 that produced 645 ponies and 600 lb-ft of torque, giving it superb performance.

1 Drakô GTE

Drako Motors is a Californian automaker founded in 2013 by Dean Drako. Drako Motors is looking to take on Tesla in the fast-growing electric vehicle space and looking at the GTE, it’s clear the little-known automaker is serious.

The Drako GTE is a four-door electric sports sedan that uses a four-motor system producing a claimed 1,200 hp. It’s limited to just 25 examples, each of which costs $1.2 million.

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Parkland prepares future automotive technicians for an electric vehicle future | Company https://scodemustang.com/parkland-prepares-future-automotive-technicians-for-an-electric-vehicle-future-company/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/parkland-prepares-future-automotive-technicians-for-an-electric-vehicle-future-company/ CHAMPAIGN — With the use of electric vehicles poised to expand, Parkland College is preparing future automotive technicians to be ready. Parkland’s automotive training program has purchased a new Mustang Mach E electric SUV, which will be used to give students hands-on technical experience, according to David Charney, Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Education Training) […]]]>

CHAMPAIGN — With the use of electric vehicles poised to expand, Parkland College is preparing future automotive technicians to be ready.

Parkland’s automotive training program has purchased a new Mustang Mach E electric SUV, which will be used to give students hands-on technical experience, according to David Charney, Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Education Training) program manager at Parkland.

The launch of this additional training is significant as many major manufacturers have committed to going electric for the majority of their fleets by 2030 to 2035, and students need to be prepared for current and future automotive needs. industry, Charney said.

“That’s not a lot of time,” he said.

According to KPMG’s 22nd annual survey of the global automotive industry last year, executives expect dramatic growth in EV market share, but there is no consensus on market share that electric vehicles will pick up.

While electric and hybrid vehicle training is not limited to Ford ASSET students, ASSET students will particularly benefit from the availability of the new vehicle, according to Parkland.

These students will be able to obtain additional Ford certifications in hybrid and electric vehicles.

The ASSET program is a two-year Ford technical career entry program that includes a paid internship, with students graduating with an associate’s degree and ready to enter the workforce with certifications from Ford.

Parkland will have 24 students in that program for the fall semester, Charney said.

Each student in the ASSET program is sponsored by a Ford dealership and spends eight weeks learning at Parkland and eight weeks at their sponsoring dealerships on a rotating basis throughout the two years, he said.

The coming semester will be the first time that true all-electric/hybrid technology will be implemented in classes, Charney said.

When graduates are fully certified, those working in a big city, like Indianapolis, can start earning $25 to $30 an hour, he said, and newly certified graduates working in rural areas of Illinois can start making around $20 an hour.

Parkland used a Perkins grant to purchase the Mach E from Shields Auto Centre, Rantoul.

In addition to gaining experience with the characteristics of a battery electric vehicle and learning how to safely remove and replace high voltage batteries, students will use new types of training aids based on virtual reality software, according to Parkland.

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THE FORD MUSTANG THAT SAW THE BEGINNING AND END OF GROUP A https://scodemustang.com/the-ford-mustang-that-saw-the-beginning-and-end-of-group-a/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 04:21:55 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/the-ford-mustang-that-saw-the-beginning-and-end-of-group-a/ Lawrie Nelson leading the Mustang Capri Components at Winton in 1985 – the first ATCC round held under Group A rules. Photo: an1images.com / Graeme Neander. DIFFERENT iterations of Ford Mustangs have appeared in different eras of touring cars and Australian racing – but only one car can claim to have covered the start and […]]]>

Lawrie Nelson leading the Mustang Capri Components at Winton in 1985 – the first ATCC round held under Group A rules. Photo: an1images.com / Graeme Neander.

DIFFERENT iterations of Ford Mustangs have appeared in different eras of touring cars and Australian racing – but only one car can claim to have covered the start and end of the Group A era.

Lawrie Nelson Mustang Capri Components, available for sale now via the V8 Sleuth Showroom here was at the very first race in which Group A cars entered – the 1984 Castrol 500 at Sandown – as well as the very last Group A event in 1992 at the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Adelaide.

Along the way he appeared in a series of Australian Touring Car Championship rounds, two Bathurst 1000s and six Sandown 500s.

Nelson, a longtime Capri driver, imported a Mustang GT from the United States in 1984 and turned it into a race car from there.

The Victorian privateer already held a special place in ATCC history by this time, as it had contributed to Ford’s list of championship wins, albeit in a race often overlooked in the story.

The then Capri driver won the only three-litre race held as part of the ATCC’s Oran Park round in 1979, when organizers held separate races for small and large cars.

So he helped contribute to Ford’s 400 milestonee ATCC / Supercars championship race victory won last year by Anton De Pasquale at The Bend, celebrated in a limited edition available here in the V8 Sleuth Superstore.

Nelson’s Mustang made its first appearance in the Group A class of the 1984 Castrol 500 at Sandown, but a litany of problems with the new car led him to retire it after practice and race his trusty Capri at the place.

A rare site of the Nelson/Jones Mustang on the track during testing of the 1984 Castrol 500 at Sandown. Photo: an1images.com/Graeme Neander.

Nelson and Peter Jones took the ‘Stang to Bathurst to compete in the Group A class of that year‘s ‘Great Race’, but only completed one lap due to steering problems.

The Capri Components Mustang was a more regular presence in the 1985 ATCC, including the opening round of the Group A era at Winton. Nelson went four more rounds that year with a best sixth-place finish in Winton’s season opener.

He teamed up with Bill O’Brien for Sandown and Bathurst although the pair did not complete any of the endurance classics. As other Ford racers moved into Sierras, Victorian Nelson stood firm with this Mustang, although his appearances from then on continued to be largely limited to his home country.

Nelson and the Capri Components car appeared in all three ATCC rounds in 1986, two in 1987, four in 1988, three in 1989 and a final appearance at Phillip Island in 1990 and he and the car were regulars in the annual Sandown 500 every year until 1989.

Since the car had such a long life in Group A racing, it was able to take advantage of a range of homologation upgrades that made this Mustang the most successful car of its type in the world. .

In 1986 the internals of the Getrag gearbox were upgraded to the stronger Holinger gear set and CAMS allowed a full floating nine inch Ford differential with a Harrop alloy center to be fitted in 1987.

In 1990, CAMS allowed a range of freedoms to the normally aspirated V8 engined Group A cars, so Lawrie used those changes to fit a Ford Motorsport four-bolt Windsor engine block, Ford SVO aluminum cylinder heads and a manifold manifold. single aluminum alloy intake.

Nelson’s Mustang among a group of Group A cars at the 1990 ATCC round at Phillip Island. Photo: an1images.com/Graeme Neander.

The very last appearance of the Group A touring cars in Australia was at the 1992 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide and it was only fitting that Nelson would dust off the Mustang and join the field for a final blast of ‘period’ .

Participating in this Adelaide event meant that this historic Mustang held the very unique distinction of being the only car present at the very beginning and very end of the Group A era in Australia, from Sandown 1984 to Adelaide 1992 .

This piece of Ford motorsport history has now been on the market since its third and current owner. The car underwent a full rotisserie restoration at Gunnedah Repairs with a new all-steel roll cage installed along with a new fuel cell and complete engine rebuild by Brad Tilley Auto Garage.

The car has been a regular in heritage touring cars and comes with a Motorsport Australia description certificate, allowing it to compete in historic motorsport in Australia. It is also highly eligible for historic Group A races around the world.

The last Group A event in Australia was held in Adelaide in 1992. Nelson’s Mustang was there, completing the circle of the Group A era in Australia. Photo: an1images.com/Graeme Neander.

Watch this Mustang in action below in Bathurst when it competed in the Heritage Touring Cars class at the Mountain:

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