1 OF 6 EVER BUILT, RONNIE SOX & SHOTGUN CUSTOMS SPECIAL EDITION 5.0 SCREAMER!!
Special-edition cars are no big deal today, but back in 1990, racing legend Ronnie Sox put his name and talent to work on a Ford Mustang and ended up whit this awesome little coupe. One of only six built and the only one to have a full-tilt Boss 302 engine instead of a garden-variety 5.0, it's a comprehensively modified car that makes for one heck of an entertaining package, even 25 years later.
The booming 5.0 aftermarket made building a "special edition" car easy back in the 1990s, but Ronnie Sox and the guys at Shotgun Customs did it the hard way. The LX coupe was stripped and treated to a unique red and white paint job that Ronnie Sox fans will recognize instantly, plus a set of special ground-effects that look great on the notchback body style. A hood scoop replicates the Boss 302's Shaker setup, while a wrap-around rear spoiler and GT-spec taillights give it a unique look as it's running away from its victims. As a special-edition car, it got the requisite badging and decals, and someone has obviously kept this one someplace safe, because it looks fantastic even today. Where a lot of 5.0 Mustangs were abused, this one obviously led a charmed life and is one of only three survivors of those six originally built.
The interior was obviously heavily influenced by Ronny Sox's racing involvement, and the deeply sculpted bucket seats, 6-point roll cage, and other race-spec components all bear that out. With just over 4100 miles on the clock, everything is pretty much as it was when the car was first completed and the driving experience is, shall we say, intense. Grab the Hurst cue ball, spark up the engine which rumbles with a big cam and shows on the monster tach as having lightning-quick throttle response, and hang on, because this is one heck of a ride. The factory gauges still do their thing, but you'll probably be more interested in the auxiliary dials mounted up top in the center of the dash. The fat steering wheel is a big improvement over the clumsy factory piece and the finish quality throughout the interior is better than any home-built 5.0 you've ever seen. There's a back seat that was upholstered to match the front buckets and custom door panel inserts that look smart. Even the trunk is pretty much stock, aside from the down bars on the cage, which are properly attached to the subframe.
The engine is technically a 5.0, but it's more accurately a Boss 302 with boss heads and a big 4-barrel carburetor. It snarls and barks like a race piece and pulls the lightweight coupe around with gusto. There are race-spec parts everywhere you look, but it also includes niceties such as power steering and 4-wheel power disc brakes. The chassis is further reinforced with subframe connectors and just dig those amazing long-tube headers that maximize ground clearance! Flowmaster mufflers, Koni adjustable shocks, custom springs, a Doug Nash 5-speed, and 3.55 gears in the rear end make this much more than a garden-variety 5.0 Mustang. Even the wheels have a period-perfect look, wearing staggered performance radials wide enough to really make it stick.
This car is hardcore in all the places that it matters, but thanks to careful engineering, it's still quite street-friendly and definitely makes an impact everywhere Mustang fans are gathered. If you missed your 5.0 in the '90s, here's an amazing second chance. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Cloth Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Tilt Wheel
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