Under the hood is the famous 289 cubic-inch V8 motor. It has all the right specs for this C-code car, but there are also some cool upgrades in the engine bay like the shiny air grabber and Cobra valve covers. It’s an overall presentation that’s worthy of a car you’re going to love showing off. The V8 has the kind of pep that helped make the Mustang a legend, and there’s even a nice hint of rumble from the dual exhaust. Best of all, you are in complete control of the power and soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. So yes, this is the perfect classic for everything from weekend cruising to a little open-top backroad fun.

Lutz, Florida, United States