C-code 289 currently living under the hood looks quite correct and brightly detailed. The C-code cars had 2-barrel carburetors, but this one now carries a fresh 4-barrel, perhaps in the quest for more horsepower, which is never a bad idea. It’s quite neatly done, with finned Edelbrock dress-up parts and chrome Monte Carlo bar atop a correct black engine block. It starts easily and feels smooth and torquey, so this Mustang is a great travelling partner no matter where you’re going. Power steering is a rather important option, even on a lightweight Mustang, and the automatic transmission teams up with 2.80 gears to make it an awesome highway cruiser. A proper dual exhaust system has a nice V8 burble to it and thanks to a lifetime in a warm climate, the undercarriage is in very good original condition.

Fort Worth, Texas, United States