On The StreetOur '86 T-top coupe is a street car. We've outfitted the 'Stang with 17-inch '07 Shelby GT 500 wheels from AmericanMuscle.com with Nitto's NT555s (235/45ZR 17 front) and NT555R (275/40ZR 17 rear) Extreme Drag Radials for cruising the boulevards.
The seats, restored with extra padding by Oscar Barrera ("The Comfort Zone," Sept. '06, p. 144) are comfortable and Flaming River's manual rack and steering components make the 'Stang easy to handle on local streets and the freeway.
There's no questioning the coupe's power. Be it a quick snap of the throttle from a low-speed roll or a full-on pedal-mash on an open stretch of the 118 Freeway, this ride boogies and things happen quickly as boost increases.
Needless to say, our '86 turns heads the minute we slip into traffic. We're pleased that we're able to drive it and enjoy it.