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Hey everyone,

I've been wanting to make my first post and introduce myself for a while now, but simply haven't had any spare time until today. I'm the third (I think) owner of True Blue Bullitt number 00270, and am loving every minute I can steal away behind the wheel of this little beast.

Back in high school (mid-1970's), I bought a used 1971 Mustang (302 2v) with money saved from my first job. It was a Wimbledon white coupe with black vinyl top that I slowly customized with matching black rally stripes, BF Goodrich T/A 60's on Ansen rims, a Craig quadraphonic FM 8-track with Pioneer speakers (remember those?), a set of headers with glasspacks, and a very subtle stance drop. I truly loved that car, but like so many of my buddies from back then, I eventually sold it off for a song in order to buy a more "practical" vehicle after getting married.

Fast forward to a few months ago, when I was given a chance to right that wrong in the form of a Bullitt Mustang! Man, what an automobile! It's got all of the rumble and snarl I remember from my old ride, but with three times the handling, double the gas mileage, and 55 more horses (stock) from a smaller and lighter motor! I love technology!

Anyway, I really look forward to getting to know everyone and hearing all of your tips for how to make these cars shine even more brightly. Unfortunately, my little pony had already undergone several modifications from stock by the time it fell into my hands. Gone were the original Bullitt rims, the Mach 460 AM/FM 6-CD in-dash unit (orginal speakers remain), two of the Bullitt footpedals, and several other interior trim pieces (radio bezel, seatbelt harness cover, shift boot, etc). But at least some of the more noticeable missing stuff had a decent replacement. The wheels are 15" Velocity rims wrapped in Nexen rubber (which don't look bad, actually), and the new sound system is a Sony CDX-GT500 removable deck with trunk-mounted Sony 10-CD player, Sony Xplod 1000W amp, and Kicker L-5 subwoofer (all keepers, for sure). As for the other stuff, I've been able to replace most of it with reasonably priced Ebay specials.

The car also arrived with about 95,000 miles on the clock (somebody had been having a REAL good time with this baby!), and I've taken it upon myself to add another 3000 in the few months since I got it (I gotta have some fun too, ya know!). As far as future mods go, I'm saving for an intercooled ATI ProCharger supercharger kit, custom headers, and a nice, fresh coat of True Blue - complete with custom pinstriping by local Central California legend Craig Judd. Oh yeah!

Well, gotta run. I'll try and post some pics of my beloved ride when I get a minute. CYA!

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Welcome aboard! You will enjoy this site. Sounds like you graduated from high school a few years after I did (1973). I had a '69 Mustang in high school. There are a lot of characters that frequent this site as well as it's a host of valuable information. Make sure you establish an opinion regarding the '08.5 Bullitt ;)
 

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Welcome to the site! Know you will enjoy. Didn't get my first Stang until the fall after High School, bought a 65 in Sept of '71, still in the family, son drives and races it now, but I love my Bullitt!
 

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Welcome to the site and back to Mustangs. I graduated High School in 1972. I bought a 1973 Mustang Convertible in 1974, Wimbledon White also. Still have the 73 and two other stangs. Thinking about selling the 98 GT and getting a Bullitt! Enjoy your Bullitt!

 

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Welcome to the group and have fun with the new toy!!

Here are a few pictures of my 71 along with my Bullitt. I had the NACA hood put on few years after I bought the Bullitt.

I can see you have great taste in cars!!!!
 

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Wow,

Thanks one and all for the quick responses; I already feel right at home!

Mike / Mustang Wi, I gotta tell ya, those pics of your '73 and '71 actually got me choked up for my old 'Stang. I foolishly let mine go in '85, then saw her a couple of times here and there over the next few years before she up and disappeared. I can't tell you how many times I've kicked myself for not hanging on to that car and passing it along to my own son like you did, Old Mustanger. I know a couple guys who were smart enough to do that, but not many.

Speaking of that, not long ago a young kid showed up to escort my daughter to the high school prom driving a meticulously restored 1969 RS/SS Camaro that looked very familiar. After we talked a bit, I discovered he was actually the son of a guy I knew back in high school, and that that car was the same one his old man used to drive back in the day. It seems that after throwing a rod in a drag race, his father had simply pushed it into grandpa's barn - fully intending to rebuild it someday. But then life intervened, and the car sat untouched for 23 years until the kid stumbled across it, touching off a five year father-son resto project. How cool is that?

Oh well, maybe I can still make good on handing down a muscle car with a future grandson and this Bullitt. But not for a looooooooooooooong time.

As for the '08.5 Bullitt, I'm assuming since we're offering opinions that its a done deal? I'd heard rumors here and there that Ford might be trying to work out another licensing agreement to bring it back, but nothing solid. Are there any advance pics or renderings on the Net? I'd like to see what they have in mind before I pass judgement.
 
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