On The Go Outtake: Mustang II Ghia V8 – Too Hot To Even Consider Chasing

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Here’s one I probably would have chased down, if I was on the other side of the divided Franklin Blvd and didn’t know it was sporting a V8. I did a notorious CC on the Mustang II Cobra, even calling it a Deadly Sin, before I decided only those companies that actually died deserved that honor. A venial sin, perhaps? I have shots of a couple of other IIs, but not a Ghia, with the V8, no less.

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And in such fine shape too. I’m not sure of its exact year, but if it’s a ’75, its 302 (4.9 L) V8 was rated at a mighty 122 (net) hp. On second thought, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t even try to chase it. The ’76 upped that to 134, and the ’77 and ’78s had a stonking 139 hp. Now if only they hadn’t put such big wheels on it; totally upsets its otherwise splendid lines and balance.