LeMons Hood Scoop Of The Day: Mustang II License Plate Special

After a long day of 24 Hours Of LeMons BS inspections, we knocked off for the day when it got too dark to see those "junkyard" Bilstein shocks or "Katrina flood cars." Out of the 76 cars that will be racing tomorrow, we probably got through 45; the others weren't... quite... ready... yet (cue sounds of Sawzalls, frantic… » 10/17/08 11:45pm 10/17/08 11:45pm

The 1978 Mustang Ghia: Even Better Than Being A Knife-Thrower's Target!

By the fifth year of the Mustang II, Ford's ads for the Pinto-esque pony were taking a different approach than those from '74. In 1978, you could pick up a new base Mustang Ghia (i.e., the one with the Malaise-o-riffic 88-horse four-cylinder) for less than the 1977 price. Sign us up! » 7/29/08 10:30am 7/29/08 10:30am

What's The Worst Example Of Brand Dilution?

When a company does all that work to build a brand you'd think they'd be careful about letting it go to crap for a couple of extra bucks. But companies love extra bucks and, when nothing else is going for them, they can always leverage awareness. Take the VW Caddy Carrera, a special edition VW van from Porsche? Really? … » 5/30/08 11:40am 5/30/08 11:40am

1976 Ford Mustang II Converted To Mid-Engined Nightmare

The never ending smörgåsbord of awesome and terrifying projects that is eBay Motors leads us to a steaming heap of horror today with this very uniquely modified 1976 Ford Mustang II. The poster child for the malaise era, this particular 2.3L terror began its transformation to a mid-engined beast way back in 1978 and… » 5/08/08 4:40pm 5/08/08 4:40pm

Project Car Hell, South Carolina Edition: GT6 or 429 Mustang II?

The completely indecipherable photograph and PCH Superpower heritage of the '48 Morris Minor truck were the winning combination when it came to beating the 89-year-old Dodge in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. Today we're going with a regional theme, because the last time we had two vehicles from the same… » 3/26/08 5:15pm 3/26/08 5:15pm

1976 Ford Mustang

Nothing seems more emblematic of Malaise Era cars than what happened to the Mustang as the 70s progressed. First Ford went into Bloat Mode, piling on gingerbread and ever-larger bodywork on the once-sleek Mustang, then ditched the platform completely and produced the Pinto-based Mustang II starting in 1974. The… » 11/20/07 9:00am 11/20/07 9:00am