Thursday, December 08, 2011

Ford Mustang Body Kits

We don't feature an awful lot of pictures of cars or car accessories here, but if you're an overgrown boy the way some of us are, there's probably few things more interesting to you than the body of a souped-up Mustang. For the sake of any non-gearheads, body kits are aftermarket collections of auto body components. Think of them as replacement skins for cars, or perhaps ultra-low-tech, super-slow Transformers that could be crushed without any effort by even the lowliest Decepticon.

Okay, let's get started.



We know white isn't the most exciting color, but remember, you can always paint it a different hue. On the other hand, the first movie appearance of a Mustang was a white convertible with a red interior, so I suppose it's a classic choice. (Don't know the movie right off the top of your head? Consider that a trivia question and we'll get back to you later.) Also the red stripe and the spoiler is very cool. It's not quite the Mach V, but it does have a "Speed Racer" quality to it.

Moving on...



It's easy to dig the silver look. And there's just something very classical and sleek about the convertible styling.



"Show me the sky," indeed. This is a pretty snazzy convertible shell that almost tops the early Mustang classics. Actually, we will admit that it looks much cooler than that white 1964 Mustang which was (we're now answering that earlier trivia question) driven by the vengeance-seeking Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet).

Though the early entries in the hugely enduring film franchise this is from are infamous for their sexism, Ms. Masterson was not just one of many car accessories. She had no romantic interest in the handsome hero and went toe-to-toe with the world's most famous automobile, the Aston-Martin driven by Sean Connery as James Bond in 1964's "Goldfinger." The movie was released before Mustangs were even widely available. Here's a pic from our favorite Bond flick just for fun.

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2 comments :

Arthur Smith said...

That first set of pics you have reminds me of a hotwheels mustang fresh out of the box. I'd probably never see a car with that paint job at the ford dealers long island.

devin markley said...

I agree with the post by Arthur. That was then,this is now. Time to create an identity for this generation of buyers for body kit.