The model that kicked off the 'pony car' craze, the Ford Mustang is a cherished piece of American automotive history. Introduced in 1964, and produced to date over six generations with many special and performance variants, the Mustang has captured the hearts of many, been immortalized in song (Mustang Sally), and graced the silver screen, notably with Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt.' Up for sale is a fourth-generation example from 2003, which is a bit more special than usual. This car started life as a Mustang GT, and has since been treated to some tasty upgrades by Roush Performance, making it a Ford Mustang GT Roush Stage 3 380R. This car comes from Arizona with 31,971 miles on the clock and is offered for sale by the original owner. The Jack Roush guidebook and custom car cover are included in the sale, as is the Roush toolkit.
This 2003 Mustang GT Roush Stage 3 380R comes with black paintwork for a menacing look. It's got a Roush body kit and spoiler, gold striping, Roush 19-inch alloy wheels, and '380R' decals on the side. The rear side windows host a decal with the signature of Jack Roush and the fact that the car is supercharged. A full-size 19-inch spare wheel is included as well. The interior is a similarly black affair with leather seats, a Day-Glo meter cluster, and a numbered plaque on the dash, confirming that this unit is 0006 of 1000.
The standard Mustang GT models come with Ford's 4.6L' Modular' V8 engine, a reliable and long-serving powerplant that's seen in many Ford models. This one has been heavily breathed on by Roush, courtesy of a Stage 3 kit that includes suspension mods and supercharging. The result is a power output of 379bhp and 380lb-ft. The power is sent to the Mustang's solid axle and rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission with shorter throws. Roush's upgraded suspension is added for enhanced handling, as is a cold air intake, and it is reported that all hoses and belts have been recently replaced with new units. With the mods, the car is reported to undertake the 0 to 60mph sprint in around 4 seconds.