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Fox special

Bericht door 78ghiaT5 » za 02 mar, 2019 17:35

Is dit nou een echt, speciaal actiemodel van weleer?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Ford-Must ... :rk:1:pf:0

Harry
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Re: Fox special

Bericht door grandmaster n » zo 03 mar, 2019 09:00

Ja dus. Net zoiets als Roush en Saleen.
Zie link.

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Re: Fox special

Bericht door 78ghiaT5 » zo 03 mar, 2019 18:47

oke, en dat Twister-gebeuren dan? is dat ook een speciaal model?
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Re: Fox special

Bericht door 1970TwisterSpecial » zo 03 mar, 2019 21:24

Jazeker Harry.
In 1985 werden 90 GT's aangepast naar Twister Specials in 4 verschillende kleuren
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1985 Twister II Mustangs
Fast forward to a decade and a half later... the 1985 Mustang GT had just been introduced with a revised 210 hp engine in the 5-speed version (up 35 hp from 1984) and it was already being touted as one of the premier muscle cars of its day - a perfect platform to once again bring back the modern-day version of the Twister Special on its 15th anniversary. With the encouragement of some long-time Mustang enthusiasts, Ford and the Kansas City district sales office once again collaborated to produce the 1985 Twister II. A total of 90 Twister II Mustangs were produced in October 1984.

Unlike the original 1970 Twister Special Mustangs which had many performance options, few comfort options and were all Mach 1 fastbacks painted Grabber Orange, the 1985 Twister II's could be had in both the Mustang GT hatchback and convertible models, were available optioned with creature comforts such as air conditioning, power windows and locks, etc. and could be had in 3 or 4 different colors. While most Twister II's came with 5-speeds (and the 210 hp, 4v carbed version of the 5.0L), a handful were also produced with the automatic (AOD) transmission (which required the 180 hp, CFI / fuel injected 5.0L).

A Ford press release (from November 1984) for the Twister II says:

"On November 7, 1969, a Twister hit Kansas City Ford dealers' showroom -- and was a smashing success. Now, 15 years later, the Twister returns.

The original Twister was a high-performance version of Ford Mustang and Torino and was an immediate sell-out hit with performance car buffs. The 1985 Twister is a Mustang with a 210-horsepower V-8 engine, 5-speed manual transmission and special exterior trim.

"This one's going to sell out, too" says Joe Heisler. "It is an exclusive, limited Kansas City special edition car and Ford dealers already have taken orders for one-third of the scheduled production."

The 15th anniversary of the original Twister and the introduction of the '85 version will be celebrated at a luncheon next Wednesday at the Marriott Hotel at I-35 and Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas.

Several of the original Twisters will be on display, courtesy of a local Twisters owners group, along with the '85 models. Members of that group and area Ford dealers will be honored at the luncheon."

How to Identify a 1985 Twister II Mustang
The limited run 1985 Twister II Mustang's were basically standard 1985 Mustang GT's with a decal package applied by the Kansas City District Sales office (DSO 53). As such, they came with all the visual and performance goodies of the regular 1985 GT's such as 5.0L HO engines (210 hp, 4v carb/5-speed or 180 hp, CFI/automatic), Traction-Lok differentials, special handling package, quadra-shocks in the rear, dual exhaust, exterior GT markings, etc. (see the complete list of 1985 GT features). The '85 Twister II received no additional performance enhancements over the regular '85 Mustang GT. Twisters were available with any of the options available on regular GT's including sunroof, T-tops, optional axle, rear defrost, power windows, power locks, etc.

1985 Twister II's came with the following:

Exterior "Twister II" decals – consisting of a large set of black stripes with the cut-out words "TWISTER II" running the length of the rocker panel below the rub strip on each side of the car and a smaller black "tornado with eyes" decal directly in front of each rear wheel (above the embossed "GT" on the rub strip). These decals were not applied at the factory, rather they were all applied at the Claycomo Ford plant transport lot near Kansas City, MO.
Bronze dash plate - this plate reads "1985 Limited Edition TWISTER II, Kansas City District, October 1984" with a running horse emblem/tornado design in the center and was to be placed on the passenger side dash. Many Twister II's do not have these as the plates were shipped separately to the dealers and unfortunately, it is believed many of them ended up in the hands of salespeople or other dealership personnel as keepsakes instead of being placed on the cars.
Alabaster coaster - this reads "1985 Limited Edition TWISTER II, Kansas City District" with a running horse emblem/tornado design in the center. This was to be given to the new owner of the car upon purchase, however, as with the dash plates, these often found their way into the hands of dealership personnel instead of the new owner.
Press package - this featured a press release about the 1985 Twister II and a picture of the Twister II along with the original 1970 Mach 1 Twister Special. Similar to the coaster, this was supposed to be given to the new owner of each Twister II, but, in many instances, the owners never received one.
An authentic 1985 Twister II must have ALL of the following (in addition to the items described above):

DSO code of "53" (Kansas City District Sales Office) - this code can be found on the middle/lower right side of the certification label (aka driver's door tag) - this code can also be found on the original window sticker, owner's warranty card or build sheet if the door tag is unreadable or unavailable. The "53" DSO covered dealerships in large parts of Missouri and Kansas.
Scheduled build month of October 1984 - this can be confirmed by looking in the upper left corner of the driver's door tag - it should say "Date: 10/84" (note: the "actual" build date such as on the owner's warranty card may be late September).
VIN in a certain number range - while the 90 1985 Twister II VIN's are not consecutive like the original 1970 Twister Specials, the last 6 digits of their VINs do fall within a few certain number ranges - the last 6 digits of the VIN must fall in the following ranges 109800-109899, 110300-110399 or 112200-112299. (NOTE - other non-Twister II Mustangs do fall within these ranges so a VIN number in these ranges alone does not positively confirm a car is a Twister II, it should meet all of the other criteria listed also). The VIN numbers can be found in a number of places on a car and they should be compared to ensure that they all match (for example, sometimes the driver's door is replaced with one from a different car and the door tag would therefore show the incorrect data for the car). The VIN can be found in the following places: metal tag on driver's dash at the base of the windshield, driver's door tag (middle of tag) and buck tag (last 6 digits only).
Limited exterior paint colors - the vast majority of Twister II's were Jalapena Red (aka Bright Red) (2R), however they were also produced in only three other colors - Oxford White (9L), Medium Canyon Red Metallic (2A) and Silver Metallic (1E) - the original paint color can be verified by checking the code on the middle/lower left side of the driver's door tag - this code can also be found on the original window sticker, warranty card, build sheet or buck tag if the door tag is unreadable or unavailable.
Since Twister II's were a Kansas City Sales District promotional car, there was nothing on the window sticker indicating it as a Twister II. There are also no distinctive markings on the driver's door tag, buck tag or buildsheet that identify the car as a Twister II. We have heard that some dealers added their own additional window sticker to mark up the price of the Twister II over the standard GT price (per the original owner of a Twister II convertible, the dealer charged an extra $85 for his Twister II over a regular '85 GT).

1985 Twister II Mustang Production Numbers
Only 90 Twister II Mustangs were produced in October 1984. The table below breaks down the production numbers by bodystyle and transmission:

1985 Twister II Mustang Production Numbers
Total = 90
5.0L 5-speed
(4v carb) 5.0L automatic
(AOD) (CFI) Totals
Hatchbacks 74 2 76
Convertibles 9 5 14
Totals 83 7 90


While other production details are not known at this time, it is known that of the 74 5-speed hatchbacks produced, 12 or 13 were equipped with the optional 3.08 gears. In addition, approximately 25 of the hatchbacks came with T-tops and approximately 10 were equipped with a sunroof. No Twister Special convertibles were equipped with the optional 3.08 gears.

Although the vast majority of 1985 Twister II Mustangs were produced in Jalapena (Bright Red) (approx. 74 made in this color), they were also produced in a few additional colors such as Oxford White (approx. 14 made in this color) and Medium Canyon Red and Silver Metallic (believed to be approx. 1 of each color). Of the 14 Oxford White T2's, 3 were made with T-Tops. Also, 11 of the Oxford White T2's came with the 4v/T5 engine/transmission combo and 3 with the CFI/AOD.

Conclusion
Now that it has been eighteen years since Twister II's were produced, it is hard to say how many of these cars still exist. At this point in time, we have five 1985 Twister II Mustangs in our registry - three 5-speed hatchbacks, two 5-speed convertibles - all Jalapena Red (Bright Red) 2R. We have also seen a number of Twister II's in person at various Mustang events around the midwest that are not in the registry and have heard about other Twister II's coming up for sale every so often. The Twister II's that we are aware of range in condition from rusted out hulks to pristine, like-new cars still in the possession of the original owner.

Since the limited edition 1985 Twister II Mustangs featured no additional performance equipment and offered only small cosmetic changes over a regular Mustang GT, the topic of Twister II values can be somewhat controversial. Obviously, a pristine, all-original, completely-documented Twister II will command a higher premium over a regular 1985 Mustang GT than a Twister II in very poor condition, but it's hard to say how much higher. Basically, these cars are only worth however much a seller is willing to pay and how badly they want a car that is not your average, run-of-the-mill Mustang GT.

If YOU OWN a 1985 Twister II Mustang (or if you know of one someone else owns one, find one in the junkyard, run across one for sale, etc.), please be sure and enter it into our registry!!!! We are trying to get as many '85 Twister II's registered as possible to get a good idea of how many still exist. Thanks!!

Information Still Needed!
1985 Twister II Mustangs - We are still looking for ANY additional information on 1985 Twister II Mustangs that we can get our hands on including:

original documentation from when the cars were sold new (such as window stickers, buildsheets, press releases, newspaper articles) AND
additional photos (including good exterior photos, good detail shots of Twister II-specific items on these cars, photos of the Twister II introduction).
Other 1982-1993 Mustang regional specials - We are also looking for ANY additional information on any other 3rd generation Mustang regional specials that may be out there.
(Bron: http://www.mustanggt.org/twister2)
grtz, Ronald
- 1970 Mach1 Twister Special
- 1979 Indianapolis Pace Car Special
- 1979 Indy Pace Car Go-Kart
- 2007 Saleen Parnelli Jones # 161
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Re: Fox special

Bericht door mustangmania » ma 04 mar, 2019 20:57

Grappig te lezen.....Twister II was wel bekend maar deze kon ik nog niet. Eigenlijk een gepersonaliseerde Mustang waarvan de onbekendheid hem eigenlijk onbemind maakt. Dat vindt ik eigenlijk best jammer.
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Re: Fox special

Bericht door 78ghiaT5 » do 07 mar, 2019 19:27

verklaart natuurlijk wel de exorbitante vraagprijs voor deze auto. dank voor de info, weer wat geleerd.

harry
8F04F175384 = Ford T5 II Ghia 1978 Gold-Brown metallic
6F04F211683 = Mustang II Ghia 1976 'Silver Luxury Group'
Goud en Zilver... een Olympische combinatie!
8F02Z138253 = Mustang II Coupe 1978 (deceased)

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