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Old 06-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #2061
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7 Up Mustang Session

Thursday night was one of the best of my life. I am not quite yet the official owner again, but it's a done deal. This session was just to brush up my 5 Speed skills, as I haven't driven a stick in 16 years, and to just go cruisin' with my brother. I did really well, never missed a beat actually.

I have been waiting 16 years for this day, and I couldn't be happier nor love my brother anymore for making it happen.

This is a very special, rare, and unique Ford Factory 25th Anniversary Mustang Convertible. 7 Up Bottling Company commissioned Ford to build 4,200 of these in 1990, some of which were to be given away at the 1990 NCAA Basketball Tournament. The deal fell thru at the last minute, but it was too late for Ford to stop production, so Ford branded them as promotional vehicles. Ford only produced 150 Canadian units, which are even mor unique than their US Vehicles, as Canada had quite different regulations, such as Daytime Running Headlights. Of these 150 units, only a few were 5 speeds and this is the only car with the option combo of Premium sound with graphic equalizer and special short shifter. This car was ordered by a Ford Dealer owner with these 2 option codes nobody knew about, as they were not listed on the order form. The car is loaded with A/C.

It's hard to believe this car is now 22 years old. If you were to drive it into a Ford showroom, you'd swear it's brand new. It only has 51,000 KM's (26,000 Miles) and has been extremely well taken care of. I remember once, after it was driven in rain (not by choice), I took it to my brothers garage and washed and dried the undercarriage. When the car was new, I remember looking at the 1968 Mustang's & Shelby's and saying, wow, these cars are over 20 years old. Now I am saying the same thing about this car.

It's truly a pure bred classic musclecar. I am so very, very fortunate. There was a lineup of 6 wealthy mustangers lined up to buy it behind me. The car is simply stunning and all-original. Even the tires are the same ones that came with it.

The car is special to me because I am a Mustanger and I worked 2 jobs for 4 years to pay for it, one of which was a night auditor at a hotel, working graveyards. I remember driving by the Ford Dealership one day and I noticed out of the corner of my eye this car, saying WTF is that? I never knew Ford was making these cars. It really stands out from the rest of the herd. The rest is history.













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Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
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Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 300 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1315 Lbs
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:03 PM   #2062
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That car is awesome gym.

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Sweet pic. I think I had a 1990 Mustang, but it was not a 5.0.

Long road trip coming up?
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Great squats Jim, and a sweet car!
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Squat 475 lbs
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Sweet pic. I think I had a 1990 Mustang, but it was not a 5.0.

Long road trip coming up?
Thanks Steve!! The house in the background is my Mom's house, which we just finished renovating and listed for sale. Mom bought that house in 1955 and I of course grew up there.

No long road trips coming up in the car, although we may take it to Banff this summer. The trip to Vernon will be done in the 2005 Honda Accord.(My Mom's car)
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Squat: 495 lbs
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Thanks Mike!! Bigger & Better squats coming up this weekend. 405 for a triple is on the menu.
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Did not lift today, as I was at a Mustang Show n Shine. I did not bring my 7UP car as it was raining. I haven't been to a car show in 16 years. It was great to get re-acquainted with some old friends. I also re-joined the Mustang Club and I plan on being active again in it. I was once the Vice President.

The show was held at a Casino located on an Indian Reserve, right on the edge of the city limits. The all you can eat Prime Rib buffet was just amazing. I set a new food PR. I was so full I was literally in pain for 4 hours after-wards. This should translate into a new squat PR Sunday!! I will be going for a 405 X3 set, along with some even heavier singles. Then its on to bench and deadlift. A 450 deadlift will be owned!!

This is a car my brother is seriously considering buying. He is so excited about it, he hasn't slept for 2 days. It is a 2007 Twister Special. It was built in Kansas (Tornado Alley) and is 1 of only 2 built. The other one is a hardtop, so in actuality, this is 1 of 1 built. Doesn't get any more rare than that. It is a simply stunning Mustang.

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Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
Age: 50

Gym PR's:
Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 300 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:42 AM   #2070
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Nice looking car. Does he like the color, or would he re-paint? Not that I hate it or anything, but some people are not fans of the orange.
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