Part 1 of this pair of posts wasn't really a giveaway of a feature car. It was actually a feature car used in contest promotional materials in order to get your attention. And, that it did. There is at least one contest that was an honest to goodness feature car giveway. It was a contest from KISS 98.5 in Buffalo, NY offering a chance to win $10,000 in cash and a Limited Edition Mustang Convertible.
From my archives, this is from a contest that was run by Nationwide Long Distance, a telecommuncations company. This image appeared on the contest entry box and pictured two stock Ford images one being a 1993 canary yellow feature car.
One of the things that I look for when I see a fox Mustang that's claimed to be "all stock" and/or "original" is the air silencer. It's just one of the many little OCD things that plague me. While you're still able to detect that it is missing, here's a nice little trick to disguise the most obvious sign that you have removed it - the hole that the removal leaves behind.
There is a new Facebook group dedicated to Feature Mustangs.
I think it compliments what we are doing here very nicely. It's a great place to share your cars, stories, upcoming shows and for sale findings. It took the initiative of Donny W. to get it going. I'm helping to administer it. It's a small but growing group.
Triple White Feature car located in Jupiter Florida. Car is all original with only 37,900 miles. Automatic with full documentation. Original paint, leather interior, and top. Comes with the original radio, floor mats, and convertible boot cover and storage bag. Paint is flawless. Runs perfect with no issues. Everything works as it should. Pictures upon request.
My winter project is centered around seats. I have a few minor issues to take care of. Right now the driver's seat is out of my car. I'm swapping out the power seat switch and possibly going to tackle debugging a slowly leaking lumbar support. I have a second seat that I am using for reference and parts. While having the two side-by-side on the bench I noticed something. There are numbers marked on the bottom. In the picture below, my seat is on the left and has "3 8". My spare has "4 16". With my car being built on 3/10/1993 I think that the "3 8" could be a date. This might be widely known but I didn't know I'd find this.
This is quite possibly the best deal on feature car parts right now. NOS Ford with Carlite glass for your bright white topped 1993 feature car. It's on ebay with a BIN of $189 plus $89 shipping.
One is listed but the description hints that there are more.
Over at the SSP forums, there is a thread on reproduction VIN labels created to gauge the market for such a thing. Ford licensed. About $100 for a set and available for order after the start of 2015. This seems like a good idea for those doing restorations and the like.