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• The first book about the Mustang II and Pinto • Complete coverage of the Mustang II and Pinto in racing • New illustrations of Mustang II and Pinto • Written with the assistance of Roush Automotive • All performance and appearance packages covered • Features: the Sudden Death Mustang II • The Pangra & Pavement Pounder Pinto • Mustang II pin-ups included • Kemp Cobra II, Galpin Pinto of Car and Driver Pinto Ford Mustang II & Pinto 1970 to '80 is the story of Ford's original, home-grown small cars, the Mustang II and Pinto. Follow their progress through a difficult decade when Henry took on the imports, battled bureaucracy and gave Americans the economy and sports luxury subcompacts they wanted. This book details the successful design, building and sale of these small American Fords that faced domestic and foreign rivals. Mustang II and Pinto went through many permutations, appearance and performance packages - options that have helped the cars become collectible classics, and are prime examples of the decade the pony car survived. Going beyond stock standard were the customizers and racers that pushed the cars and their designs to the limit. Mustang II and Pinto graced enthusiast car magazine covers, and became stars in TV and films. They were small cars that made a big impact, and kept the Mustang galloping.
Author: Marc Cranswick
Author Bio: Marc Cranswick has written about and drawn the cars and trucks of the Big 3 and independent automakers for over 15 years. He writes enthusiast-directed model history books, and has involvement with many car clubs. In the Mopar world he is known for the reference book The Cars of American Motors - An Illustrated History, as seen on NBC’s business channel CNBC. His other books include Ford Midsize Muscle - Fairlane, Torino & Ranchero; Mazda Rotary-Engined Cars, and Pontiac Firebird - The Auto-Biography.
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Binding Type: Hardcover
Illustrations: 150 color & b/w photos