I'm seriously considering an 02/ 03 GT conv. Unfortunately I would have to sell my 69 Mach 1 to get it, budget/ space says I can't have both. I don't have the time to " tinker" like I used to. Opinions?
That's a tough call. The new GT will certainly run rings around the Mach and won't require a lot of tinkering. But it won't have the "soul" or draw the attention the Mach gets. I did that for a while, but admittedly my modern toy was a '97 Z28 convertible. Still, I ended up back with the vintage years.
I bought one this year, Sonic Blue with parchment top and interior, really nice car..Handle beautifully. The 260 HP is plenty to get around with for old farts like me. Next year the Mach 1 is back with 300+ some say 360 hp, and the Cobra with about 390..SoI guess it is up to what you really want to do with 260 HP or wait for more power next year. Also adding a blower is said to jump the 260 to over 300..That write up is in the Mustang and Fast Ford mag this month.