If you ever cross the border to a car show around Vancouver, British Columbia, there is a good chance you will see a most unique and memorable vehicle – a 1978 canary yellow King Cobra Mustang II. Not only is this car memorable for the color, but also because it may well be the only Mustang II with a ROUSH® crate engine stuffed under the hood.
The car is owned by Angie Hall, and was a Christmas present in 2007. Her husband Tony promised she could do anything she wanted to the car and one of the first things Angie did was order up the ROUSH parts. The engine is built on a Ford Racing block, has ported ROUSH 200 heads, ROUSH valve covers and a ROUSH air breather assembly. Hooker ceramic headers and chrome accessories complete the under hood package.
In the past three years Angie’s car has won 27 awards, including several first place and people’s choice trophies; most recently it was named the “Best of the Herd” at the Greater Vancouver Mustang Association show on August 22.
This car even attracts the attention of hardcore “car guys” as evidenced by the autographs of Chip Foose, George Barris and Jack Roush.
Tony and Angie live in Coquitlam, B.C., and find the challenge of restoring the Mustang II quite interesting as parts are quite difficult to locate and there are virtually no aftermarket suppliers for these cars. They have restored more than a dozen so far, but this yellow King Cobra model may well be the one that people will talk about the most.
For more information on the Hall’s collection of Mustang II cars, visit www.ForgottenPony.com.