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1975 "Roush" Mustang II Big Block Twin Turbo Charged:eBay Motors (item 280446659445 end time Jan-10-10 17:50:24 PST)

I remember this car well. I still have the original 1977 article in Hot Rod about it. I remember it making so much power that is was hard to handle. I think they ran it up to 140 mph back then, but had to slow down because they were on an unfinished freeway overpass. I also remember when Roush took an '83 Mustang and put a stroked Cleveland in it. I am pretty sure it was called "Sudden Death II". Both great cars and would love to have this '75 for sure.

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Boy, talk about "old school"!
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I'm not a big fan of mustangs but that car is bad ass !!!
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Certainly seems to be a bit of a messed up car if it has only 515 miles on it.

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What the hell is a Big Block Ford???

Obviously it's a 429/460 but for people that can't see it could be any of 28 different engines....
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It's hard to see the car past that guy's finger!!!

I'm generally not a fan of Mustang II's but that's one I would like to have! Too bad it is in such rough shape these days, but it will likely show up on Barrett-Jackson in a few years completely restored and go for over $70K!

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Yeah the finger.
That is funny.......great photographer.

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Kinda cool but I'm not a fan of the Mustang 2. But hey, the popoff valve looks serious....

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I think it's awesome that the car is still intact. I was a subscriber when the SD2 article was published, and remember seeing the SD1 car pictured and briefly mentioned in that article.

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I remember that '77 issue well. Baskerville also did a road test in a 427 SC Cobra. A "real" one! They also had an article on budget bracket racing with a '66 Mustang. It was cool to see the prices for the parts they put on it and how much quicker they got with each new upgrade. There was also a bunch of really cool race car/hot rods in that issue too. One was a drag truck called "Kaptain Krunch". It's amazing to see where we are now compared to the stuff back then. I think the goofiest car they had in that issue was a 4 wheel drive Pinto with flames and a 6-71 blown Cleveland and tilt hood on the thing. But "Sudden Death" was the sickest. The picture of Baskerville and Joe Ruggillero driving down the streets in Michigan in a car that for it's time, could beat anything on the road. Hey, Mustang IIs are still cool in my book. I just can't believe the thing is still around and basically all there!
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i remember it, and yes i still own one. mine is rare and i think i will keep it that way.
the other thing is 2700lbs seems like its awful light what did they do to it.
515 miles original on what speedo????
6900 if the engine is in good shape and the tranny and rear assembly is good thats a good buy.
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It didn't sell. Went to $6,900 and auction ended. I guess people have no idea what this car really is. I'd take it and use it to race in the 1/4 mile as it sits!
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the only thing i can say about that is....I want it! I dont care if its a mustang II, its got a twin turboed 429 in it. It probably hauls a** but i dont think id try to take corner in it too hard.

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It's hard to see the car past that guy's finger!!!

I'm generally not a fan of Mustang II's but that's one I would like to have! Too bad it is in such rough shape these days, but it will likely show up on Barrett-Jackson in a few years completely restored and go for over $70K!
LOL! Doesn't even have to be restored and those rich collectors will pay $1mill for a "Roush" super low mile #9 or 15 made They're now paying 6 figures for kit cars and replicas LOL!
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I recently aquired this car and it will undergo a complete restoration to bring it back to it's appearance when it was first built in 1976 and appeared in Hot Rod Magazine in '77. The car has become somewhat of an urban legend. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of sharing it with the hobby for the first time in 30 years. For the doubting thomas's out there, I do have a copy of the original Ford Motor Credit title, dated 1975 with Ruggirello's name on it, so its provenance is beyond question.

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