Jack Roush and Fords go back a long way, and the Roush signature
series Mustangs have always been special cars. This 2008 Ford
Mustang Roush 427R is a great opportunity at a great price, packing
a supercharged 4.6 liter V8, and just 23,155 original miles.
Vista Blue paint is accentuated by silver Roush stripes that define Jack Roush's favorite cars. You might be looking at this car and wondering why it's so affordable given its pedigree, and that's simply because some of the Roush body kit parts need some touch-up. They're LOW and they do take a beating, so with a little TLC, this could be a spectacular car that will pay you back at sales time. Roush equipment is always functional, not merely cosmetic, so the body add-ons add stability at high speeds as well as force-feeding cool air to the supercharged power plant living under the hood. Auxiliary driving lights give the front end a very purposeful look and the rear spoiler adds downforce at speed, which is always welcome. It has not been wrecked or hit, so you can cross those off your list of worries, and the important stuff fits together beautifully: doors, hood, deck lid, all of it fits the way the factory intended.
The interior is standard Mustang equipment, but in 2008, that was definitely a good thing. The vintage-themed pony car delivers big comfort with two-tone bucket seats wrapped in comfortable black and blue leather, a big three-spoke steering wheel, and white-faced gauges that monitor all the vitals and wear big ROUSH logos on their faces. Everything was standard equipment, including A/C, power windows, locks, and mirrors, a tilt wheel, cruise control, and a thumping AM/FM/ CD stereo system that can still compete with the rumbling exhaust note. Of note, the Roush shifter for the 5-speed manual gearbox is a joy to row through the gears and Jack put his signature on various parts of the interior, just to remind you that you're driving something special built by one of the great names in Blue Oval motorsports. And this Mustang is also practical, offering a deep, flat trunk as well as Jack's favorite option: a tool kit built into the trunk lid. Too cool!
Hardware is what matters on a Roush, and the '427' in its name refers to the horsepower output of the supercharged, excuse me, ROUSHcharged, 4.6 liter 3-valve V8. At the time, it was the most powerful Roush Mustang ever built and remains a fantastic drive for experienced drivers. But with all that power comes a remarkable amount of user-friendliness, making this a car your mother could drive to church while remaining scary fast when needed. Custom engine software and a performance exhaust system add a few horsepower over earlier models, and as you'd guess, it's a thrill to slide behind the wheel. Underneath, Roush also adds giant brakes, stiffer springs and shocks, upgraded sway bars, and a few other goodies to give the suspension the competence it needs to handle the power. The exhaust has a fantastic note and despite signs of having been used in the real world (it lived on a country road), this car is still a threat on the track if that's your thing. Custom Roush 18-inch alloys are bathed in chrome and then wrapped with a set of aggressive performance radials that still have a lot of life left in them.
This is a great opportunity to pick up one of the nastiest pieces of hardware from one of the biggest names in Blue Oval performance, all for the price of a garden-variety Mustang. Call today!
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