2270 original miles. Fully documented with window stickers, manuals, and dealer paperwork. Optional tool kit, big brakes, chrome wheels, short-throw shifter. Fast and beautiful!
This particular Roush Stage 3 Mustang, serial number 07-169, shows just 2270 original miles (not a misprint) and is as original as such a car can be, right down to the tires. It has always been a cherished toy and show piece, so it’s never been raced or subjected to rigors of the daily grind, so if you want one of the nastiest Mustangs of the early 2000s, there can’t be any that are nicer than this.
The color is called Alloy Metallic, and it’s a wonderfully sinister hue for an apex predator like this. It’s the car’s original color and paint, of course, accentuated by a pair of optional silver stripes running down the center, much like another well-known Mustang tuner from the past. The Stage 3 cars got the full Roush body kit, including a deeper front bumper with chin spoiler and a second set of built-in fog lamps, a hood scoop that proudly advertises the supercharger living underneath, as well as rocker skirts, optional louvers that blank out the quarter windows, and a three-piece tail spoiler that looks awesome. ROUSH is proudly spelled out between the tail pipes, leaving the drivers behind you no doubts about the car’s pedigree. There might be one or two signs that it’s been driven, but overall, this Mustang has led a very charmed life with a guy who treated it as something special from the very beginning.
The interior got a pretty comprehensive makeover as well, starting with special embroidery on the high-back leather bucket seats. Two-tone upholstery looks racy and the seats are adjustable and supportive enough for high-performance duties. The standard Mustang dashboard and gauges look great, especially with the shiny metal rings around their faces, and Roush augments the look with a full carbon fiber dash and center console. White-faced gauges with a light-up Jack Roush signature in the center are part of the package, as are the lightweight aluminum pedals. Of course, all the usual Mustang gear is standard, too, ranging from ice cold A/C, to power windows, locks, and mirrors, adjustable lumbar support, and a thundering Shaker 1000 AM/FM/CD stereo system with CD changer. In the trunk you’ll find one of Roush’s most prized options, a beautifully fitted tool kit which has never been used.
But the real reason you buy a Roush-built car is the hardware. In this Mustang’s case, it’s a 4.6 liter supercharged V8 which has been tweaked and tuned by the same guys who make Ford’s NASCAR engines run so well on Sundays. The heart of it is a big twin-screw supercharger on top, complete with its own built-in intercooler, which Roush referred to as the “Roushcharger.” There’s a custom computer tune to make it run and drive just like a stocker, and if you gave it to your mom and let her drive it for a week, she might never know there’s more than 400 horsepower on tap. With just 2270 original miles, this one has been maintained but never used to its potential, and aside from fluids and a few routine maintenance items, it remains 100% as delivered when it was new.
The Mustang’s slick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission does great work here, especially with that trick shifter, and thanks to a towering overdrive gear, it’s comfortable on the highway even with 3.73 gears out back. The suspension is fortified with a complete Roush suspension system, which was part of the $21,000 Stage 3 package, and it includes custom shocks and struts, special springs, and upgrades sway bars fore and aft. All the original assembly line markings and labels are still in place and this car has never seen rain, let alone anything more severe than that, so it’s like new in just about every way. A Roush stainless steel exhaust system has a mellow rumble that cackles on the overrun and those gorgeous 14-inch brakes with bright red 4-piston calipers will detach your retinas if you’re not careful. 18-inch chrome wheels are exclusive to Roush and carry serious-looking 275/40/18 BFGoodrich T/A tires that are about two steps removed from flat-out race tires.
Documented with all its original paperwork, including both the Ford and Roush window stickers, an owner’s manual, and all correspondence, this is a fantastic opportunity for a pedigreed Mustang that’s also a joy to drive. Call today!