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Brandon Ennett: 1989 Ford Mustang GT

Brandon Ennett grew up as an only child, and his love of cars began at an early age. His uncle worked on cars next door at his grandma's house, but he wouldn't let him get close to the cars or teach him about them because he thought it would be wasting his time. Some time had passed and Ennett forgot about it until he went to the military. "While there, I noticed a trend of fads with cars that would come and go," mentions Ennett. He attended a few car shows here and there and his love of the scene erupted. "I wasn't truly able to fulfill this passion until many years later, and that's when the bug hit me.

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Being plagued with OCD, finding and maintaining a car that would last and be able to compete anywhere, was a daunting task for Ennett. As he knew that there were fads that would come and go, he also noticed that there were a lot of generational gaps that caused this. He thought to himself, 'what type of build can I have that would appeal to most, no matter the type of enthusiast.' It was at this moment Ennett went back to basics. "I noticed one common thing growing up with my uncle and also attending these car shows back in the 90s, and even still today. The trend at these shows still lacked one major component that I feel the car show scene has gotten away from," states Ennett. "Cleanliness."

Ennett's goal was to present a vehicle that, even though simple in its look, still had many subtle modifications but the one thing that would never be subjective is how clean it is. As a result, cleanliness is the theme of his 1989 Ford Mustang GT 25th Anniversary Convertible. "The time you take to present your ride, polish her up and proudly open that hood," explains Ennett, "says just as much as your big oversized wheels and such."

No matter the enthusiast, if a car is clean and pristine, it will be noticed.

 Ennett wanted to modify a car that would be both functional and [have] a wow factor at best. "I wanted a car that's an icon and has been forgotten for years," expresses Ennett. "I brought it back, and helped those that had one reminisce about the days they ran the roads, shifted through the gears with that smile from ear to ear." Ennett named his fox body Mustang, Pegasus. Simple yet effective. Classy yet modern.

Owner: Brandon Ennett
Location: Saint Pauls, NC
Vehicle: 1989 Ford Mustang GT 25th Anniversary Convertible
Horsepower: 430
Club: Swift Car Club

SOCIAL
Facebook: Brandon Ennett
Instagram: @brandonennett
YouTube: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Photography by DMC Photography, Skyforce Studios, Grounded Images.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
347ci stroker engine
Aluminum forged Eagle rotating assembly; crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons
H beam rods
Edelbrock aluminum head, 10:1 compression
Edlebrock aluminum intake, fuel injection plenum
Competition hydraulic camshaft
BBK cold air intake
Chrome or polished engine bay
Updated fuel system, stainless steel braided lines
BBBL 24lb injectors
MSD ignition
Wire tuck
Fully smoothed/shaved engine compartment
Moroso 3-core with aluminum flex fan
Polished aluminum valve covers with with "Ford Mustang" lettering embossed
Creature Comforts power brakes; chrome booster and polished aluminum brake fluid reservoir
Polished a/c compressor, aluminum lines, aluminum fittings, aluminum dryer
Chrome plated 130 amp alternato
Chrome power steering pump
LED lighting

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EXHAUST
2.5-inch aluminium-coated piping
Magnaflow mufflers
4-inch polished stainless steel exhaust tips
Electric exhaust dumps
Chrome BBK long tube headers, 3-inch collector

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
Gauges

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DRIVETRAIN
New Tremec T5 5-speed transmission, with short throw shifter
Cobra Racing clutch, pressure plate
Ford Racing 393 rear end gears

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WHEELS & TIRES
Cobra R cast aluminum wheels, powder coated - 17x8 (f), 17x10 (r)
Nitto NT555 drag radial tires - 245/45-17 (f), 275/40-17 (r)

BRAKES
Drilled and slotted rotors (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Oversized sway bar (s)
Lowering springs

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EXTERIOR
3-Stage white pearl paint, gray non-metallic stripes were applied before the clear coat.
"Mustang" polished stainless steel letters on the ground effects, rear fascia
Custom Cervini fiberglass hood with cowl-style center
Exterior belt moldings painted light gray and harmonize with the custom stripes
Spoiler

LIGHTING
Limited Edition (1-year only) 1987 Ford Mustang GT louvered taillights
HID headlights, fog lights
"Pegasus" custom illuminated trunk lid

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INTERIOR
Recaro seats
White leather upholstery, gray perforated suede, gray thread; French seams
Roll bar, wrapped in white leather
Steering wheel, wrapped in white leather
Billet door sill plates, lock knobs, power window switches, power door lock switches,heater, A/C control knobs, park brake handle.
German Hartz gray cloth for the convertible top, custom headliner
Rear window is tempered glass

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
JVC touch-screen head-unit

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"I would have to say that my favorite modification is the engine bay. I pride myself on cleanliness above all else and I find that is the most common facet of a car that is given the least amount of attention at an event. I know I don't have the most flashy car out there and don't want to, but to be 30 years old, you will be hard pressed to find one as clean as mine and that I take pride in."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
Tubular front sub frame with four wheel Wilwood brakes 
Large diameter rotors
Upgraded rear differential
Audio/visual package
Digital gauge cluster
5-lug conversion

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SHOPS & MECHANICS
Cape Fear Upholstery
KC Auto Paint and Body
Competition Auto

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