Owner: Jim Vander Wal
Occupation: Sales
Location: Ada, MI
Model: Superformance MkIII S/C
Car_Number: 1855
Odometer_Miles: 42776
Year_Car_Built: 2004
Car_Receive_Date: June 2004
Purch_From: Dynamic (new)
Car_Purpose: Daily Driver
Color: Tactical Black / Blood Red

Engine_Builder: RDI / RDI
Engine: 351 windsor style block
Actual_Cubic_Inches: 427
HP_and_Torq: 445/420 (dyno-rw)
Cyl_Block: RDI Aluminum Windsor
Cyl_Heads: AFR 225
Induction: Edelbrock Vic Jr.
Compression_Ratio: 9.6:1
Best_Fuel_Mileage: 17 mpg
Top_Speed_Seen: 157 (gps)
Best_Drag_Time_MPH: 11.8@120

Longest_Trip_Driven: 4,500
Transmission: TKO-600  (.64 5th)
Rear_End_Ratio: 3.27
Rims: 17
Tires: Vredestein  275/40/17, 315/35/17
Suspension: Stock Bilstein
Date_Submitted: 11/1/09
SPF_Owner_Since: July 2004
Other_Mods: FPP SS Sidepipes and headers, full roll bar

I bought the SPF because I wanted another convertible and the best simple description of what I wanted was fast, heavy duty and fast. The goal was a basic car, something that I could work on, which precluded most of the new cars. I was never a  Cobra  guy growing up, didn't care for Fords other than the GT40 and wasn't impressed with Shelby. It's a wonder I got here at all. Driving the SPF is an experience all of it s own. Between cruising, gas stops, parked you find out how many new friends, or those that wish they were your friends, you have. I've driven under blue skies and sunshine, in downpour rain, hail, snow, 108 degrees, 4 degrees and everything in between. Every drive brings smiles whatever the weather and conditions. SCOF has been the icing on the adventure. Sure, the car would have been fun w/o SCOF but the friends, cruises, parking lot parties, tech advice make ownership even more fun. Without SCOF I may never have experienced the long trips, cruises and track events.