From 1983 through 1986, those looking for a Ford Mustang GT with a little extra flash could opt for a Predator Mustang, built by Solomon America and sold through select Ford dealerships. The brainchild of Tom Solomon, the Predator package was really more show than go, but featured things like a four-point roll bar, a hood scoop, a “Monte Carlo” bar (to stiffen the chassis), eight-spoke wheels, GT302 badging, and Predator valve covers. Eight were built in 1983, but this 1984 Ford Mustang Predator GT302, for sale on Hemmings.com, is one of roughly 130 examples to roll off the line in the car’s sophomore year. Recently refurbished, this example has reportedly traveled just 1,000 miles since being restored to as-purchased condition. While it won’t clean up at the drag strip or autocross track, the Predator Mustang does present an interesting and potentially collectible alternative to the run-of-the-mill Fox body Mustang GT. From the seller’s description:
1984 Mustang “Predator GT302”, this car is serial number 4S 0102 (the 2nd ’84 Predator built). Fully restored top to bottom on a rotisserie – it is restored back to exactly as day 1. Predator mustangs had 4 point roll bars, GT302 badging on the dash and trunk, Shelby scoops, Monte Carlo bars, “Predator” valve covers, Shelby 8 spoke wheels, 3 bar spinners, hood pins and early cars like this one had the ’85 DH Buck (early saleen) air dam. All of that, not to mention the GT302 striping and the body moldings were painted body color. 105k miles, less than 1000 since the restoration which has just been completed. Paint is base/clear, all rubber and gaskets are new as well as the correct size BFG Radial TAs. A/C blows ice cold. This car is one of only 135 or so built in 1984, and is easily one of the nicest in the country and one of the earliest predators built.
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