1970 Twister Special
This was one special edition classic Mustang that extended beyond just Mustangs to include the 1970 Torino Cobra and Ranchero as well. Like other regional specials in the Mustang past, the Twister Special one was limited to one DSO, which was Kansas (DSO 53). There were 96 Mustang Twisters made in 1970, all Mach 1's with consecutively numbered VIN's built at the Dearborn Ford plant. The cars were identically equipped except for the engine/transmission combos. Half of the 96 produced got the new 351C-4V (Cleveland) and half the 428 SCJ (Super Cobra Jet). Both 4 speed manual and C6 automatics were used. All were clad in Grabber Orange paint with a "Twister Special" tornado decal on the rear quarter panels (see photos below)
But the Twister Specials did more than just look the part. Unlike many regional specials that were just paint and badges, the Twisters were built for performance. The suspension was beefed up with the competition suspension and drag pack packages plus F70x14 polyglass tires. Front power disc brakes helped keep the healthy engines in check. And if the bright orange paint with black accents didn't clue you in to it's performance the shaker hood scoop would leave little doubt that this was a true Muscle Car.
Identification: The 1970 Mustang Twisters were all Mach 1's and had VIN's starting with 0F05M118xxx or 0F05R118xxx (M = 351-4V and R = 428 SCJ)