2007 Ford Mustang - New ShapeRoush Stage 3 Mustang Convertible
Year of manufacture2007
To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
$ 30,000 - $ 35,000 US
The automotive public has long been aware of Roush performance efforts, regarding nearly anything Mustang, over the years. They have been said to have “racecar blood coursing through its automotive veins.” The 2007 Roush Stage 3 Mustang is without doubt considered the “real deal.”
With their vast motorsports background and knowledge; two things that the experts at Roush Performance know how to extract from their cars is horsepower and handling. It was reported at its introduction that the 2007 Roush Stage 3 Mustang “delivers train loads of both.” The heart of the machine is a heavily revised Mustang GT 4.6-liter, 415-hp single overhead cam V-8. Among the upgrades to create such a force, you will see a supercharger and intercooler; plus free-flow intake manifolds and air induction system, a larger radiator and a Roush-calibrated engine computer. At the time of the Roush Stage 3 was widely regarded as the quickest, best-handling, and most stylish Mustang in the Roush Performance portfolio; a company with a long and rich heritage of Ford Mustang upgrades.
Along with the impressive straight-line speed, the more than 1-G rating on the skidpad demonstrates the input from suspension upgrades that include specially-engineered and tuned front struts, rear shocks, front and rear springs, front and rear sway bars and jounce bumpers. The front brakes are also upgraded with 14-inch front two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers. Each component was precisely engineered so that ride comfort was not compromised at the expense of the incredible performance advances.
Exterior styling is enhanced through the addition of a seven-piece body kit constructed from OEM-type materials which sees a front fascia, front chin spoiler, hood scoop, rocker panels, rear fascia valance and rear wing all fitted by the highly respected technicians at the Roush facility. Other features include lower valence foglamps, custom 18-inch five-spoke bright wheels with high performance tires, sport leather seat covers, embroidered floor mats, billet aluminum pedals and the Stage 3 electro-luminescent white face gauges. These standards for the Roush Stage 3 Package totaled $21,000 according to the copy of the Roush paperwork associated with this car. Among the optional Roush equipment which is listed for this example is the short-throw shifter with black knob and white letters, Interior Trim Kit, Charcoal Mustang light bar and Mustang door sill plates, plus windshield graphics totaled another $3,592. The car also has Roush badging throughout and a serialized engine bay plaque indicating the car was hand-built in the Livonia, Michigan facility. The Roush MSRP shows the total expenditure at the time of first selling was $57,097.
General Manager of Roush Performance Products, Joe Thompson, proudly proclaimed; “This new Roush Stage 3 Mustang will literally turn heads twice. The first time is when they see how much better this car looks, and the second comes as you put your foot in it, and blow by just about anything on the road.”
Looking somewhat sinister in black with a complementary gray and black interior and gray double stripe from front-to-back; the Roush Stage 3 Convertible gladly accepts its role of being ominous and an attention grabber wherever it leaves its mark. This particular Roush has under 8,500 actual miles. Optional “Roushcharged” graphics on the top of the windshield immediately lets your admirers (or prospective competitors) know the challenge they face should they try to initiate the inevitable street contest associated with American muscle.
The aggressive, aerodynamically-oriented bodywork gives a prelude to the performance, but the car is not without its frills such as air conditioning, radio; power top, windows, steering and four-wheel disc brakes. The car cries out for the open road with open top, windows and best of all – a wide open throttle. Sometimes the ride has nothing to do with the destination when you’re dealing with such precise refinement.
2007 Ford Roush Stage 3 Mustang Convertible