Classic Captions – The 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra Edition


Welcome to the Redusernab Classic Captions Post, and it’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising, dealer displays or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with the image. There was a time in which the Mustang shared components with the Ford Pinto, and the featured car was no different, but we will get to that in a moment…

Last time we had an image of , and the participation rate was a little bit better this time, so I think I’ll keep this feature for a little longer… Our runner up caption was from one of our long time readers skitter, and he was still wrapped in within the Holiday Spirit: “After the kids were finally asleep, Mom, Dad, and Uncle Dave had to stay up to put all the Christmas presents together and under the tree.” That was very clever skitter, but there was one caption that our readers like a little bit better…
And the winning comment was from another one of our regular readers, Devin. His interesting caption went like this: “The end of the French New Wave movement is difficult to pin down, but many critics agree it’s marked by Godard’s poorly received film “2 or 3 Things I Fixed on Her Car.”” Ah the French New Wave Movement in Cinema, something I never really understood, which makes this caption so delightful, so good job Devin on winning this week’s Caption Contest.
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and I decided to once again use an image from Alden Jewell’s Flickr Account, and I found this image for the 1978 Ford King Cobra. This would be the final year for the Ford Mustang II, as a new Fairmont Based Mustang was set to debut for the 1979 Model Year. This King Cobra was the pinnacle of wretched excess for the Mustang II, with nothing that quite fit together cohesively. It has the forward rake grill opening, with an ultra deep front air dam, the graphics were utterly pointless, the Alloy Wheels were a version of the Mustang II Ghia Lace Alloys, and it sports a 5.0L Decal on the faux hood scoop. That 5.0L V-8 was a 2bbl unit that developed a meager 122hp! So, does this racy Mustang II look the part (a part of what I don’t know…) and does this image make you want to go out and find one of these for your own?
You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate on the merits of each entry, and after contemplating our own caption (So, why is there a Mad Max Vibe to this image?), and we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very unusual image.
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