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Only 5 Clarion Audio Mustangs were created


Back in 1995, Clarion Audio bought five brand new Ford Mustangs and outfitted them “rolling sound labs” to demonstrate the company’s newest car audio sound systems. One of those five cars, a 1995 Ford Mustang, is Pick of the Day, being offered for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private owner in Vancouver, Washington.

The seller notes that the cars were outfitted with Clarion systems — which included in-dash cellular phones and color televisions — were custom painted by Doug Starbuck in Riverside, California, using PPG and House of Kolor candy and a design by artist Kristina Magnasun. Their dynamic capabilities were enhanced with Eibach springs.

Mustang, Only 5 Clarion Audio Mustangs were created, ClassicCars.com Journal

Speaking of enhanced dynamics, the cars also got Kenne Bell superchargers for their 5.0-liter V8 engines, Saleen S351 wings and body kits, and Carroll Shelby Torq Thrust MS gunmetal gloss wheels. Work was done by Galpin Ford, and the cars got Galpin Ford badging.

The seller says the five Clarion Mustangs were assigned to regional sales offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Allendale, New York, and toured around their regions, visiting 2,000 Clarion dealers. They also were showcased at International Auto Sound Challenge Association events and at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Mustang, Only 5 Clarion Audio Mustangs were created, ClassicCars.com Journal

The seller adds that according to “urban legend,” the car on offer, known as “Waykool,” also was featured at the SEMA show.

The car has been driven less than 33,000 miles since new. It is on offer for $8,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Um- yeah, I ‘member these. Instead of just driving a pleasant moderately high performance car, let’s add ear-splitting noise to impress who?- Junior High Schoolers? "Gangstas"? Wannabes? What purpose is served by creating a performance package, then adding an entire suite of equipment specifically designed to distract the so-called "driver"?
    Overpriced by any measure- I have the factory Blaupunkt head unit and aftermarket JBL/Rockford-Fosgate in my ’04 GTO, and seldom use it as intended save for local club meets and shows. Ears are just as important as eyes while driving, yes?
    Galpin has a long history of building brilliant cars; this wasn’t one of them.

  2. This; is not the only year that a car was outfitted with clarion electronics for a sema show

    I have a 2007 with clarion video and audio done for a sema show

    It is also featured in two magazines


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