Your Ride: 2006 Ford Mustang Shelby Tribute
Sometimes when you're facing the darkest corners and feel the deepest despair there is light at the end of the tunnel. For D.J. Moss that light was a shiny modified Mustang. Moss experienced some family hardships and felt his life spiraling down around him. Everything was going wrong until he came across his Ford Mustang Shelby Tribute with Shelby blood. Moss shares with BoldRide how his Mustang brought him to be who he is today. BoldRide: How did you acquire the ride? Moss: I drove past the dealership and something told me I just had to stop. I was actually going to buy a Camaro, but I didn’t want to buy a new car so I never came around to stopping at the dealerships. But this time was different, I can’t even explain the feeling I had that told me to stop. I knew I had to stop and there she was, my lifesaver. It was instantaneous love and I just had to have her. I’ve always had a love for Shelbys, so I couldn’t pass this up. It was a lucky find; I bought her all modded out.
What do you love about it?
I love everything about her. My car changed my life completely; it's one hell of a car. Any car able to save someone, like it did for me, is truly remarkable. It might sound crazy to have an emotional attachment to a car, but she’s not just a car to me. And with the recent passing of my hero Carroll Shelby, my car is much more important to me. Since my purchase, I am a new person; my life started to turn around. My Mustang covers a big hole in my heart and the sentimental value of it is priceless to me. Before I bought her, it was like everyone was drifting away. My Mustang brought me out, and now I attend car shows, converse with other car guys, make new friends and get to meet some really amazing people. My Mustang gave me what I need to be happy; my Mustang really saved my life.
What would you change about it?
My Mustang is technically a Shelby Tribute and I sometimes wish it was an actually Shelby. But it’s okay because I just look at her and she means just as much, if not more to me as the real Shelby.
What's your favorite memory of your car?
I have a lot of favorite memories, but my all time favorite was when I raced against an actual Shelby that wanted to throw down. I complied and ended up beating him with my high performance SVT 4.0. It’s safe to say, it doesn’t matter that it’s a Shelby Tribute.
Does it have a name?
I call her ‘neck breaker’ because of the looks she gets driving down the road. I recalled an incident - which I felt terrible about – when someone in another car was staring at her and they actually wrecked their own car since they were not paying attention. I guess that’s the price you pay for checking out my girl.
Favorite and dream place to drive and why?
When I’m in my ‘stang I just love to drive anywhere and everywhere. My dream place is probably just like every other gear heads out there, the Autobahn.
What do you feel like when you drive it?
The feeling is truthfully indescribable, I feel unstoppable. It is quite a feeling that comes over me. It doesn’t matter what mood I’m in or what kind of day I’m having, when I drive her I'm in a completely new place.
Horsepower: 500 hp
Car Type: Muscle Car
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