'78 Mustang Cobra II • Nick Steinhaus La Crosse, WI Yes, it is a real Mustang Cobra II. When's the last time you saw one of these on the road? Nick Steinhaus just picked up this fairly primo '78 a few months back and hasn't had time to do much with it, but he has a perfect base to start from. The body is in great shape, which is hard to find in a Mustang II, and so is the interior. What inspired the hunt for a II? Nick's parent's had a new '78 Cobra II in the rare black with green stripes color combo, and he's always wanted to build a clone of that car. Looks like he may have picked the ideal car too; a few paint chips have revealed original green stripes under the current coat.

By The Numbers
Engine: stock 302ci with Weiand intake and 650 Carter carb
Trans: stock four-speed
Suspension: stock with unknown upgraded front springs and rear air shocks
Brakes: stock
Wheels: 13-inch turbine style
Future plans: Nick wants a fun sunny day driver, and to enjoy all the stares from those who haven't seen a nice Mustang II since the '70s.

'64 Fairlane • Robert Lambert • Newhall, CA With a father who handled the upholstery for many legendary race cars, Indy cars, and dragsters such as the infamous Greer, Black, and Prudhomme, it's not surprising Robert Lambert became a gearhead. He currently has 21 toys, and his latest project is what he likes to refer to as an "Ultrabolt." Thunderbolt guys don't like clones, plus Robert's Fairlane will incorporate some more up-to-date technology along with correct vintage T-bolt bits to create a car with the right look that he can actually enjoy. Who knows, it might actually outrun a real one too.

By The Numbers
Engine: 427ci center oiler, Daytona high-rise dual-quad intake, Holley carbs
Trans: C-6 with B&M shifter, 3,000-stall converter, transbrake
Suspension: stock front with Koni shocks, Art Morrison ladder bar rear suspension
Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes all around
Rearend: Mark Williams aluminum 9-inch with 35-spline axles and 3.56 gears
Wheels: 15x3 and 15x18 Weld Racing
Tires: 3x15x22 and 33x19.5x15 Mickey Thompson
Future plans: If all went well, the T-bolt should have debuted at Fabulous Fords Forever at Knott's Berry Farm in Anaheim, California, on April 25.