1994 Kenne Bell Ventoso Mustang
Adam Murphy, Ebensburg
Adam Murphy and his wife, Stefanie (Beam) Murphy, are shown with their car on their wedding day in this Sept. 20, 2003, photo in Loretto.
Description: ‘‘I am the proud owner of a 1994 Kenne Bell Ventoso Mustang. Only six of these vehicles were ever produced [and this was the first off the line]. The entire vehicle, including the one-of-a-kind custom fabricated body panels, was designed by Kenne Bell founder and president, Jim Bell. ’The Ventoso has many enhancements over the factory stock trim line including numerous aftermarket parts and modifications. All the performance modifications performed by Kenne Bell give the car more than 400 horsepower to play with.”
Modifications: “Following is a list of a few of the most predominant modifications: custom front and rear valance; custom ground effects; custom dual scoop hood; Blowzilla 2200 Series supercharger with blowoff bypass (6, 7, 7.5, 8 and 10 psi pulleys); fuel enhancements including Kenne Bell Boost-A-Pump 30-pound injectors; exhaust enhancements Bassani Off Road X-Pipe; Dart II ported and polished Windsor 351 heads; Kenne Bell Ram air kit; Kenne Bell switch computer chip; American Racing Billet aluminum custom wheels: 17 by 9.5 inches (front) and 17 by 10 inches (rear); aluminum drive shaft; Hooker car bar; custom white gauge faces; and race-ready interior overhaul.’’ Claim to fame: “The Ventoso has been featured on TV and in many magazines over the years. Its appearances include Hot Rod television show, 5.0 Mustang magazine (November 1996), Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine (September 1996) and Ford High Performance magazine (October 1996). American Racing and Kenne Bell have also used the Ventoso on the cover of their yearly catalogs in past years.” History: “I purchased the car immediately following graduation from college in 2002 and have been enjoying it ever since. Even though the car has recently passed the 10-year mark, it still has less than 20,000 miles on the odometer. I have shown it in car shows and raced it down the quarter-mile track a few times. Although it takes many hours of washing and cleaning to continue to keep it immaculate, every mile driving down the road makes it all worthwhile.” To be considered for the “My Ride” feature, please e-mail jpeg photos and information to email@example.com or mail information and photos to Altoona Mirror, Community News, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603 or drop the information off at the Altoona Mirror kiosk on the second floor of the Logan Valley Mall near the food court. If you have questions, call 946-7459. Photos may be picked up at the. Mirror office after publication.