HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWILIGHT BLUE CELERITY... 34 YEARS... Still as awesome as Day One...!!

celerity

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Fellow SC owners!

I bought Twilight Blue Super Coupe "CELERITY" July 5th, 1989. Everyone here knows the SC was the Motor Trend Car of The Year in 1989.
Back then the local dealerships were closed on Sundays and holidays. I looked at the car in Havelock, NC on the 4th and decided to go get it the next day.
It was an AOD SC. The unit was ordered by a farmer, but his crops didn't come in. So I bought it.

Zoom forward (a couple of puns there... :0) to 2003.
Because the plastic keeper disintegrated (like virtually all car plastics) on the throttle cable hook up to the linkage, the AOD ate itself as I was turning on my home road (whew!) Throttle went forward, but not the tranny cable.

I sent the original AOD to Len Bertrand - LenTech Automatics - in Canada.
World famous for building drag strip demanding FORD transmissions, Len put his "Street Terminator" guts in it and sent it back.

Starting in May 2004, we finally completed the work February 27, 2005. While the transmission was out, I installed the MRN Performance pumpkin brace and the MRN transmission mounts upon reinstallation. Otherwise, this Super Coupe is flat-out stock.

Filled with REDLINE, the 450HP capable LenTech AOD (overdrive delete button too) is a crisp-shifting monster, that to this day, snatches rubber in both 2nd and 3rd gears, while accelerating to peg the speedometer again. (She's been pegged many a time in 34 years) It changed the car!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWILIGHT BLUE CELERITY... Still as awesome as Day One...!!
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Mr. Tim Forrest :0)


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I will never forget the first time I saw the all new 1989 Supercoupe. It was twilight blue, up on a stage at the International Car Show, in Seattle. Fantastic that you have kept your SC, and taken good care of it. They made metal throttle valve cable connectors after market, but I rarely saw them in use.
 
I will never forget the first time I saw the all new 1989 Supercoupe. It was twilight blue, up on a stage at the International Car Show, in Seattle. Fantastic that you have kept your SC, and taken good care of it. They made metal throttle valve cable connectors after market, but I rarely saw them in use.
Very cool...! Yes... the LenTech Automatics sent a brass one with the upgraded transmission.
 
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