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MAY 14, 2020 | From Ford Performance Staff Reports

WEB OF MYSTERY: MIKE BUTLER'S 2009 'BLACK WIDOW' MUSTANG GT

Front profile of black Mustang with gray stripes in the parking lot

Have you ever heard of the Black Widow edition Mustang? Neither had we, until we met up with Mike Butler during the Southern Illinois Mustang Association’s 42nd Annual Mustang and All Ford Round-up car show last summer at Roberts Motors in Alton, Illinois. It was there when Butler, of Godfrey, IL, told us about his black 2009 Mustang GT which featured a rare appearance package called the “Black Widow.” We knew of a 2014 “Black Widow Edition” Mustang GT that had crossed the block at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction back in 2018. The auction listing had noted the Black Widow Package done by Southern Comfort Conversions added a complete custom body kit, two-tone paint, 20-inch wheels, coil-over adjustable suspension, upgraded brakes and custom badging. But that 9,500-mile car featured a custom-supercharged methanol-injected 645-hp 5.0-liter V-8 and upgraded transmission, with headers, X-Pipe, catalytic converters and custom cat-back exhaust, along with a cold-air intake and a custom dyno-tune. Internet forum chat does mention a 2009 Black Widow Mustang GT conversion like Butler’s done by the company, but we could find little else. If you know details about these cars, shoot us an email to ClubHub@Ford.com. And even if you don’t, check out what Mike Butler found out about his for this week’s Fan Spotlight, and see the “Black Widow” photos below:

Close up front of a black Mustang with gray stripes in driveway

“Hello again, Ford Performance! Mike Butler here. I wanted to see if you had discovered anything new on the history of the "Black Widow" Mustangs by Southern Comfort Conversions in Alabama.

Close up front of black Mustang with gray stripes and spider logo on front

“From what I have been able to find out, there were 15 of these Mustangs done for 2009. Three were White and the other 12 were Black. But get this: Of the 12, two of them were right-hand-drive cars -- 1 White and 1 Black. I understand that most of the 12 were automatics but I don't know the exact numbers. So far it looks like I have a fairly unique Mustang. Form what info I was able to get, it seems I have 1 of 11 of the Black left-drive ones, and the fact that mine is a manual would indicate it’s even more rare.

Rear of black Mustang with gray stripes in driveway
“Let me know if you hear anything. It was great to meet you at the car show. Hope our paths cross again!”

Front profile of black Mustang with gray stripes in the parking lot

Close up front of black Mustang with gray stripes and spider logo on front

Close up rear of black Mustang with gray stripes

Close up of side wheel of black Mustang

Front profile of black Mustang with gray stripes in the parking lot

Front profile of black Mustang with gray stripes in grass field

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