For many automobile collectors, the Ford Mustangs of the 1960s were the quintessential American muscle cars. The two seat roadster, launched at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, was such a success, it was widely emulated by rival car makers and has been in continuous production for more than 40 years by Ford itself.
Priced at $2,400, the Mustang was powerful, stylish, and affordable, too. "Car Life" magazine called the vehicle “better than any domestically produced automobile on the basis of handling and roadability and performance, per dollar invested.” The initial hype was so great, some dealers auctioned off their precious allotments of Mustangs to the highest bidders—one nervous buyer spent the night in his new car while waiting for his check to clear. Ford sold more than a million Mustangs within the first two years of its release, making it the world’s fastest selling car at the time.
The Mustang’s design was actually based on Ford’s budget model, the Falcon, but it boasted a sportier look and European-inspired interior elements. The car came in notchback, fas...
Beginning in 1965, racecar driver Carroll Shelby sponsored the development of an updated, hot-rod version of the Mustang dubbed the GT350, which was jointly produced by Ford and Shelby American. It was a later version of this revamped Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in the chase scenes of “Bullitt.” Other popular designs with shorter runs include the GT500, the 428 Cobra Jet, the Mach 1, the Boss series, and the King Cobra. Design changes in the 1970s made the Mustang slower and bulkier, and the car lost much of its initial street credibility, with drivers referring to the altered Mustang as a “luxury bus.” However, the vehicle maintained a loyal fan base throughout the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s, with updated models released every few years.
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Shelby Mustang from Gone In 60 Seconds sells for $1MNewsChannel 9 WSYR, May 22nd
The vintage Shelby Mustang driven by Nicolas Cage in action movie remake Gone in 60 Seconds has sold at auction for a stunning $1 million. The modified 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500, nicknamed Eleanor in the 2000 film, was only expected to pull in...Read more
Reader Rides: Ken's Little Red PonyAbout - News & Issues, May 21st
"If you're going to buy any vintage Mustang, buy one that's already restored and ready to drive rather then working on it for years and years." No doubt, there is something to be said about instant gratification! Thanks for sharing this with us Ken...Read more
Coca-Cola 600 will pay massive tribute to soldiersUSA TODAY, May 21st
Vintage military planes will be used, as the government sequester grounded traditional flyovers with fighter jets. Meade usually takes an annual Memorial Smith will match Schnatter's Camaro with his Ford Mustang. In order to serve 3,000 pizzas...Read more
Gabus family puts antique car collection up for saleKCCI Des Moines, May 20th
Five years after Gabus' death, his family is putting his prized collection on the market, including a 1915 Brass T, a Model A five-window coupe, a sunset coral 1956 Thunderbird, a '59 Thunderbird, a '68 Mustang convertible and a '72 LTD convertible...Read more
Plan Your Summer of Mustang FunAbout - News & Issues, May 19th
We're talking about Bullitt Mustangs, vintage motorcycles, Porsches, and more. In addition to offering up plenty of “McQueen” style eye candy, the annual gathering raises funds for Boys Republic, a private, non-profit, nonsectarian community for at...Read more
Classic Cars Then and NowAARP News, May 16th
Hoping to ride the wave of boomer nostalgia, carmakers are updating classics like the 1964 Mustang convertible shown here and reviving dormant brands including the Dodge Dart. We rounded up some old favorites and paired them with their contemporary...Read more
Vintage Cars Take Center Stage At Stamford MuseumThe Daily Voice, May 5th
He still enjoys, however, representing the department at car shows with his antique truck, which he displayed Saturday at the 10th annual Model Ts to Mustangs show at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Photo Album Model Ts to Mustangs Car Show...Read more
Vintage Mustang on block in probate saleMarin Independent Journal, April 29th
The Thunderbird, valued at $1,200, and the Mustang, valued at $1,500, will be sold to the highest bidder. Bidders must include a 10 percent deposit in bids submitted to the public administrator, P.O. Box 4220, San Rafael 94914-4220, or delivered in...Read more