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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Local wins 1986 Corvette in Bulldog Nation football raffleBonner County Daily Bee, May 25th
Puailoa praised the efforts of Rodriguez, who also helped restore a vintage Mustang for the previous year's raffle. A lot of behind the scenes time, money and work went into the raffle prize. “I'm sure he still won't tell me what half the bills are...Read more
Car calendar (May 25)Kansas.com, May 25th
June 1: 20th annual All Ford Powered & Mustang Car Show/Fairlane Club of America Mini Meet, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sedgwick County Park. Call Jeff at 316-721-0402. June 7: 12th annual Vatterott College Car Show, 5-9 p.m., 8853 E. 37th St. Call 314-542-0400...Read more
Loafers Club car show winners announcedHannibal.net, May 24th
Classic Mustang '64 1/2 - '73 - Douglass Winholt, Owensville, 1967 Ford Mustang; Kenny and Carleen Killeen, Cuba, 1970 Ford Mustang; Karen Dent, Macon, 1966 Ford. • Corvette Antique pre-1949 - Jerry Blackwell, Boody, Ill., 1930 Ford A Sport Coupe...Read more
BUCKLE UP: Dodge and SRT help rev up the action in 'Fast & Furious 6'Digital Trends, May 24th
Dom, known for his love for American muscle in the movie, also drives a 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 and a vintage 1969 Dodge Daytona. “Fast & Furious 6” also features a few other American muscle cars including a 1969 Mustang, 1970 Ford Escort RS2000...Read more
Pacific Northwest: bicycles, bookshops, weirdness and coffeeThe Guardian, May 24th
If you're planning to visit, don't rent a monstrous SUV or a canary-yellow Mustang. In the summer Grand Victorian houses – many of them long vacant – fill Astoria, along with cafes, eerie antique shops, moustachioed bail bondsmen and hipsters...Read more
Classic autos on display in KimbertonThe Mercury, May 24th
If you're interested in classic automobiles, antique tractors, vintage Mustangs or just cars in general, the place to head this weekend is Kimberton where you'll find a popular and very interesting annual car show. This year, the 32nd Annual Chester...Read more
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
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