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 Car Show this SaturdayDallas Morning News, June 18th
Shelby Car Show This Saturday Over 100 rare and vintage Shelby Cobras and Mustangs will be on display this Saturday at the fourth annual Shelby Car Show, hosted by LegacyTexas Bank at its corporate headquarters in Plano. Much anticipated by car buffs ...Read more
Plan ahead: Your guide to local social eventsNorthumberland Today, June 18th
The Great Pine Ridge Region of the Antique and Classic Car Club of America meets at the Cobourg Memorial Temple (412 Victoria St.) at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments are provided. Friday, June The Fraser Ford Show & Shine, for the...Read more
'It brings back the memories': Vintage warbirds arrive in Port AngelesPeninsula Daily, June 18th
The B-17 was joined on the airport's east general aviation ramp by a B-24 Liberator and P-51 Mustang. Visitors can tour the inside of the planes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The cost to see the aircraft up close is $12...Read more
Vintage P-51C Mustang -- a tribute to the Tuskegee Airman -- wows crowd at ...York Daily Record, June 16th
From the left, Mickale, 6, and Madison Hartman, 3, of York, look into the bomb bay on the underbelly of a B-25 Mitchell, World War II-era bomber with their grandfather, Randy Hartman of Dillsburg, on Sunday. They attended during the fifth annual...Read more
Man accused of ransacking Corralitos home, from vintage Mustang to shower ...Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 13th
CORRALITOS -- A 43-year-old man is accused of ransacking a Corralitos home in May and taking everything from a vintage Ford Mustang to the homeowner's shampoo and shower caddy. Wednesday The antique dealer thought the man was suspicious...Read more
1969 Ford Mustang Trans Am - Racing Into The PastMustang Monthly Magazine, June 12th
Vintage race enthusiasts will recall that Tope acquired George Follmer's 1970 Trans Am Boss 302 Mustang, driving it for much of the 1971-1972 seasons and winning the A/Sedan championship. (Notably, Tope won the championship after switching back to ...Read more
How to: Add-On Cruise Control For Vintage Ford MustangsMustang Monthly Magazine, June 11th
Cruise control, or "Fingertip Speed Control" as Ford originally called it, is something the Mustang didn't see as an option until 1967. Consider yourself extremely lucky if your '67 Mustang came with factory speed control; according to Kevin Marti's...Read more
Going Vintage on Four WheelsThe West University Buzz, May 31st
His hand-me-down is a cherry red 1970 Mustang convertible. His brother Will was driving a burnt-orange 1969 Firebird coupe until their father, John, sold it. Their sister, Katie, didn't want a vintage car, so she drives a white, limited-edition, 2008...Read more