In 1965 Leon Fake purchased a brand new 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in silver blue. He managed to put 85,000 miles on it before he sold it. Now almost five decades on Mr Fake wanted it back. Luckily for him the car was tracked down and amazingly he was able to buy it back at the RM Spring Carlisle auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Cast your mind back to February 2011 and you may remember the awesome promotional video the Polish Mustang Club put together. Now it seems The Mustang Club of Parana, Brazil have tried their hand at it. And it’s 5 minutes every Mustang fan should watch.
Although we often post about Eleanor on this site I cannot help thinking back to the original 1967 Mustangs. If I had my time over I probably would have gone down the route of a restoring my Mustang back to its original form and not an Eleanor. But never the less, It is great when you read about someone who has done just that. This is the case with Angelo Pavlis, the owner of this magnificent Silver Frost Metallic 1967 GTA Mustang.
If you’ve been watching JJ Abrams’ Alcatraz TV series on FOX you most probably have noticed the Bullitt Mustang appearing in the background. There’s no coincidence the producers chose a Bullitt Mustang as Detective Rebecca Madsen’s car of choice, after all, the series shares the same streets of San Francisco as the famous chase scene from the movie Bullitt. So it’s quite fitting that the season finale has included a tribute to this original scene, this time with a 2013 Mustang.
It’s not everyday you see a software company building a retromod Mustang but that’s just what Microsoft has done to help promote some of it’s consumer products. ‘Project Detroit’ as it has been called is a joint collaboration with West Coast Customs and Microsoft. The car is a customised 2012 Mustang with a 1967-style body. It’s packed full of technology including Windows Phone controls, Xbox 360 consoles, tablets, Kinect sensors and even a back window that can be used as a gaming sceen.
It’s the stuff dreams are made of. Finding a genuine 1967 Shelby GT500 rust-free and untouched for over two decades. That’s exactly what one Ford fan from Massachusetts has done. The Mustang was parked outside, exposed to the California desert conditions; while the paint has been steadily sandblasted (that’s the raw fiberglass on the hood and rear deck) the rest of the car was well-preserved in the low-moisture climate of Death Valley.
The Ford Motor Company never forgets its heritage and is constantly showing us exactly how proud a company they are. That’s why last year you may remember they launched Fordimages.com, a site with archival photos of all FORD images that were previously locked away but now available for purchase.
Now recently released images of Ford Motor Company’s San Jose plant show us just what Mustang production looked like in 1964 in Milpitas, California. The first Mustang rolled off the line at the San Jose plant early Friday morning on July 10, 1964.
For over 45 years, the Mustang has been an American icon, unrivalled by any car, before or since. Since the first Fords rolled off the production line in the mid sixties, and Shelby got his hands on one a year later, the Mustang has been the car of choice for movie makers. No other car has achieved such celebrity status, or played a key role in as many films. And mustangs are still dominating the silver screen today.