Wednesday May 22, 2013
This week's reader ride truly is a classic beauty. In addition to being the subject of much attention, this 1966 Mustang Sprint 200 has won numerous trophies and awards.
It's owner offers up some advice. "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. What a beauty!
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Photo Courtesy of kenwappler
Tuesday May 21, 2013
Someone recently asked me, "When did the Ford Mustang get side markers, and why?" They went on to add, "Those things really messed up the look of the car." Well, the Ford Mustang got side markers in the 1968 model year, and while some might think they "messed up the look" of our beloved Mustang, what they really did was make the Mustang safer for everyone out on the open road. Read more.
Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas
Thursday May 16, 2013
This week, I received a Ford Certificate of Authenticity for my 2008 Bullitt Mustang. No doubt, very suitable for framing!
I ordered the certificate from Ford Show Parts. I was pretty eager to see what info Ford would offer up, and I wasn't disappointed. For instance, I discovered that my 2008 Highland Green Bullitt Mustang is one of only 511 featuring a built-in Navigation system. Even better, it's one of only 476 sold in the United States.
While I was at it, I ordered my original window sticker, as well as a pretty sharp looking Bullitt Mustang poster. Ford offers certificates of authenticity for a number of their more popular limited-edition Mustangs. This includes the Mustang GT/CS Certificate, GT500 Certificate, Cobra R Certificate, Mach 1 Certificate, Mustang SVO Certificate, and SVT Certificate, in addition to a few others.
Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas
Monday May 13, 2013
Hard to believe, but we're fast approaching the launch of Ford's 2015 Mustang. Although no date has been set for an "official" reveal, there's been plenty of talk about what will, and will not, be.
It's been widely speculated that the new Mustang will have an Independent Rear Suspension. Two thumbs up to that. It's also been said that the retro look will be a thing of the past. Not so sure about that one. I really like the retro styling on the latest Mustangs, and of course, other auto makers have taken note as well, with retro looking late-model Camaro and Challengers out on the roads today. That said, I can understand Ford's need to move into the future. You can only hold on to the past for so long. No doubt, whatever happens, I'm excited to see what Ford has in store for us.
The following are a few 2015 Mustang rumors making headlines.
Car and Driver: 2015 Ford Mustang Getting Sprayed Down with a Can of Retro-Be-Gone
NBC News: Spy photos reveal details of 2015 Mustang
AutoEvolution: 2015 Saleen Mustang Rendering
Auto Evolution: 2015 Ford Mustang to Blend Updates and Tradition
Photo of Ford Evos Concept Courtesy of Ford Motor Company