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Belgium Takes The Ford Mustang World Record
Oppo ^ | September 15 | Maarten van der Westen

Posted on 09/16/2019 10:53:48 AM PDT by FreeReign

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1 posted on 09/16/2019 10:53:48 AM PDT by FreeReign
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The original Mustangs sold in Europe could not be called Mustangs because the name was previously used by a truck manufacturer, although it had been out of production for over a decade.

The Mustangs carried model number designations.

The company that owned the name offered to sell the name to Ford for $100k but Ford turned down the offer...........................


2 posted on 09/16/2019 11:01:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: FreeReign

With a P-51 flyover.

Very classy.


3 posted on 09/16/2019 11:05:56 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler ("NUTS!!!")
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To: Red Badger
The company that owned the name offered to sell the name to Ford for $100k but Ford turned down the offer

That seems short sighted. $100k to them is couch change.

4 posted on 09/16/2019 11:07:40 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the Left, The Truth is Right Wing Extremism.)
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To: FreeReign
Pretty cool 😎. Any 427s around? 😲😂
5 posted on 09/16/2019 11:11:49 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

That would be $827,606.45 in today’s money.

https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/


6 posted on 09/16/2019 11:13:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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Don’t think I’ve ever seen a 427 Mustang. Plenty of 428’s and 429’s tho.


7 posted on 09/16/2019 11:17:02 AM PDT by 03A3 (FTNFL)
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To: Red Badger
The original Mustangs sold in Europe could not be called Mustangs because the name was previously used by a truck manufacturer...

I believe the problem was only in Germany.

8 posted on 09/16/2019 11:19:11 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

A friend stopped by this morning and took me for a ride in his sons 2016 Mustang Drag Pack with Coyote engine with supercharger rated at 760 whp, let me assure you that car knows how to get out of it’s own way and the sound is like it’s from another planet.


9 posted on 09/16/2019 11:22:15 AM PDT by heshtesh
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pffft- my toyota corolla will beat the pants off it- j/k jealous am i-


10 posted on 09/16/2019 11:25:48 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: FreeReign

Of course a V8 would drown out soy music. Get ‘Red Barchetta’ on the stereo.


11 posted on 09/16/2019 11:34:32 AM PDT by deadrock
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Bob434, I had to laugh when I seen the 434 after your name as I have a complete set of Brodix 11x cylinder heads sitting on a shelf with brand new Jesel rockers just daring me to build another 434. I lost my licence for five years with my last 434 so you might say i’m a little older and wiser this time around.


12 posted on 09/16/2019 11:43:32 AM PDT by heshtesh
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To: FreeReign

The name brings to mind a song by blues singer Buddy Guy;
“Mustang Sally”.

“Mustang Sally, I think you better slow your Mustang down!
All you wanna do is ride around, Sally
Ride, Sally ride!”


13 posted on 09/16/2019 11:53:50 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Red Badger

It was 2015, right? If so your calculator shows it to be worth $108,244.56 today.


14 posted on 09/16/2019 11:59:55 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the Left, The Truth is Right Wing Extremism.)
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To: FreeReign

As some of my friends would say, “now that’s Merica!”


15 posted on 09/16/2019 12:05:31 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: Red Badger
Where are you getting your information from. I can find nothing that supports your statement?

Everything I see has the reason as being too costly to retool for right hand drive, and the different safety and emissions regulations, which often vary from country to country. A range of engineering specifications from how headlights are configured to the height of a hood need to be met before a vehicle can enter a market.

Not saying that you are wrong, just that I can't verify it.

SOURCE of above, but I didn't do a straight copy & paste of all of what I wrote above.

16 posted on 09/16/2019 12:10:41 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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I confess i just picked an easy to remember number- there were already folks named bob here-


17 posted on 09/16/2019 12:15:40 PM PDT by Bob434
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To: Robert DeLong

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang_variants#Ford_T-5


18 posted on 09/16/2019 12:22:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: Robert DeLong

I originally got the info from a book about the History of the Mustang, I read a few years ago...................


19 posted on 09/16/2019 12:24:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: Red Badger

Oh okay. I just couldn’t find that information no matter how I framed the search. I figured you probably were right, but I could find anything that even broached that reason.


20 posted on 09/16/2019 12:28:52 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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