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...........................
With a P-51 flyover.
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.
Of course a V8 would drown out soy music. Get ‘Red Barchetta’ on the stereo.
The name brings to mind a song by blues singer Buddy Guy;
“Mustang Sally, I think you better slow your Mustang down!
All you wanna do is ride around, Sally
Ride, Sally ride!”
As some of my friends would say, “now that’s Merica!”
I don’t thiMk that they hold the record. The company American Muscle that specializes in newer Mustang pats has been drawing thousands to their show at Maple Grove Drag strip near Reading, PA. for a number of years. I did not attend this year but I believe there were over 3,000 there.
If you are a Mustang guy you have to go.