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  • Just like in the fairy tales: How did the only Ford Mustang two-seater nicknamed Shorty survive

    04/18/2021 8:08:01 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 38 replies
    Throttle Extreme ^ | None | Anonymous
    How was the only Ford Mustang with only 2 seats, known as “Shorty” saved? That is a story just like those written by the Brothers Grimm. In the early ‘60s, the company Ford planned to develope a sports version of the Mustang with two seats. But, at that time Ford was still influenced by the former conservative president Robert McNamara, so chances for the production of this model were minimal. From the drawing tables, this wonderful car turned into a functional prototype and with an interesting game of the destiny it managed to “survive”, although it was scheduled for destruction....
  • April 15, 1964 – Gail Wise is first to buy a Ford Mustang

    04/15/2021 4:43:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    On this day in 1964, two days before the Ford Mustang was officially supposed to go on sale, one mistakenly left the dealership. The lucky new owner, the first person to buy a Mustang , was Gail Wise, a 22 year old school teacher from Chicago. Her parents let her the money after she landed her new job, but had no way to get to and from the school she was to teach at. She head to a local dealership in search of a convertible. When she expressed her desires she was disheartened to learn no drop tops were in...
  • Bad software is turning some Mustang Mach-Es into 'electric bricks'

    04/11/2021 4:07:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 8, 2021 | Sean O'Kane
    As is the case in other electric cars, the Mustang Mach-E keeps its 12-volt lead-acid battery topped up by essentially sipping power from the much larger lithium-ion battery pack. Based on owners’ accounts across multiple forum threads, including one who spoke to The Verge, the problem is this stops happening whenever the Mustang Mach-E is plugged in to charge up the larger battery pack.That is especially an issue for owners in areas with cold weather, as Ford encourages them to leave their Mustang Mach-Es plugged in so the SUVs can use power from the grid to warm up before driving.FORD...
  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is on its way to dealers now

    02/11/2021 10:15:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 139 replies ^ | Sean Szymkowski | Feb. 11, 2021 7:24 a.m. PT
    And the 2021 Mustang lineup as a whole is here with a handful of changes. Rejoice, pony car fans. The first cars from a limited batch of 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 models is now on its way to dealers, the automaker said on Thursday. The Blue Oval said the first cars left the assembly plant and are en route to dealers as you read this, plus it detailed a few other changes to the 2021 Mustang. We already know the whole story surrounding the bridge-building Mustang Mach 1, but those shopping other ponies will find some changes. For instance,...
  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • This Mustang is No. 1 with a ‘Bullitt’

    09/09/2020 11:37:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | Mike Hagerty
    There were a few movies in 1968 that prominently featured cars. Two of them were family films: “The Love Bug,” a Disney comedy about a Volkswagen Beetle race car that had a mind of its own, and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” featuring Dick Van Dyke and a Roald Dahl screenplay based on the Ian Fleming novel about a broken-down Grand Prix from the early 1900s that, given some TLC, is able to fly. And then there was “Bullitt.” Rated M (equivalent to PG today), it’s about a car – a 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback 2+2 in Highland Green with...
  • Ford unveils 2021 Mustang Mach 1 as new global ‘pinnacle’ of pony car lineup

    06/16/2020 11:51:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tue, Jun 16 20206:00 AM EDT Updated 3 hours ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points Ford is resurrecting the Mustang Mach 1 as the new global “pinnacle” of 5.0-liter V8 models for the famed pony car. The automaker digitally unveiled the limited-edition car Tuesday. Such “buzz” or “hype” models aren’t bestsellers but are considered important to attract attention to entire brands and vehicle lineups. =========================================================================== 2021 Mustang Mach 1 Ford =========================================================================== Ford Motor is resurrecting the Mustang Mach 1 as the new global “pinnacle” of 5.0-liter V8 models for the famed pony car. The automaker digitally unveiled the limited-edition car Tuesday. It features greater performance than the current Mustang GT but is expected...
  • Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Electric Car Will Come with a Few Free Charges

    06/16/2020 12:12:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Car & Driver ^ | Jun 15, 2020 | By Roberto Baldwin
    The amount is 250.0 kWh, or roughly three to five fill-ups of free power, and it's supplied by partner Electrify America. ======================================================================= Ford and partner Electrify America have announced they'll provide 250.0 kilowatt-hours of free power for Mustang Mach-E drivers. The offer is equivalent to three to five fill-ups, depending on the battery pack of the Ford EV. Ford also announced that its $799 Ford Connected Charge Station wall box is now available from dealers. =========================================================================================== Ford continues to ramp up excitement about the upcoming battery-electric Mustang Mach-E, which is set to go on sale later this year. Now it's...
  • 1966 Mustang Fastback Barn Find: Mojave Desert, Montana, and … Murder for Hire?

    05/15/2020 3:11:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    HOT ROD ^ | May 14, 2020
    Know of a cool barn find or have one of your own? Tell us the story and send photos to hotrod@hotrod.comYes, this is fundamentally a feature about a rare barn find 1966 Mustang fastback, but as the headline suggests, there's a whole lot more to its story. If you just came to see the car itself and want to know exactly how good of a barn find it really is, we'll get the specs out of the way first: It's a factory A-Code 1966 Mustang fastback with the 289 ci V-8, four-speed top loader transmission, limited-slip rearend, and, if the...
  • Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt' sells for $3.4 million

    01/10/2020 10:44:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    yahoo ^ | 01/10/2020 | Daniel Trotta
    It was the highest price ever paid for a Ford Mustang at auction, according to David Morton, marketing manager for the auction house in Kissimmee, near Orlando. The buyer has not been publicly identified. The unrestored muscle car, its "highland green" paint looking rusty and black upholstery splitting apart, starred in a 10-minute sequence in the 1968 film, getting airborne a few times as it sped through the hilly streets of San Francisco. The car was auctioned without a reserve, or minimum sale price, a risky decision that could have forced the owners to sell low. McQueen filmed with the...
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E Starts at $44,995, First Deliveries a Long Way Off

    11/21/2019 7:03:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 200 replies ^ | Nov 18, 2019 | By Joey Capparella
    Reservations are open, but the first Mach-E models won't reach customers' hands until around a year from now. ============================================================== The new Ford Mustang Mach-E will start at $44,995 and range up to over $60,000. Several different configurations will be available including Select, Premium, California Route 1, GT, and GT Performance Edition. Reservations are open now for a $500 deposit. The first vehicles will start arriving in late 2020, with other models reaching customers throughout 2021. ===================================================================== Ford has already released pricing information for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric crossover, which starts at $44,995. The newest member of the Mustang family...
  • Belgium Takes The Ford Mustang World Record

    09/16/2019 10:53:48 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 27 replies
    Oppo ^ | September 15 | Maarten van der Westen
    As I drove my 1998 Mustang GT out of the garage, it started raining. Pulling into the street, the engine got louder, a sound I’d only heard a few times this year. The radio tried to compete with the loud V8 and played Coldplay’s Hurts Like Heaven: ‘On every street, every car, every surface a name. Tonight the streets are ours.’ I knew today would be an awesome day. Except for a few years in the 60s, Ford did not sell the Mustang in Europe for 50 years. If you wanted one, you had to import one yourself and get...
  • Woman Suspected of Repeatedly Ramming Car Into Mustang in Hollywood Surrenders to Police

    09/05/2019 2:17:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/05/2019 | Nouran Salahieh
    The woman was seen in video screaming at a group standing around the Mustang that was blocking her Mercedes-Benz in a crowded area near a taco truck on the corner of Western and Lexington avenues at about 2 a.m. Aug. 25, 2019. She then starts ramming the Mustang with her car, prompting the driver to get out of the vehicle, video shows. One of the car's passengers told KTLA the woman ended up hitting him in the leg with the car before she drove off and returned again on foot. “She ended up coming back on foot and assaulting two...
  • Ford Shows Most Powerful Street-Legal Mustang With 760 Hp

    08/05/2019 12:40:21 PM PDT · by amorphous · 121 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Aug. 5, 2019 | Associated Press
    DETROIT (AP) — The most powerful street-legal Ford Mustang ever built will go on sale this fall. A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will crank out 760 horsepower in the 2020 Shelby GT500. The new version has a beefed-up suspension and brakes. It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission that Ford promises will shift smoothly on commutes and quickly on the track. The engine is hand-built at a Michigan factory and comes with unique pistons and other parts. It can crank out 625 foot-pounds of torque, a measure of rotational force.
  • Lee Iacocca Is Rightly Remembered For The Mustang But The Minivan Is His Biggest Legacy

    07/13/2019 9:13:31 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07 July 19 | Frank Ahrens
    In the days since his death at 94, former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has been rightly lauded as the father of the Mustang, from his days at Ford, and the brand-saving K-car, from his time at Chrysler. But when I think of Iacocca, one word comes to mind: minivan. Iacocca did not invent the minivan, any more than Ray Kroc invented McDonald’s. Rather, both men had the vision to see the massive potential of their respective products and the will and smarts to bring them to market. Sperlich came to Chrysler with Iacocca after Ford fired him, and his minivan...
  • Wrecked rare "1966 Shelby GT350" on eBay is a diamond in rough shape

    05/31/2019 3:42:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 49 replies ^ | May 31, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    A rare 1966 Shelby GT350 has hit eBay after being hit pretty badly in an accident. The white fastback featured on  is being offered with a salvage title, and it’s easy to see why. The left rear corner is bashed in so far that the cabin is crooked, while the right front fender is also crushed. It looks like it’s in pretty good condition, otherwise. There’s no significant damage to its 289 V8, which the Glendale, Calif., seller says turns over but doesn’t run because of a hole in the gas tank, and the parts of the interior that survived are in great shape...
  • The Mustang reviews.

    04/05/2019 7:10:00 PM PDT · by rey · 50 replies
    5 Apr. 2019
    Has anyone seen the movie, "The Mustang?" I have a 14, almost 15-year-old girl interested in seeing it (Horse crazy). She has seen and enjoyed "Horse Soldiers," "True Grit," (Both versions) and other movies more adult-like in their content. Is this movie appropriate for her?
  • Crooks rob 1968 Ford Mustang owned by family for over 40 years

    02/27/2019 2:49:08 PM PST · by ETL · 54 replies ^ | Feb 27, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    It was full of memories of paper routes, trips to California and Dennis’ time in the U.S. Navy, but had gotten run down and in need of a restoration. Dennis and his wife Susan were doing just that when they got the news earlier this month that it was stolen from her parents’ garage in Indianapolis, where they were keeping it while they worked on it. “We just now were in a position to put some money into it,” Susan told Fox59. “And we’ve put quite a bit of work into it already, it was almost done.” Susan’s parents were...
  • Styling lowpoint(s) of 3 classic American cars (in my opinion)

    01/22/2019 11:47:10 AM PST · by ETL · 86 replies
    Jan 22, 2019 | self
    The 3 cars that I believe exemplify the most dramatic swings are the Ford Mustang (1967 vs 1975), Pontiac GTO (1967 vs 2004) and the Dodge Challenger (1971 vs 1981). (same-year examples may not necassarily be the same car)
  • First 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 sold for $1.1 million at charity auction

    01/22/2019 7:48:15 AM PST · by ETL · 28 replies ^ | Jan 20, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    The rights to the first 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 were sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday night for $1.1 million, but it wasn’t all about the car. The build slot was being auctioned by Ford to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and all of the proceeds from the sale were earmarked for the organization. Barrett-Jackson owner Craig Jackson, an avid Mustang collector who owns several historic GT500s, placed the winning bid himself. It was the second highest price ever paid for a Mustang at auction, and exactly half of the $2.2 million that...