Last post on Sep 15, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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#27 of 31 Re: Could This EVER Happen Again? [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 15, 2012 (10:14 am)
My father bought one of the first 1964 1/2 Mustangs delivered to Kentucky. A rural Ford dealer ordered one and the original buyer backed out. The owner was a family friend and called Dad and offered it to him. It was a black coupe with a red interior- under the hood was 260 V8 mated to a Cruise-O-Matic slushbox. I was in grade school at the time, but I still remember the reactions it generated. Amazing.
Mom totaled it in 1969...
#28 of 31 Re: Could This EVER Happen Again? [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 15, 2012 (5:36 pm)
Probably a car where everyone has had one in their not too distant family.
Be interesting to play that premise out. We became a Ford family but in the 60s we were still GM (well, there was a '49 Ford before my time I think). Anyway, closest thing to a Mustang was my sister's '67 Firebird.
#29 of 31 Re: Could This EVER Happen Again? [steve_]
Sep 15, 2012 (5:56 pm)
Any friends have one?
Another one to compete would be VW Beetle. Everyone probably had one in the extended family or friends. My mom had one before I was born (eventually got a Porsche engine after my dad blew up the stock unit) and my WW2 vet grandpa chose one as a company car sometime in the 70s.
#30 of 31 Re: Could This EVER Happen Again? [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 15, 2012 (6:44 pm)
Can't think of anyone who had a Mustang. I remember riding in the back seat of one once when I was a kid but have no idea whose it was.
Lots of Bugs and a Bus plus my wife's family had a Bug too (she hated it ). The SuperBeetle I had when we met didn't last long. Getting back to Shifty's premise, I recall reading that some (wealthy) people buying Bugs just to have around as a spare car since they were affordable. Kept them for guests, etc. I got mine because they were cheap and reliable.
Oh wait - does a Mustang II count? Guy I worked with in '74 had one. My Dad had a Falcon back in the late 60s if that counts, lol. Same difference under the sheet metal, right?
#31 of 31 Re: Could This EVER Happen Again? [steve_]
Sep 15, 2012 (7:06 pm)
Cheap and reliable, that's why my mom bought one and why my grandpa chose one. He later had a Corolla, very openminded for someone of his generation. But he always chose large domestics for the family car.
Mustang II counts, although some will cringe at the thought.
Heck, when I was in high school in the 90s, a friend of mine had a very nice 66 Mustang.