My first mustang was a 65 Convertible, I was (I think) 19. Owned it for a couple of weeks before I traded it for a '55 Chevy. I've had a few more 65 verts since then....they have always been my favorites!
Owner of "Reining in Paradise Stables"
Boarding and Lessons
Near Seattle, WA
35. A ratty green '66 coupe with a hot, built 302/351 heads, BIG cam, flowmasters, and a 5-speed tranny. You could hear the rumble coming from almost a mile away before you saw the car. I was having one of my "teenaged boy" wanna-be flashbacks at the time, now I drive a stock, quiet (and even rattier) '64.5 coupe.
1983 Vert....bought it out of a wrecking yard...T boned! rebuilt it...ground effects ,hood scoop,Big black stripe! really came out look'n nice. ::
Think I was maybe 26-27. Fun little car...but the little 6 banger just didn't cut it.
Had it about a year and a half and moved on...
01' Jeep wrangler
13' ford Escape
12' ford F-150 fx4 Supercrew
68 GT/CS/Shelby-like....heck its a Modified Convert
68 GT/CS...Project underway!
My first Mustang was a 1969 Fastback, 302 w/ 3 spd manual tranny that I bought in Jacksonville, Florida in 1974 for $1700. It had about 54000 miles on it. Not knowing anything about buying a car then, I had it financed at 29% interest by the local Fly-By-Night loan outfit. :p
I drove that for about 6 months before I blew it up.
Not having the money to buy another 302, I found a guy at the Navy base auto hobby shop that had a 73 Pinto 4 cylinder engine and automatic for sale. I got that for $50 and had a friend fabricate some mounts. Had a major hassle finding a driveshaft for it but we managed to get it in and it actually ran half decent.
I drove that for about a month then traded it for a 71 Fastback w/ 351C 4V and 4 speed with the deluxe ginger interior. I got really soaked on the trade but I loved that 71 so much I didn't care what it ended up costing me.
I can only imagine what the dealer thought when he finally opened the hood ::
71 Mach 1 M Code
"Honest, honey, just a couple more parts and she'll be ready to go!"
26 year Navy vet (AWCS/NAC/AW)
71 Mach 1 M code, C-6, Standard interior, 64K miles, STILL awaiting restoration
72 Mach 1 Q code, C-6, Mach 1 interior, 137k miles, restored 2003
Easy! I remember it fondly. I bought my 71 coupe on my 40th birthday 5 years ago. Mustang Times published my story about it, pg 19 of the April 2002 issue. Concidentally, that's also about the time I came on board VMF!
[color:"green"]"You can't have a proper midlife crisis on only 6 cylinders"[/color]
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