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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Random thought for the day

I’ve always stated that I have owned 2 Mustangs, an early ‘65 poppy red coupe in high school (74-77) that came with a 6 cylinder and my current vintage burgundy early ‘65 fastback. For some reason it has slipped my mind that I also owned, albeit briefly, a 65 K-code coupe back in late ‘74 that I cannibalized to turn the poppy red coupe into a pseudo K-code. So, I have owned THREE classic Mustangs! I had a couple of Dos Equis Ambars and sirloin tips for dinner tonight, too, in case I haven’t rambled enough....

Get off my back, get out of my pocket....

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I have owned three 66 coupes (Tahoe Turquoise, Springtime Yellow, Emberglo) all of which are still on the road, a Raven Black with red interior 65 coupe that I parted out and a Lime Gold with black 69 coupe that I parted out...they both were too far gone but they sacrificed their useable parts so other Mustangs could live on...
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My 1st car...
'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •Quick Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories

Older son's 1st car...
'66 Emberglo / Parchment deluxe coupe
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•Dealer A/C • Console
•Dual Exhaust • Power Steering

Younger son's 1st car...
'66 Nightmist / Blue & white deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Factory A/C •Console
WAITING FOR RESTORATION

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I can’t top that, but..,

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I have owned three 66 coupes (Tahoe Turquoise, Springtime Yellow, Emberglo) all of which are still on the road, a Raven Black with red interior 65 coupe that I parted out and a Lime Gold with black 69 coupe that I parted out...they both were too far gone but they sacrificed their useable parts so other Mustangs could live on...
I also have held onto a hoopty 1986 rust colored, and just plain rusty, long bed, 6 cylinder F150 that I love more than sanity should allow. I also owned a ‘78 Ford Futura back in the day. Not trying to get into the upper level of Ford heaven, but that should at least get me in the gate...
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I find myself in a similar situation actually. I've been saying that my '69 Grande is my first Mustang, but its actually my second. Many, many years ago I had a '68 fastback GT 390, but it was in really bad shape, it would have taken years to put back on the road, and it was hard to decide where to start really - the list of parts I was going to need was virtually unending...... particularity as the only part I actually had, was the emblem off the grill.
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Through the years I have had:
A 1969 Sportsroof, 302 FMX(bought it wrecked, fixed it up and wrapped it around a tree).
A 1967 Big Block Coupe, 428 C6 Drag Car.
A 1985 SVO, 2.3 Turbo 5 speed(car seats and two doors don't mix well).
A 1988 LX/SS Notchback, 5.0 5 speed(police package).
And the current 1966 Fastback, A Code 4 speed.
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My first car & my first Mustang was a 1970 6 cyl Coupe that I owned while going to tech school. Since then I have owned a 69 Coupe, a 68 j code GT Coupe, a very rusty 65 Fastback, & my current 69 Coupe.
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Owned 5 Mustangs so far.

First car was 66 Emberglow coupe, C code 289, deluxe interior. Wreck the car, got it going again and sold it when I got 70 Gran Torino GT.

Next Mustang with the A Code 65 Fastback GT I currently own and am restomodding.

Had the 71 Boss 351, sold when money got tight and an impending divorce. Man, I wish I had held on to it.

82 Fastback 6 banger I owned for a couple years while living in Dallas and making frequent trips back to KY.

85 GT, ole' four eyed Fox body. Last of the 4 barrels, 5 speed and T-Tops. It was a fun car. Had a need for a truck, my timing was perfect.
Sold the Mustang, got a 4x4 Ranger just a few months before Kentucky got hit with the first of several blizzards in the early 90s. During one stretch, I kept it locked in 4 wheel drive for over 2 weeks. Back at that time, very few people owned 4x4, about the only ones you saw belonged to farmers and hard core hunters. Roads were so bad, some were shut down and there was a 10 PM curfew. Didn't matter to me, I was out at all hours, local cops didn't even bother to try and pull me over.

Various other Mustangs in the family. My little Sis started out with 67 coupe, she has had a string of new ones over the years. GTs, Mach 1, Ecoboost.
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Fun car is the operative word here. That's my sole intent for my 65 fastback, making it what I want and enjoying it. My original 65 K-code was the most fun I have had in a vehicle. Being 16-17 years old didn't hurt, but I loved that car like no other car I have owned since. It was like that good dog, good rifle, good beer, good woman. It was a part of me. Not sure if everyone understands that kind of bond with an inanimate object.
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Fun car is the operative word here. That's my sole intent for my 65 fastback, making it what I want and enjoying it. My original 65 K-code was the most fun I have had in a vehicle. Being 16-17 years old didn't hurt, but I loved that car like no other car I have owned since. It was like that good dog, good rifle, good beer, good woman. It was a part of me. Not sure if everyone understands that kind of bond with an inanimate object.


The mustang I have now is the first and only mustang I’ve ever owned. Got it when I 18. I’m 36 now. No matter what, I love that car. I truly know what you mean.


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347ci that has a lot of neat stuff in it
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Suspension parts from SoT, Global West, Maier Racing, and a few others. Works for me!
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My first car was a springtime yellow 65 C code coupe with 289 and auto that I bought for $300 while in high school (1976). Sold this one and bought a baby blue C code 66 a year later since the 66 came with power steering. Sold it in the late 70’s and was without a mustang for a very long time but always had an itch to get another one. Fast forward to 1989 when I picked up my C code 66 fastback for $3800. This one was 289 3 speed with after market a/c when I drove it home where I immediately started disassembly for restomod. Still have the car today even though I’ve modified it with several period correct options. Having too much fun with it to ever sell it.


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Fun car is the operative word here. That's my sole intent for my 65 fastback, making it what I want and enjoying it. My original 65 K-code was the most fun I have had in a vehicle. Being 16-17 years old didn't hurt, but I loved that car like no other car I have owned since. It was like that good dog, good rifle, good beer, good woman. It was a part of me. Not sure if everyone understands that kind of bond with an inanimate object.
I understand what you mean too, back in the late 70's & into the late 80's I owned a modified 68 j code GT Coupe that I absolutely loved to drive. I should have kept that Mustang.
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