Posts Tagged ‘mustang’

Not a Krupp – 1966 Ford Mustang

January 6, 2016

Back in the 1960s, the German truck builder Krupp held the rights to the Mustang model name, and demanded $10,000 from Ford so they could sell their similarly-named car there. Copyright law certainly exists for good reasons, and owners are encouraged to protect their rights, but who in their right minds will confuse a Krupp Mustang semi-tractor with a Ford Mustang sports coupe? Ford Mustangs are rarely featured here, not due to any shortcoming of their own, but because their enduring popularity means most are not within our self-imposed budget cap. And that’s a shame, because much like, say, a BMW 2002, this is a people’s sports car, as well as a cultural icon, with plenty of upgrade and restoration parts available for all the trim levels. Even the humble T-code six, like this 1966 Ford Mustang for sale for $4300 in Vacaville, CA.

1966 Ford Mustang right front

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Forlorn Pair – 1968 Alfa Romeo Berlina & 1965 Ford Mustang

October 21, 2015

Sometimes you come across a listing that has to have an interesting back story – clues in the picture suggest it’s more than just hoarding or someone selling a no-longer-needed car. Today’s feature is such a listing – both cars look like they were once in great shape, and the seller had broad enough interests to have both an iconic American coupe and an unconventional Italian sedan. Check out this 1968 Alfa Romeo Berlina and 1965 Ford Mustang, for sale for $1500 (for both!) in Tampa, FL.

1968 Alfa Romeo Berlina right front

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RustyButTrusty On The Street – VW, Chevrolet, and Ford

September 20, 2013

You might be asking yourself, why did I come here to view cars from such mundane, mainstream marques as these, when I can see these everywhere? Well, outside of the dry western United States, finding cars like this just parked on the street as people’s daily daily drivers is a lot more unusual. And one of the fun parts of this hobby is finding a new angle of interest in cars you would ordinarily dismiss out-of-hand. For example, check out this 1960s VW Karmann Ghia convertible. It’s had some neat modifications, including Beetle headlights and Porsche 914 wheels. What could be under the hood? Oh right, nothing because it’s a VW! The satin black is a current trend, but ultimately these do look better in gloss colors.

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