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Win a Brothers Performance $1000 Shopping Spree

Brothers Performance is giving away to one lucky winner a $1000 Shopping Spree at the end of August.  You can sign up here for free and you are also entered in the giveaway if you make a purchase on their online store.  There are of course some rules and restrictions, but $1000 worth of goodies for your ‘Stang is serious.  Head on over to their signup page…  What would you do with $1000 worth of goodies for your Ford Mustang?  Would you go for something big or grab a bunch of smaller mods?  Let us know in the comments!

VIN #0001 1969 Shelby GT 350 poised to bring half a Million $

Auctions and sales of the Ford Mustang have continued to captivate the best of us, and this time, we’ve found one of the craziest ones we’ve seen in a long time. VIN #1 of the renowned 1969 Shelby GT350 Mustang variety is up for sale for $495,000 USD. That’s just plain silly, if you ask us. Half a million dollars for a Ford Mustang? C’mon, even we aren’t that crazy. This kind of money puts a potential sucker buyer into some amazing supercar territory for purchase.  So if one’s truly interested in turning heads, then there might be some other avenues of pursuit…

With just over 51K miles on the clock, this car is in rather good shape for consideration, actually.  The interesting part which took us for a few seconds–it’s a right-hand-drive, Australian car.  Crazy to think the first 1969 production Shelby Mustang was destined for the land down under.  The car carries the Vin# of 9F03M480001, proving it is not something to joke about.

What’ll be most interesting will be to see if this one actually goes for what ‘s being asked.  So far, no one’s made a solid bite–yet.  We poked around the shop on this one a little bit, and we think we’ll see this one on the Barrett-Jackson block before too long.  Until then…

Source:  Dupont Registry via WordCarFans

Awesome 1969 Shelby GT500 barn find for auction

OK, OK, yeah, we know.  These barn finds do seem to get a tad wearing at times.  That being said, seriously, this Ford Mustang isn’t one to simply flip past in haste.  We don’t share every single “oh, man, that’s awesome” instance of these we come across.  Sometimes, we think maybe we should…

Anyway–this 1969 Shelby GT500 Mustang is definitely one for the record books, given the fact every single facet of its life has zero room for doubt.  How’s that?  Let’s try for Larry Brown’s original bill of sale, loan amortization, maintenance records galore, and the ultimate testament to his preservation methodology: plastic trash bags.  Oh, and the classic “this thing never sees rain” theology applies here, too.

All triteness aside, this Shelby GT500, with its sub-10,000 mileage, is for sure going to fetch an easy 6 figure auction price.  Given the fact it’s made internet stardom in the past week or so only helps fuel the fire, too.

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eBay FOTD – 1983 Ford Mustang GLX 5.0 convertible

We all know the drill, here.  This is definitely one we’d love to add to our very own “Leno collection” if we had plenty of disposable income to simply throw about.  Check out this 1983 Ford Mustang GLX 5.0 convertible, with a staggering 1,046 original miles.

Just…wow.  From a private collection, maintained with care while stored, and very nearly museum-ready, this is definitely one you won’t see every day.  Head over to the auction page to see more of this one.

Source:  ebay

2015 Ford Mustang wins best design award

It’s not even entirely ready for mass-distribution, and it’s already winning awards.  The 2015 Ford Mustang was able to nab a Design award at the Detroit auto show, almost a week ago.  We’ve seen this car come from the span of complete rumor, to rendered speculation, and now…production & forthcoming burnouts sales.  What’s the big deal, you say?

Well, it’s not every day you hear about a regular production muscle/pony car having its 50th birthday, winning Design awards mostly reserved for extreme concepts, and keeping the tradition of American automotive history alive and well, for many miles and years to come.  I mean, c’mon, the Camaro kept the heartbeat thumping from 2003 to 2009, right?  Sorry, closet bow tie boy & girls; I had to let that one slip out…

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Barn Find – 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

So what do you think you’d look like after sitting in the same room, non-stop, after 40+ years?  Just a little dust and that’s it, right?  Probably not, but wouldn’t it be nice to age as gracefully as some automobiles which find themselves in the time capsule known as being “barn bound”?  We’ve all seen plenty of the Ford Mustang in examples of such occurrences, and let’s be honest, it never gets old hearing the nostalgic tales of these cars.

This go ’round, it’s posted up on eBay by a Wisconsin car dealer, after being plucked from a New Hampshire barn for about 40 years.  With the dealer holding the keys to this 3rd-owner Ford Mustang, and having the paperwork to prove it, it seems like it’s too good to be true.  What’s more, this particular Acapulco Blue ’69 Boss 302 has a mere 43K miles on the clock…that’s nuts!

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The first Ford Mustang owner was…a Woman?

Guess what, it’s another Ford Mustang throwback story.  This one’s pretty good, too, you’ll think.  As you better well know by now, April 2014 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang, and it is not any particular secret Ford is planning to make this one BIG.  Seriously–why else all the hoopla for nearly a year in advance of the actual event?

Because they can.

This tidbit Ford has drug from the archives is about the first owner of a Ford Mustang.  Likely one of Shelby’s buddies, or some executive’s preferred in-the-know clientele, right?  Wrong.  The first-ever Mustang owner was a 22 year old schoolteacher from Chicago, who put down $400 (a used Chevrolet) and took out a loan to cover the balance of the then-whopping MSRP of $3419 for her eggshell blue convertible.  She states she “…was the coolest teacher in the school that year.”

And rightly so.  Check out the rest of Gail Brown’s story below, and how she was smitten with the Mustang then…and now.

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How a Ford Mustang topped the Empire State Building

So just who and why would Ford Motor Company put a Ford Mustang on top of the (then) tallest building?  Why not, right?  At the least it’d make for a very cool photo opp…and that’s just what happened back in October of 1965.  A Mustang convertible was sliced into four sections small enough to make the trip up the building’s elevators for the presentation, only to be bracketed back together once into place.

So that’s the how.  Now for the why?  And as you well enough know, social media took on a different form back then.  OK, so let’s just call it “newsprint” and be done with that.  Generating buzz is the name of the game in any PR event, both now and then.

Keep reading to get the official account of the story straight from Ford; because it’s a good one.

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“Need For Speed” Ford Mustang to debut at Fundraiser

Back in mid-June, we told you about a Ford Mustang making an appearance in the Need For Speed movie, and this week, we’ve learned the very car that’s going to be in the movie will make an appearance at the “Get Your Heart Racing” Pit Party on September 13th.  The Pit Party gala will incorporate Mega 80s entertainment as well as a live auction and is to be held in Eastern Market’s Shed 3.

The following day will hold host to a day at the track right on Ford’s very own Proving Grounds in Dearborn…how cool is THAT? Professional drivers will be on-hand to provide plenty of tire-smoking rides, demonstrations, and the most motivated attendees will get to get behind the wheel of an assortment of Ford vehicles.

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Trace the Ford Mustang lifespan from concept to Production

There is a lot of intel floating about right now about the forthcoming Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, and it’s got everyone stepping back to reflect upon just how it is the pony car made it to where it has arrived, to date.  Between artists’ renderings, captivating spy shots, CGI enhancements, and the sort, no one is short-changed when it comes to imaginary speculation about what the next chapter of the Mustang shall bring in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

This time around, we’re happy to pass along a series of design concepts (sketches) which Ford kicked around the sandbox before eventually pinning the right tail on the donkey.  From the Mustang I sports car concept of 1962, to the design of 50 years later, this piece straight from ford definitely gives a solid kick towards what has been and what could be…you just have to sift through the finer details. ;)

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