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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

The Mid-Engined Ford Mustang at the 2014 NAIAS

It’s pretty cool when the past gets paid its due, and especially remarkable when it surrounds a half-century celebration of continuous production. At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Ford has the all-new Ford Mustang, Ford F-150, and several other refreshed models for the upcoming showcase on display. What could be quickly passed over at the show, however, is the 1962 Ford Mustang 1 concept–a mid-engined Mustang that never came to pass.

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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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SEMA 2013 – Ringbrothers Blizzard Ford Mustang

Here’s yet another cool Ford Mustang character cast for this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas–the NASCAR-powered 1965 Mustang Blizzard, by Ringbrothers™.  This custom classic Mustang packs serious 700+ horsepower punch, carries an insanely clean interior, and is lacquered with a world-class regal white paint.

This fine specimen of a custom Mustang could be found at the Global Finishing Solutions booth, and it’s sure to never disappoint.  Interested in learning more about this one?  You’d better be–there’s much more below the surface skimming, as this car is loaded with massive attention to detail.

Check out more in the Press Release and the official specifications for the Blizzard Mustang by Ringbrothers.

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Equus builds a Ford Mustang with a Corvette heartbeat

Slapping an LSx into a Ford Mustang isn’t exactly something watershed; and it’s always going to be a major point of contention for both sides of the muscle/pony car spectrum.  So now, the car company Equus has a project which they call the “Bass770″, which calls upon classic Mustang style as well as various Chevrolet Corvette cues.  It’s a fastback Mustang with the unmistakable horse emblems on the grille and rear deck lid, but there is something more to it, once you look a bit deeper.

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The Ford Mustang before it actually Was

Ever wondered just how the Ford Mustang came to be? Maybe a few of you know the whole story, but hey, there’s always something to be said about repeating things for emphasis, right? Also, there’s usually something new people are able to pick up on while getting a little history lesson…something obscure not heard of before.

Chew on these tidbits, then… Did you know the early Ford Mustang was inspired by (*gasp*) the Chevrolet Corvair? How about the Ford Thunderbird design nearly bleeding over to make the Mustang a two-seater? What about Studebaker styling cues that almost (thank goodness) made it to the first generation Mustang? We’ve all joked about this one at one point or another–could you imagine the Mustang having been offered with 4 doors? Yikes, right?!

Hit the link below to check out the rest of the slides from Road & Track…there’s some good stuff in there!

Source: Road & Track

Book Bites – The Art of the Muscle Car

Every Ford Mustang and domestic muscle car fan knows what it is like to step back and bask in the scenery which reminds each one of us of yester-year.  Classic cars, regardless of their age, year, make, model, and popularity always seem to somehow bring up memories via the very sight of them or more significantly, the sound & smell of them.  So if anyone is wondering what it is to look upon such exhibits of true muscle and feel the incredulous nostalgia, regardless of personal age, there’s a way to get it anytime you want…not just at the local swap meet or car show.

Motorbooks will be releasing a compendium of classic car awesomeness in less than 10 days.  The title?  “The Art of the Muscle Car”.  And it’s chocked-full of images and back stories galore on the best of what America has had to offer since the glory says of the muscle car’s birth in the latter 1960s.

Curious to know more?  Read the rest of this for the book’s description, and make sure to pick up a copy for yourself or another car junkie in your social circles!

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Must See – Project Wild Horse 1971 Ford Mustang

Ever run across a Ford Mustang and think, “I need to get one of these and do THAT!”?  Yeah, all too often, the StangNet team gets bitten by that very same bug.  One such crazy-awesome restoration of a 1971 Mustang we found over at our friends with Jeff Lilly Restoration definitely got us thinking about the glorious big block days.  Their “Wild Horse” project car set upon restoring a ’71 Mustang from the ground up, giving it a completely new life…one perhaps even more fantastic than when it rolled off the FoMoCo assembly line.  You be the judge.

Hit the link over at Jeff’s site, below and check out a clean classic Mustang.  One that is insanely clean…almost too clean, if there could be such a thing in the automotive realm.

Source: Jeff Lilly Restorations

Lot of 49 Ford Mustang classics found on eBay

What are the chances you are going to get in life to pick up nearly 50 Ford Mustangs at once?  Pretty good, actually, if you are an avid eBay surfer and stumbled onto a “barn find” this week.  A seller in Minnesota has a lot of 49 Ford Mustang specimens, ranging from 1964 through 1970, in mostly “not so hot” shape–but hey, these cars aren’t exactly spring chickens, nor have they been stashed away in Leno‘s garage, getting daily TLC.

Some of these classics have titles, some do not…and all of them look like they have been gleaned to have the best of their innards harvested for projects of yesteryear.  Keep reading to get the roster of what’s all in the auction, or hit up eBay to see what’s up!

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Reversion Ford Mustang spotted in Detroit

After getting a tip on this new/old Ford Mustang spin-off being “local” to one of the StangNet staff, we figured we’d give a shout out to the Auto Kraft folks from Lincoln, Nebraska and their “Reversion Mustang.  The car itself is a complete retro throwback built upon today’s modern day Mustang platform and if you have not been able to catch it in person, you’re missing out.  The Reversion rendition of the Mustang is set to continue its tour through other popular Ford and Mustang events throughout the rest of this summer’s tour, having just completed a stint in Detroit…where several Ford field personnel made sure to pay close attention to the car’s attention to style and detail in workmanship.

Great job on this one, guys!