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Readers’ Album - August 2014
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Mike Skelley of Carl Junction, Missouri, has had a love affair with the Mustang as long as he can remember. His father gave him the '66 hardtop (with the inline-six Sprint package) as a high school graduation present back in 1996. Together the father and son duo have repaired, replaced, or restored most of the car. Once a daily driver, the hardtop is now retired to weekend cruiser/car show duty. That's when Mike picked up the '11 V-6 as his replacement daily driver. The '11 has the V-6 Pony Package. “They are virtually the same car, 45 years apart, showing the evolution of a legend,” Mike states. When Mike's 10-year-old son turns 16 Mike plans to pass the '11 along to him—like father like son.
The Windveil Blue '05 Mustang GT convertible you see here was Charlie Gandiosi's retirement present to himself. The Islip, New York, resident says his GT is a multi-show winner and his pride and joy. However, having recently heard he was going to be a grandfather for the first time he couldn't resist building a custom Pony for his grandson, Jase. The Mustang ride-on was treated to a professional paintjob to match Charlie's GT, right down to the stripes and badges. Jase is only four months old, but we're sure he'll be tooling around pop-pop's yard in no time!
The Tinker Toy
Having owned a '67 Shelby GT 500 back in the '80s, Denver, North Carolina's Henry Busch felt it was time again to have another project. “I thought it would be great to get back into cars. I wanted something I could tinker with in the garage,” Henry tells us. His tinkering of choice turned out to be a fairly rare '70 Mach 1. Powered by a 351 Cleveland 4V and backed by a four-speed, the Marti Report says it is just 1 of 52 with the Aqua Blue exterior and white interior. Though nice when purchased, Henry has since given the interior some TLC, including LED lighting for the gauges. “It's not a Shelby, but I'm happy with it. Nor is it a concours car, so I'm not afraid to drive it.”
Just II It!
William Sanseverino of Las Vegas is no stranger to Readers' Album, or Mustangs for that matter. William bought his first, a '78 Mustang II, back in 1982. It was a dead ringer for the car Jaclyn Smith drove in Charlie's Angels (Farrah Fawcett wasn't the only Angel to drive a II). While that II was traded in 30 years ago, and a whole slew of Mustangs have held down William's garage floor since, he has always wanted another II. William recently picked up this '78 King Cobra, which is decked out with the interior upgrade package, A/C, and a slew of owner paperwork. William's King Cobra was recently honored when Ford Motor Company picked it to be part of the “Mustang Garage” timeline at the Mustang's 50th Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas.
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