Courtney Barber
January 23, 2017
Photos By: Owner

It's Monday, but we have something to brighten up the start of a new week: Mustang Girl Monday brought to you by Team Mustang Girls. This week we would like you to meet Kendra Nickles and her stable full of ponies.

Kendra has been around Mustangs literally her entire life—she was brought home from the hospital as a newborn in a 1982 notchback. Since then her passion has only grown, as she has owned every generation of Mustang other that the new 2015-2017. But don't worry, she plans to add that to her list. The current line up includes a 1965 fastback, 2007 Shelby GT500, and her current project, a 1968 GT fastback, J-code with a 4-speed.

Working in her family's hot rod shop, Kendra learned how to paint and do bodywork at a very young age. She tells us, "I restore and paint all of my classic Mustangs. My first car was a 1996 GT. I then purchased my first classic Mustang to restore at the age of 17. It was a '66 coupe with a 347 stroker that made it on the cover of Mustang Times magazine in 2007. It took me four years to build due to working part time and going to college full time."

Kendra’s philosophy about cars will keep you always wanting to peek in her garage because you never know what you will find. "I like to build a Mustang, enjoy it for a few years, then sell it to find a new project. I have restored several types of classics but Mustangs have always had a special place in my heart. I love Mustangs because of that feeling you get when you sit behind the wheel. It’s pure freedom. In my opinion, every Mustang is special whether it is a 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder, GT, or Shelby."

Not only can she build them, Kendra also enjoys open track days with her Shelby at Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA and is a proud member of Mustang Club of America and First Tennessee Regional Mustang Club.

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Check out our previous Mustang Girl Mondays!

Tina MacGregor: 1965 Mustang coupe
Kady Holloway: 2015 Mustang
Natasha "Mustang" Marie: GT500 Shelby
Becky Watson: 1965 Mustang
Brianna Waters: 1968 Mustang
Paige Seaman: 1969 Mustang
Karli Space: 2003 Mach 1
Carly Jo Ellingson: 1970 Ford Mustang
Nikki Frost: 2013 Mustang GT
Nancy Perez: 1965 Mustang
Monica Moreno: 1968 Mustang Coupe
Caitlin Terhune: 1967 Fastback
Faith Sternlieb: 1966 Mustang
Shauna Jellison: 1966 Mustang Coupe
Melissa Wyatt: 1966 Mustang
Reesie McGuigan: 2000 Mustang GT
Judith Mendoza: 1965 Mustang
Denise Polanco: 1966 Mustang Fastback
Janette Semerdjian: 1965 Mustang Coupe
Naveel O'Neill: 2015 Mustang GT
Miriam Estrada: 2015 Mustang
Shawnie Bittinger: Supercharged 2006 Mustang
Tayla Burns: 1965 Fastback
Clarissa Corona: 1966 Mustang
Amber Reynolds: Scarlett, her 1966 Mustang GT
Kristen Napier: 2008 GT
Adriana Robledo: 1992 LX Hatchback
Arielle Kessler: 1966 Mustang Convertible
Ruby DeSimone: 1966 Mustang coupe
Jenifer Scouton: 1966 Mustang coupe
Becca Crum: 2015 Roush Mustang
Danielle Dillo: “Havoc”, her 2015 Mustang GT
Lea Anne Powell and her 2015 S550 Mustang
Erica Bradley and her 2000 GT
Annie Schroll and her 2016 Mustang GT
Samantha Wood: 1965 Fastback and 2015 Roush Mustangs
Emily Desjardins: 1965 Mustang
Kendra Nickles: 1965, 1968, and 2007 Mustangs