You Gotta See This Mustang Collection!
Inside the Berardi Collection: A Ford executive’s incredible stash of classic Mustangs, new and old
It was a Mustang II that brought us together. Mustang Monthly received an email from Mike Berardi, commenting on the editor’s column Hoofbeats about the cross-country “adventure” in our 1974 Mustang II project car. Mike helped explain the Mustang II’s contribution to the nameplate and sent along a few pictures of his ’74 and ’75 Mustang IIs—which are part of a large collection in a suburban Detroit-area warehouse.
It turns out Mike is the Director for Customer Service Engineering at Ford and has an enviable collection of old and new Mustangs, including two Mustang IIs, and a bunch of Boss and Mach 1 cars. We stopped by during our trip to the Woodward Dream Cruise in August and had Mike give us a tour of his collection for this video.
You’ll notice a few cars in the warehouse that are covered and not discussed in the video—those are cars he stores for friends and club members. The rest belong to Mike and his wife, including her Good Humor ice cream truck, which the Berardis use to sell ice cream at car shows (including this year’s Mustang Alley at the Dream Cruise).