Courtney Barber
January 9, 2017
Photos By: Owner

Are you ready for the first Mustang Girl Monday of 2017? Well Team Mustang Girls has you covered, and would like to introduce Emily Desjardins and her 1965 Mustang.

What's the one present every 16 year-old dreams of? A car of course. And so begins Emily's Mustang story, as she said, "I received a fully restored 1965 Mustang coupe with an inline six and three on the floor, for my 16th birthday. Talk about surprise! It had been a full year that my dad was hiding this project from me; he worked day and night on this 'Stang while making excuses not to be home for supper. I was absolutely shocked on my 16th birthday when I was handed a die cast model of my dream car with the keys attached. As soon as I turned around I noticed my father pulling up in this gorgeous sky blue Mustang."

Emily's passion for Mustangs started at a young age even though her father was a big fan of the bow tie. She tells us, "My dad is a full-blown Chevy guy! But I always pointed out the Mustangs when we went to car shows and fell in love with earlier models. Growing up around classic cars has made me appreciate the classics, whatever brand they may be, but the Mustang is my all time favorite."

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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