Mustang Girl Monday: Rachelle Lister
Rachelle Lister and Phoenix, her 35th anniversary V-6 convertible
It's your favorite day again and we searched far and wide to bring you this week's Mustang Girl Monday, Rachelle Fred Lister and this is her story.
"I live in England where Mustangs aren't that common. I heard my first Mustang before I saw it, on an American airbase where my boys were at an American football camp. I asked one of the coaches what the car was and he said it was a Mustang. I fell in love with them that moment and I vowed I would have one. People thought I was insane as I didn't even have a driving license. My great aunt died and left me some money with the instructions to go and buy a dream. And I did; I bought my first Mustang, a 35th Anniversary V6 convertible. I learned to drive in her and she gave me my first taste of freedom and independence.”
“I did find owning one came with some difficulties, as I couldn't find a garage that would work on her and anybody in the UK to give me any advice so I started my own Facebook group for UK mustang owners—Ford Mustang UK and learned to do the maintenance on her myself. I'd had her for four years (2014) when I was rear-ended at 50mph outside my house. I was devastated to say the least. I finally found a shop that agreed to jig her and got her back on the road for my birthday this year. My husband and I are in the process of resurrecting her, which shouldn't be much longer and once she is back on the road she will be called Phoenix. I have suffered tremendously with anxiety and PTSD since the accident years ago and I'm hoping that once I am driving her again I can start to recover. My husband and I own four Mustangs altogether. I bought another New Edge for the purpose of being a donor car, but my husband couldn't bring himself to break her. We also have a third New Edge that is being converted into a race car and a '65, but Phoenix will always be my baby."
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