September 20, 2013

A Mustang for Today

Bob Urban remembers paying less than $500 for a pair of early Mustangs when he was a teenager. So when he decided to restore a classic car a few years ago, he reached back into the fun of his past and bought a '64½ convertible. After having the Caspian Blue Mustang restored in 2007, Bob has enjoyed taking it to cruises and car shows, including Concours d'Elegance events, near his home in Essex, Vermont. "The car is always well received and I enjoy the many stories from former early Mustang owners," Bob says.

Sunlit GT

Pete Watson from Niagara Falls, Canada, purchased his '68 GT fastback in September 2011 from its third owner. "He did most of the mechanical work," Pete tells us. Powered by the J-code 302 with a four-speed, the Sunlit Gold Mustang has been upgraded by Pete with a new interior and underhood detailing. "Although the paint has a few door dings and stone chips, a body job is not yet in the future," Pete adds. "A previous owner preferred the '67-style rocker stripes so until paint is required, the correct black C-stripe will have to wait."

Motorcycle Find

Hal Seider was taking a Goldwing motorcycle vacation with his son when he spotted this '73 Mach 1 for sale in Canyon City, Colorado. "Since we are from Wisconsin, we wondered how we would get the Mustang home but we figured it out," Hal says. The Mach has never been restored so Hal made it a goal to do something to frequently improve the SportsRoof. So far, he's repaired some cosmetic problems, replaced the stripes, reupholstered the seats, and installed beefier front disc brakes. Next up is an AOD swap and repairing the air conditioning.

German V-6

Nicole Laue says she always wanted a Mustang. But because new Mustangs aren't sold in Germany, she located this '10 V-6 Premium on the Internet at a Houston Ford dealership, then used e-mail and phone to arrange the sea transport, which took three months. Living in Farchant in southern Germany, near the Austrian border, Nicole drives her Mustang daily and takes trips to neighboring countries. The photo was taken in Italy at the Passo di Stelvio. "We have a nice community of people who own U.S. cars," Nicole says. "We often meet to spend time together."

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