Thu Nov 14 2013 22:06:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Gail Wise bought her Mustang on April 15, 1964, for $3,447.50. I had just graduated from Chicago Teachers College and I told a salesman at Johnson Ford on Cicero Avenue that I wanted a convertible. He had none on the floor, but he invited me into the back room, where he had a baby blue convertible under a tarp. And there it was.
I had never heard of the Mustang. It hadn't been launched yet, but they let me drive it out of the showroom that night. Everyone stared at me. I felt like a movie star! Two days later, Lee Iacocca unveiled the Mustang to the rest of the world at the New York World's Fair.
In 1979, the car's battery got stolen and my husband, Tom, put the Mustang in the garage. It stayed there until 2006, when he fully restored it. A year later, Tom was reading a story about a Mustang purchased the day after I bought mine; that owner claimed to be the first buyer. This summer we brought the Mustang to a car show in Dearborn, Mich., where we met some Ford executives. The car was a hit, and that was the beginning of Ford recognizing us as owners of the first Mustang ever sold. [A Ford spokesman says Ms. Wise's paperwork convinced the company hers was the first known retail purchase of a Mustang.]
Mon May 20 2013 17:29:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
We love the carspotting series for all the everyday cars we see, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some unusual cars to be seen out and about. Vintage Las Vegas identifies the Corvette seen here in the Hacienda parking lot as the XP-700, but some of the details – such as the tunnelled headlamps – don’t look quite right for Bill Mitchell’s custom ‘Vette, so we’re guessing somebody simply took inspiration from the XP-700 for their own Corvette. What do you see here?
Mon May 13 2013 20:58:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
EXEMPT INDIANA TITLE. TITLED AS A 1965. SMALL BLOCK 4BBL WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. WHEEL UPGRADE. WOODEN STEERING WHEEL. SIDEPIPES THAT SIOUND JUST AWESOME! PIONEER CD WITH DOWNFIRING 6X9 SPEAKERS UNDER DASH. $1800 SPENT ON MAINTENANCE IN 2011. HAVE RECEIPTS. THIS ROADSTER HAS CRAZY GOOD POWER. LOOKS SOUNDS AND RUNS GREAT! CALL DAVID CLARK AT (317) 371-8935 FOR MORE INFO.
Fri May 10 2013 21:10:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"A Damaged Oldsmobile Futuramic automobile at Buck's Auto Parts, 2405 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Client: Gerald McKessy, Attorney."
Image Credit: Morgan, Ward C.(1907-1997). Source: Making of Modern Michigan
Sun Mar 17 2013 18:48:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
This 1962 XKE coupe is an early car. The chassis , the block and the body numbers match the commission plate. The head doesn't match the block, but it is real close in numbers to the block. The head number is R5154-9 and the block number is R3452-9. The chassis number is 88518 and the body number is V1685.
The rear end on this car is the real early type as seen in the flat floor cars. This is car is not a flat floor car though. It is close though it is 300 cars away. Everything seems to be with the car. For what I can see is the common stuff missing, tools, jack & owner's manual. As you can see the car is going to need a full restoration, but being an early car it will only go up in value. What you see in the pictures is what the car comes with. I don't have extra parts. If you think something is missing then it probably is.
The car steer and rolls so it can be shipped fairly easily. If you any questions please email or call Ray at 01-617-838-3728 or Dan at 01-781-630-0185.
Thu Feb 21 2013 21:40:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Ernie Adams tells us about his 1949 Mercury Dwarf Car in this professionally produced video. See the car's features up close. Learn about the building process. Ernie even takes it for a spin around the block. Enjoy