Skip to comments.Ford reintroduces the 1965 Mustang
Posted on 10/29/2011 7:56:00 AM PDT by Drew68
If all you wanna do is ride around, the classic convertible can be yours for $15,000.
Ford Motor Co. will soon sell brand-new 1965 Ford Mustangs for just $15,000 each. The only hitch: There's some assembly required.
As part of its Ford Reproduction business, Ford revealed today it had approved a new stamping of the steel bodies for first-generation Mustang that buyers could then build into their own 1964 1/2 through 1966 Mustang, using whatever engine, axles, interior and other parts they can find on their own...
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Chevrolet reintroduced the Citation. I forget what they called the new one, but it’s a Citation. Wonder why GM went under?
I just wish left handed guitars weren’t $100 more than their right handed counterparts.
A $999 righty American series Stratocaster is $1100 for me. I looked at one up close last week, compared to the 2008 Mexi-made Strat, and they weren’t in the same league.
The American Strat was screaming Dave Murray legato at me.
“Chevrolet needs to market the 56 Chevy.”
needs to go away...
In some ways cars are better, mainly because in the 70’s American cars began a decline.
I had a 65 Olds Delta 88 which was about as good as it was possible to make a car. I got it third hand after my Father, then Brother. I sold it with over 200,000 miles on it and as near as I can recall, it had the water pump replaced and the AC seal replaced. Maybe some other small repairs that I can not remember but nothing major.
It had a 425 Rocket V8 and would cruise the interstate like it was idling. One of the really surprising things about it was how well it handled. Big, comfortable and got pretty decent gas mileage tho it did require premium.
I think some of the improvements in modern cars is due to much better engine oils.
I like it. But I was sorry to see them discontinue the T-Bird...again. One of these days, I will have one. :-)
The very first thing I have done as far as work on my recent several AMERICAN MADE car purchases,
Is change the oil. To synthetic.
Wake up Ford. If you want to sell a successful classic car, sell a successful classic car.
SELL IT READY TO DRIVE.
If Ford did this, the car would have to meet the modern safety and emissions standards that "kit" cars don't. Even the Jeep Wrangler today has been modernized to meet current standards. Ford's modern Mustang that you can drive right off the lot has been hugely successful. No need to mess with this.
Very damn smart!
and for a look at how 0bamiCare will will be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeY1dxlC7Sg
Ford late to the party, same outfit (Dynacorn) has been offering same deal in 69 Camaro (hardtop or convert) for 4 or 5 years.
Yep. That's why so many left-handed players learned to play right-handed. Lefty offerings were limited and pricey. Of course, when you have left-handed guitars, nobody ever asks to borrow them!
One, the safety requirements to make a ‘64 legal on the road would ruin the beauty of the vehicle.
Two, the current Wrangler is *nothing* like the older Wranglers, to say nothing of the CJ series Jeeps. For one thing, Jeeps have always only had two doors. About the only similarity is that it still has a seven-slot grille, and the front headlights and turnsignals are more or less in the same arrangement as the older models.
Objective standards are overrated!
I use nothing but synthetic also. I have found it on sale or clearance often enough that it is not even expensive. For example I bought several gallons of Mobil 0W-30 for $5 for a 5 quart jug.
This was at Wal-Mart and I suspect no one in Florida was buying it so they just cleared it out. At first I was going to mix it with a heavier synthetic but to my surprise it works just fine in my old 302. It never has used oil and still doesn’t even with the 0W-30.
The last time I did mix it with heavier weight but now that Winter is coming on and this is the panhandle, I think I will go back to just the plain 0W-30.
Some folks just use the VIN off an unrestorable existing car.
Some states also allow kit cars built from the ground up to get a new VIN.
Unfortunately, the styling is one of the standards that isn’t better. Cars from the 40s-60s had some of the most evocative styling ever put to sheet metal (and some even did well into the 70s). Real style pretty much evaporated in the 80s and early 90s, with few exceptions, and only by looking back to machines styled for the customer’s eye instead of the wind tunnel have manufacturers injected interest into car-buying again.
If you look at the history of collector cars, the most popular car of a given time is the one that 60 yr old guys had (or greatly desired) when they were 16-22 yrs old.
So the 60s cars are the thing today.
When I was a kid, the collectors were hot for Model A Fords.
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