Too bad they didn’t make a copy of Edsel B. Ford IIs special order 1965 Mustang for the 50th anniversary.
The Edsel, like the Corvair, got a bad rap.
It wasn’t the car (which was quite innovative), it was the marketing.
If they made modern replicas of the light sky blue 1967 Mustang three-speed V8 convertible my folks got brand-new from the factory when I was a kid and sold them as new, they'd sell out in two minutes and triple in value tomorrow.
The new car pictured with the article is so average looking that it'll be long forgotten in five years, forget five decades! The real Mustang (until they screwed it up in 1969-70) was electrifying the minute you saw it, and it is electrifying people 50 years later. Listen to the "oohs!" and "ahhs!" when a real '60s-era 'Stang rumbles by, with that unique Mustang sound.
Fun, fun cars.
And a bit of aviation trivia, the car wasn't named after the horse by its designers. It was named after the airplane. So it really carries two great American distinctions -- the American mustang horse, and the American plane that helped win WWII.
You can look it up! [^)