"It also seems to me that we're a niche market - everybody I know seems to love the '69s an older, can't even remember what a '70 looks like, and will always say, "Cool" when they see a '71, but admit that it's not their first choice. But - oh well... that just means 'more for me.' More parts, more prestige because everybody has older Mustangs, and more security knowing that my car won't be on the top of everybody's list to steal."
Eric, that is one of the most eloquently written descriptions of how we feel about "our cars" that I've read. I bitch about the lack of stories, photos (note this, Barry
) and such related to '71 to '73 convertibles, but to be honest, my bitching is always tongue-in-cheek, and it actually reflects a "pride" in owning, and now restoring, something that apparently is rather unique, if not a little bit "special". And I like that.
I think you hit the nail on the head, Eric. Thanks for putting it in writing.