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First time you know you liked mustangs
#1
Hi All
Do you remember the first time you saw a mustang and why you liked it.
For me it was a mate of my cousins he had a black 65 - 66 pro street looking jigger with wheel tubs and very angry stroker Windsor and a 4 speed. I was about 14 we went for a run in it and I thought how cool is this Cool then he floored it and I couldn't stop smiling,we turned around stopped and he turned the tap on the blue bottle (i thought it was a fire extinguisher at the time) between the seats took about a week to stop grinning like a idiot. Then about 6 months later he showed up with a blower on it not a common thing in the mid 80s in Australia, Awesome

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#2
My first love affair with a mustang was a 68 GT fastback with a 4 speed (I had a lot of fun with that car)

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#3
to be honest I don't actually know exactly when I started liking them...I guess somewhere around high school when I was old enough to drive. Like most kids I wanted something sporty, and while I ended up w/ a 94 dodge dakota as my first car, my 2nd was an 2000 electric green V6 mustang, and I guess it just went from there

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#4
Now that I think about it, back in 1965 when I was about 12 years old my sisters future husband drove a new 65 Mustang that I really liked. Later in high school one of my friends had a 66 and my girlfriend had a 65 I got the bug big time.



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#5
I think I was 4 or 5 or even younger than that. I had allot of influence from my older brother. The obsession started when my brother got his first 70 Mach 1 when I was 6 years old. Our parents both worked so my brother had to "watch me". So he would take me with him to his girlfriends house. I would sit in the driver seat and pretend to be blowing off all the comaros in town.Big Grin It's been a life long passion for me and my brother which we still shear today.Cool
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#6
great stories folks!!

I cannot remember when i started...I always was in one...My diper was on board a shelby gt my dad got from the show room floor...I remember loving his oly sprint he had when i was about 5 years old...I still remmeber getting pulled over in it...My dad showing off threw town..lol...Then he got a dark blue mach 1 q code...Too me it was my dream car...He told me he would make a deal on it with me..and it would be my first car...Some guy would not stop tring to buy it from him...The guy come down with tears in his eyes and begged my dad...My dad finaly threw a stupid over the top price...Thinking the guy would never pay that...He busted out the cash for it!! Back in 89 this guy paid over 6,000 for a mach 1 q code with a non original interior nor color....Which was insaine...I was sooooo pissed...I did not talk to my dad for a month!! My dream car was gone...And i was one mad teen...Well by the time i was about out of high school...My dad got this red mach 1..i think cause he felt bad about what happend years before...he would let me drive it...And i was falling for her hard..lol...Finaly a wind storm blew a big camper on it..and dented the hood a little and the fender...and he got the insurance to pay for it and he offered to sell me the rest really cheap....And rest is history. Wink
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#7
For me it was about 1966. My father was working the Oklahoma oil field, it was a Saturday and he decided to stop in at the Ford dealer in Cresent, Oklahoma; Frank Lewis Ford, about 30 miles N of Oklahoma City where we lived and I still live today.
I know it was a Saturday because I got to go with my dad to work on that day!
Anyway the 'new' 1966 Mustangs were on the showroom floor! I rmember getting in a white Mustang GT convertible and told my dad it would go 140 MPH! LOL -a common mistake made by many young boys as they look at the speedometer of a vehicle to determine top speed!!!!!! LOL
I also remember a Mustang pedal car sitting up on a stand against the wall! I'm sure I asked my dad to get it for me! He mentioned something about me getting a paper route and then we left. In the same 65 Galaxie we drove in with...

My dad passed a few years ago - sure miss him and all the cool cars and adventures he allowed me to share with him! BTW I learned to drive out there in the OKlahoma oil field - was driving by myself on country roads and oilfield locations at 8 yrs old! Automatics or standards - did not matter.

OK - sorry about the long trip through memory lane - this time of the year always make me remember and appreciate my past!

Ray

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Boss1Ray;154656 Wrote:For me it was about 1966. My father was working the Oklahoma oil field, it was a Saturday and he decided to stop in at the Ford dealer in Cresent, Oklahoma; Frank Lewis Ford, about 30 miles N of Oklahoma City where we lived and I still live today.
I know it was a Saturday because I got to go with my dad to work on that day!
Anyway the 'new' 1966 Mustangs were on the showroom floor! I rmember getting in a white Mustang GT convertible and told my dad it would go 140 MPH! LOL -a common mistake made by many young boys as they look at the speedometer of a vehicle to determine top speed!!!!!! LOL
I also remember a Mustang pedal car sitting up on a stand against the wall! I'm sure I asked my dad to get it for me! He mentioned something about me getting a paper route and then we left. In the same 65 Galaxie we drove in with...

My dad passed a few years ago - sure miss him and all the cool cars and adventures he allowed me to share with him! BTW I learned to drive out there in the OKlahoma oil field - was driving by myself on country roads and oilfield locations at 8 yrs old! Automatics or standards - did not matter.

OK - sorry about the long trip through memory lane - this time of the year always make me remember and appreciate my past!

Ray

I know the feeling, my mother bought a 72 LTD from Bobby Hopper Ford in Springdale back in 73, it had a 400 with C6 and I got to drive it on the 3 mile dirt road where we lived when I was 8. Dad got wind of me driving it and decided it was not a good idea for me to learn to drive on an automatic so he would take me to work with him on saturdays and let me drive his 69 C10 column shift. I think about it today and wonder what was going through their minds to let an 8 year old behind the wheel, but times were different then...great memories.
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#9
As a child around about 9 years of age, i was aware about Mustangs from '65 onwards and liked them, but the bonding really started when i saw and inspected '68/'69/ and '70 models at a local American muscle car speciality used car dealership here in Brisbane called Gus Mc Lure Motors, around the 1972 time period.

I was 17, and had just gotten my liscense, and i remember being really knocked out when i checked out these babies! (but never had the money to afford one back then)
But boy, did i sure want to own one big time.

My love for the '71-'73 models came much later in my life for some strange reason.

Greg.Smile

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#10
I was definitely in the 5-6 range - I'd received some "Mustang" toys: a couple of Hot Wheels & Matchbox cars, a snap-together '65 model hardtop I supposedly helped build with a guidance counselor in the G&T program in elementary school, and a Tonka Mach 1 'pull-it-back-and-let-it-go' toy (never forgot that one).

When I was a Freshman in high school, my Mom was taking some classes at Utah Technical College (now Salt Lake Community College) and one of her classmates/friends was one of those guys a teenager would look up to... and he had a grabber yellow '71 Mach 1. Of course I fell in love with it after riding in it a few times, and made all sorts of plans on how I was going to somehow acquire it after I got my first job. Then, we went to a class picnic, where WAY too much fun was had with liquid beverages, and I was asked to drive he and the car home (I was 6'2" when I was 14, and of course I knew 'how' to drive already... I'm a car guy in the making, after all). Yeah... "Game Over." I made up my mind that I will indeed have one of my own someday.

Then he wrecked a few months later (just f/r valance, rocker panel, and lower door skin damage after running off a 2-foot deep construction curb/drop-off. A sad day indeed - he traded in the car for something entirely different.

My first car was a used '82 Mustang GL hatchback, which I totally went nuts customizing with cool accessories. It looked like a hot-rodded GT, but still had the wheezy 2.3L I-4. When I couldn't scrape together the money to drop-in a 5.0/T-5 (as an E-4 in the Air Force returning from overseas), I traded it in on my first 4x4 truck.

Never forgot about the '71 though and picked mine up as a basket-case almost 3.5 years ago... and here we are today.

Eric

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