During the first generation of the Ford Mustang, it went from an all-American topless cruiser to one of the most powerful cars on the road. It would take Ford almost 40 years to reach the power made by the engine options of the Classic Mustang and you can read about those powerful small block and big block V8s of the muscle car era here.
Whether you are building a car to drag race, road race or just look great at a car show, there is a huge aftermarket available to customize the exterior of your Classic Mustang to perfectly fit your needs. This section features articles about the newest products and projects covering exterior modification and customization.
From replacing the original seats in a 1965 Mustang coupe to adding a monster touch-screen sound system in a 2011 Mustang GT, the Ford Mustang interior offers as many aftermarket options as the under-hood area. This section includes all of your information about repairing and/or customizing the interior in your Classic Mustang.
This section includes vehicle specifications for all of the Classic Mustangs. Everything from MSRP to engine options to trimlines is listed here for quick referencing. From the original inline-6 engine to the mighty Boss 429, you can learn more about the specs and features of the Classic Mustang here.
1964-1973 Classic Mustang
-- by Detroit Steel If you own a classic Mustang there's a good chance you've had some issues with overheating - or will. Unfortunately, a lot of the older models just weren't built with the kind of cooling capabilities needed to handle the engines made back then. Couple that with a lot of Mustang owners taking their own stab at rectifying the issue with very little insight, and the problem is compiled even more. However, a story we
--by Jonathon Klein How would you like to find a piece of history? It would be awesome, right? Picturing yourself on the cover of Time, or the Wall Street Journal, holding some long-dead Egyptian mummy's head? So maybe that will never happen, but it happened to Art Cairo. He somehow got his hands on Henry Ford II's personal 1964 Mustang. Art picked the car up directly from Ford in 1974 for a cool $1,000;
--by Justin Banner An article popped up on both Hemmings and Jalopnik a while back about a guy who decided to swap out the 289-cubic-inch Ford V8 in his 1968 Ford Mustang fastback. Some readers were up in arms for getting rid of the V8 and going electric power. They thought that the soul was gone from the classic Mustang without the rumble. I'm actually in favor of this, but I'm a bit weird
We've all got our top-10 favorite Mustangs, but what about famous car collectors like Jay Leno? Ever wondered what someone with deep pockets thinks is the bee's knees in the form of Mustangs? Well, wonder no more because Jay Leno dedicated an episode of his Jay Leno's Garage to discussing his top-10 Mustangs. I might add that Jay admits to having a longstanding soft spot for the Mustang because as he puts it, "The
Here's a rarity - a street sighting of a Harbinger Mustang. One of only 250 made, the menacing-looking pony car is a sight to behold as showcased in the video below posted by RealMCR12, as highlighted in an AutoEvolution report. The car, which is made by a California company called Agent 47, is as impressive under the hood as it is when it comes to looks. It's powered by a Ford Racing Boss 302
Mountains in the distance, palm trees hither and yon, a magnificent horizon broken only by the advents of man--all very well fit to ponder here in Big Sky Country. In this instance, it was but a backdrop. The roar of American iron needs no accompaniment, but when others heed the call, it is a mighty chorus. This was racing in its purest form. A race run merely for the sake of it. Three
Remember that 1969 Shelby GT-500 with under 9,000 miles we covered few months ago? Well, that classic American beauty recently pulled in $280,000 at an auction in Centre Hall, PA, according to a Central PA news report, which really shouldn't come as surprise considering how rare of a find it is as '69 Shelby with only 8,500 miles. Read more over on The Mustang Source!
A mint condition, 1969, Shelby Mustang GT500 Cobra Jet discovered in the garage of a recently deceased man will soon be going to auction. Though it was covered in dust, the mustang clocked only 8,500 miles on the odometer. Due to the the car's rareness--there were only about 1,000 ever made--people are expecting it to do quite well on the auction block. Apparently, the '69 Shelby was left by Larry Brown, a resident of Centre
It looks like that Army veteran who had his Mustang stolen will get to finish that restoration project after all. Former Army Sgt. Martin May's 1965 Fastback, which was taken from a storage facility in Southern Florida, has been recovered by police in South Carolina. The thief was even said to be towing the car on May's trailer when police spotted him driving a stolen pick-up towing the Mustang, according to a TC Palm
Here's a rare find - a 1968 Mustang with 800k-plus miles. Yup, that's roughly 200,000 short of one million folks for the Ford pony car -- and still running. At the time we picked up on the story from a Daily Republic news report, the official reading on the speedometer was 823,590 miles at press time. The '68 Mustang is owned by Carol Marini of Farfield, California who bought the car back in 1968
When it comes to all-time steals in the world of Ford pony cars auctioned, we're thinking this 1965 Mustang 289 race car might qualify. Despite the history wrapped up in the car and its vintage racing look, the coupe crossed a recent RM auction block in Paris for $91,400. Rebuilt by Rae Davis Racing, an English company known for rebuilding historic racing cars to FIA standards, the racecar is one of few FIA certified
With the Mustang gearing up for its 50th Anniversary, could you imagine owning the first hardtop model to roll off the assembly line? Talk about being the life of the party right? Well, that's exactly the spot, or rather seat, that Bob Fria is sitting in right now. The Californian is the proud owner of a highly coveted Caspian blue Mustang stamped "5F07U100002," the first pre-production hardtop Mustang assigned a vehicle number, according to recent
If you ever dreamed of whipping around in a 1967 Mustang Fastback but didn't necessarily have the cash to afford one or a friend willing to share his for a few days of fun, no worries. The camp over at Horizon Hobby.com have unveiled a remote model that just might do the trick. Sure, the toy car might not live up to the joy that comes with driving the real thing, but considering the
After looking at modified Mustangs day in and day out, nothing really fazes us anymore. At least, that's what we thought until this came along. This '69 Ford Mustang Mach feature we came across in a "Mustang and Fords" story done by Eckert's Rod and Custom in Molalla, Oregon still has us a bit rattled. Using the power plant from 2006 Ford GT, the car has been modified with a mid-engine 5.4-liter all-aluminum supercharged four-cam mod-motor,
Chances are if you were lucky enough to get a Ford Mustang for Christmas, you'd never forget it. Edsel B. Ford II, the great-grandson of the company's founder, Henry Ford, certainly hasn't. Recalling memories of a Christmas morning in 1964, the son of then Ford Motor Co. CEO and President, Henry Ford II, recently talked about a Mustang he received for his sixteen birthday that year. "I came downstairs that Christmas morning with my
TMS EditorThe Mustang Source It's rare that you come across a sixties Mustang just sitting on the street for months on end especially in Southern California where classic American cars are typically treasured. But here it is, less than a block away from the Hollywood Freeway near Studio City, just sitting there, rusting away. Whose is it? No idea. How long has it been there? Well, at least for the past four years that
TMS Editor The Mustang Source Own a 1964 1/2 - 1973 model Ford Mustang? Well, Kathy Miller wants to hear about it. The Ohioan is on a mission to register as many original owners of first generation Ford Mustangs as she can as part of 50th Anniversary celebrations being planned for the car April 15 - 20, in Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina. Miller, who is the original owner of a Prairie Bronze
TMS Editor The Mustang Source It seems that Ford might have started campaigning for that 2013 SEMA "Hottest Car" award back in the sixties when the company first began marketing the Mustang. Sure, today's promo strategies for the car might take on a more high-tech feel with elements like an interactive website that lets you actually see your custom Mustang come to life. Ever since the first Mustang rolled off the assembly line, Ford has
Phillip Ferrini The Mustang Source Gail Wise was 22 back in 1964 when she unknowingly bought the world's first Ford Mustang days before CEO Lee Iacocca introduced the car at the World's Fair. On April 15, 1964 she bought the car from Johnson Ford in Chicago when the salesman agreed to sell her the baby-blue convertible that was hiding underneath a car cover in a back room. Check out the full story over on
TMS Editor The Mustang Source Yup, hold your breath. Those are the remains of a Shelby Mustang GT500 that went up in flames. We know, it's quite painful for us to look at too as we stare at the charred front end of the classic American muscle car. Apparently, the GT500, owned by, Mark Keller, the star of a popular German TV show, met its unfortunate fate during a breakfast run. According to reports,
TMS EditorThe Mustang Source How about winning a 1965 Mustang Fastback? Well, tune into the TV show, "The Car Chasers," and you could just luck up on the keys to one. The CNBC show, hosted by Jeff Allen and Perry Barndt, is kicking off its second season by offering viewers a chance to win a 1965 Fastback restored by the team of traveling car buyers and sellers. The Mustang Fastback has been making the
TMS EditorThe Mustang Source If you're Mustang fan, you were probably bummed that you didn't have a million dollars lying around when an original 1967 Ford Mustang "Eleanor" from "Gone in 60 Seconds" was sold for that amount at a Mecum Auction earlier this year. No worries, if you can manage to get to the Chicago area this Saturday and now have a little more money to play with you might get a second
Marcus AmickThe Mustang Source The idea of classic Mustangs topping a dream list for most desired collectible cars comes as little surprise in the U.S., but in Europe? Yep, it appears so. A study conducted with more than 75,000 people from Belgium, Austria, Germany, Holland and Spain found that 37 percent of those surveyed named the Ford Mustang as the top classic car they'd like to own, according to an Auto Scout 24 report.
TMS Editors The Mustang Source Well, it's almost time for SEMA, which means you can expect to see a lot of photos of cool new custom Mustangs circulating the web. One of the first we've gotten wind of to be showcased at the annual Las Vegas event comes from the Wisconsin-based shop, Ring Brothers. According to Mustang Daily, this year the custom shop will be displaying a 1965 Mustang with a 710 horsepower NASCAR
TMS EditorsThe Mustang SourceWhen it comes to the Ford Mustang, there is no name more synonymous with the brand and more iconic than Shelby. For nearly 50 years, the Shelby name has defined the epitome of high-performance Mustangs from the early GT350s to the 200 mph, 662-horsepower Shelby GT500, which debuted prior to Mr. Shelby's death in 2012. One of Ford's latest video installments for its "Mustang Countdown" video series traces some of the
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles. One of the three Eleanor "hero" cars from Gone in 60 Seconds will roll across the auction block next month. Eleven 1967 Mustang fastbacks were converted to Shelby GT500 "Eleanor" lookalikes for the movie, but only three were used as hero cars. One of them, used for many of the driving scenes and promotional materials, sold for $1,000,000 at Mecum's
Phillip Ferrini The Mustang Source If there's a sure way to earn respect in the muscle car community it's by building a fast naturally aspirated car. Why? Because it ain't easy! And this 1968 Mustang is certainly deserving of some healthy respect thanks to 10.30s @ 130 mph without the aide of nitrous or a power adder! Although little is known about the killer car (if you have any info please share) we do
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles. Back in May MustangsDaily featured a very special 1966 Mustang Fastback built by Pure Vision Design. Debuting at the 2012 SEMA Show, the car has a European road rally theme using a Shelby GT350R as a theoretical base and features a Martini Racing paint scheme, custom four-spoke knock-off wheels and a genuine 1960s Ford Indycar V8 mated to a C&R
by Patrick Rall The Mustang Source While the massive Mustang Alley display along 9 Mile Road in Ferndale is dominated by newer generation Mustang, the classics still hold a prominent role in reminding everyone in attendance how the passion for the original pony car got started. Our "classic Mustang" gallery from the Woodward Dream Cruise is comprised of just a very few of the 1964.5-1973 model year Mustangs parked in Mustang Alley. Click here
Phillip FerriniThe Mustang Source Now here's something you don't see everyday: a hill climbing classic Mustang that can devour the steepest of hills with the best of them. The Mustang action starts around the 2:10 mark, but there are some serious hill climbs throughout the whole video. To put the Mustang's capabilities into perspective, there are plenty of vehicles that couldn't even make the hill, let alone at the speeds the Mustang was achieving!
Speed07GT The Mustang Source As part of the countdown to the Mustang's fifty year anniversary, Ford is digging back into its extensive archive and releasing details on some very cool stuff, like this original Mustang 1 concept from 1962. Obviously the two-seat, mid-engine configuration did not make it to production, but the name, logo and some other small details made it to the original 1964 1/2 Mustang. via [Autoblog]
Phillip Ferrini The Mustang Source Talk about quality time with your family. Really, what's better than laying rubber in your Mustang side by side with another family member in theirs? While we don't exactly condone such shenanigans on the street, at least they did it in the middle of nowhere! Have you ever done a burnout with your family or friends? If so, share your story, post a pic or show us the video!
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles. Perhaps no other Mustang has been replicated as much as the "Eleanor" from the "Gone in 60 Seconds," the 1967 Shelby GT500 becoming an instant classic thanks to the movie's famous car chase scene. Officially licensed versions sell well into the six figures, so we were wondering what this real version - one of eleven built and just three surviving -
Andrew Cilio American Muscle In building what should be hailed as "The Boss of all Bosses," custom car guru Bodie Stroud has created one truly unique 1969 Boss Mustang. Using an original 777 HP, all-aluminum 494 c.i. Mario Andretti race motor, Bodie set out to create of one of the sickest Mustangs of all time - a pure and one-of-a-kind American muscle car. Meet "The Real Thing" and its 777HP '69 Motor You won't
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles. A true movie star will make its way down Mecum's signature red carpet this May in Indianapolis. Known by most simply as "Eleanor," the modified 1967 Ford Mustang from Touchstone Pictures' "Gone in 60 Seconds" will cross the block as Lot S135 at Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic auction this May 14-19. This collector car icon piloted in
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles. A few weeks ago we clued you in to a very special Mustang up for sale by RK Motors of Charlotte, NC - the Classic Design Concepts 1967 Flashback Mustang. Now the company has yet another incredible Mustang up for grabs - the 1970 Ford Mustang "Boss Snake". The car was the Good Guys' promotional vehicle for 2010 and is
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles. Normally when we show you a drag racing video it features something like a Mustang Cobra Jet making a 7 second pass or doing a massive wheelie. This video is a little bit different, though. It comes from RM Auctions, who sells some of the most desirable collector cars in the world including two very rare 1965 Shelby GT350R race
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles. The United States Postal Service is featuring the 1967 Shelby GT500 as one of the subjects of their latest Forever stamp collections, the third in their America on the Move series. The Shelby GT500 is one of five muscle cars to be highlighted in the set alongside the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth Hemi
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles. There are few SEMA projects that have made an impression on us as much as Classic Design Concepts' 1967 Flashback Mustang. The stunning fastback debuted in Las Vegas in 2007, taking home Ford's Best of Show and Outstanding Achievement in Design. Starting with a Dynacorn steel body, CDC stuffed the car with modern tech like a Shelby GT500′s supercharged
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles It's rare that one of the 34 1965 Shelby GT350R race cars goes up for sale, which is why we thought it was a special occasion when one went up for auction back in August. The final selling price of nearly $1 million is evidence of just how coveted the GT350R is to both collectors and vintage racing enthusiasts. To
Marcus SlaterMustang Forums The Mach 1 Mustang and the GT40 are two very, very different ways of making a Ford go fast. They're both legendary in their own way for their own reasons and really don't have anything in common... Well. They didn't have anything in common until now. This car is the work of Eckerts Rod Shop and has been dubbed the "Mach 40." Now, it would be an egregious sin to hack
by John CoyleMustangForum OK, did you know that Japanese cops used Mach 1 Mustangs in the '70s? Because I didn't! And I have to wonder how many of these babies were nailing speeders over in the Land of the Rising Sun. This stunning example popped up on reddit/r/cars earlier today, and I haven't been able to stop staring at it since. According to the 30 seconds of research I did while writing this post,
by Amie WilliamsMustang ForumsSometimes conversions work and sometimes they just don't work at all. This one falls a little short, but their intentions were good. First of all, mixing Ford and Chevy together is somewhat blasphemy, but that didn't stop this Indian mash up including a Chevy Optera meeeting the drool-worthy Eleanor, the iconic Shelby GT500 featured in Gone in 60 Seconds. However, the "reasonably priced" Optera lucked out with a nice makeover, but Shelby Mustang
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles Last week we told you about the 1965 Shelby GT350R being auctioned by RM next month, but it won't be the only vintage Mustang race car up for sale in Monterey. Mecum has announced that a 1970 Mustang Boss 302 Trans-Am race car will be crossing the block at their auction that same weekend. One of four "body-in-white" shells
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles A 1965 Ford Mustang nicknamed "Producer" and built by the Ring Brothers has claimed the title of the 2012 Goodguys Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award. The car, which debuted at SEMA last year, is owned by Pennsylvania's Gary Bowers who drove off with the top award at the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Well known for their
Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles Finding a classic Mustang with low miles and in original condition can be hard, especially for rare models like the Mach 1. Occasionally we see one for sale, though, like this 1969 Mach 1 put on eBay Motors by Ray Skillman Ford in Greenwood, IN. The car has many of the desirable options you would want in a Mach 1
Marcus Slater Mustang Forums No one is going to dispute the cool factor of the original Mustang. Not only did it create an entire new category of sports car for people to argue about, but it produced some of the most powerful and best performing coupes of the generation. Of course, that was then. Enter Steve Morris Engineering. They build motors and sell parts, but what we're here for is their latest car. A
Content provided by amosauto.com Al Rogers AmosAutoHidden amongst the thousands of cars at the Mustang 45th anniversary celebration in Birmingham, Alabama, was an unrestored Candy Apple Red 1969 Mach 1.Onlookers who happened by the car were amazed by the appearance of the flawless original paint finish and like-new condition of the white Clarion Knit vinyl seats. The big surprise was still to come. Looking into the woodgrain trim instrument cluster, the odometer revealed a staggering 15,600.
Today marks the first day Ford began producing the Mustang some 48 years ago. In just two years the FoMoCo managed to sell over a million cars. Mind you, this was in 1964, making the number even more impressive. But it's certainly not as shocking as the original sticker price of $2368.Those were the days, huh? Celebrate the history of Ford's first pony car in the forums!
Jeff Lilly Restorations "Franken Stang" More Treat Than Trickby Jason GiacchinoThe story of Frankenstein has been a horror icon since 1818, and so popular is its disturbing premise that the prefix "Franken" has become synonymous with the idea of breathing new life into a pile of conjoined pieces and bits. Perhaps it's only fitting then that Jeff Lilly Restorations calls their one-of-a-kind 1966 Fastback Mustang, "Franken Stang". And since it's Halloween, we can think of
by John CoyleMustang ForumsThe seller claims this is an original 1967 Shelby Mustang, and if he's correct, it seems a little silly to have turned it into a restomod. Sure, the interior and drivetrain have been pulled from a 2009 Shelby, so there's an attempt to maintain the pedigree... But seriously? How high is this person? As soon as I saw this, I started doing the math on how much it would cost to put
Leake Auction Company has been selected to auction two 1966 Ford Mustangs that were featured in the pilot episode of the first season of Speed Network's Car Warriors. The cars will be sold at No Reserve during Leake's annual Dallas car auction, November 18-20. Car Warriors pits two teams against each other to custom build a car during a 72 hour challenge.The All Star team consists of some of the industry's top customizers. The Challengers
by John CoyleMustangForumsDrifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. might compete behind the wheel of his '11 Mustang, but he's always loved the look of the '69 Pony. And after a meeting a SEMA back in 2009, he decided to build his dream car with Team Need For Speed. The result is the monster above, and Gittin Jr. says its a perfect marriage between classic American muscle and Japanese drift aesthetic. To be honest, I don't know
This is a well cared for and preserved original thoroughbred. It has survived the test of time and maintained its factory given stature. There's a special feeling for a Mustang enthusiast upon discovering an original, unrestored pony car for the first time. The owners provided a few facts about their special car. Yes, it was an original with supporting documentation including a Marti report, build sheet and maintenance records. They had traveled south from
Setting this Mustang apart from others was the originality, including unrestored factory inspector stampings on the fenders, cowl and undercarriage. Tom's prior knowledge of factory markings, assembly plant inspector quality control stamps in the correct location and documentation played an important role in his decision to purchase the Mach 1. Under the hood are the numbers matching the 351-4V engine with a FMX Cruise-O-Matic transmission and 3.25 standard rear axles. A pair of white
Over the next 16 years, the pony accumulated fewer than 12,000 pampered miles on the clock. In 1985, it was purchased by the second owner, a car collector from Arizona. The car was immediately stored in a climate-controlled garage where it would remain unmolested for the next 10 years. Nearly 10 years later, a retired military man purchased the Mustang. The 1969 Mach 1 had just been introduced when he returned home from a