Archive | June 2009

I heart Bullitt

My wish has always been to own a ‘65 Mustang one day. It was the model I always believed I wanted most. The original WordPress URL of this blog (before buying iblogmustang.com) even had the ‘65’ mention in it. I realized it’s not true though. Yes I really want that 1965 model one day if possible, but the one I care about most, the one I want first and foremost is the one we know as Bullitt. Or say a 1968 Mustang Fastback in Bullitt green… yes, that one :)

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Isn’t that just the coolest car ever? Not convinced? Here are some more great photos of my dream car:

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And in case you want one for yourself? Here are the do’s and don’ts for a ride like Frank’s.

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Try Mustang ‘66 [AdClassix Week II]

This entry belongs to the 2nd edition of the AdClassix special we’re organizing here this week – all in honor of some great classic Mustang ads. You can find the full collection here at the end of the week.

“If you thought we couldn’t improve an a winner – try Mustang ‘66”

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More AdClassix tomorrow.

Three new ways to answer the call of the Mustang… [AdClassix Week II]

This entry belongs to the 2nd edition of the AdClassix special we’re organizing here this week – all in honor of some great classic Mustang ads. You can find the full collection here at the end of the week.

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More Mustang AdClassix tomorrow.

GT performance package [AdClassix Week II]

This entry belongs to the 2nd edition of the AdClassix special we’re organizing here this week – all in honor of some great classic Mustang ads. You can find the full collection here at the end of the week.

“New luxury interiors, new GT performance package for America’s favorite sports car”

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Mustangers have more fun! [AdClassix Week II]

This entry belongs to the 2nd edition of the AdClassix special we’re organizing here this week – all in honor of some great classic Mustang ads. You can find the full collection here at the end of the week.

A car to make weak men strong, strong men invincible… how did they come up with stuff like that?

“Desmond was afraid to let the cat out… until he got his Mustang.”

Yeah sure :) Enjoy anyway.

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More AdClassix tomorrow.

Mustang is designed to be designed by you [AdClassix Week II]

This entry belongs to the 2nd edition of the AdClassix special we’re organizing here this week – all in honor of some great classic Mustang ads. You can find the full collection here at the end of the week.

The Mustang was one of the first (if not the first) to allow it’s customers to modify it based on available options:

“Mustang invites creativity in its owner – it’s the car designed to be designed by you. By dipping into a surprisingly wide array of options, you can make your Mustang as personal as your signature”

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More AdClassix tomorrow.

Strike a blow for originality! [AdClassix Week II]

This entry belongs to the 2nd edition of the AdClassix special we’re organizing here this week – all in honor of some great classic Mustang ads. You can find the full collection here at the end of the week.

This ad seems to be a follow up to the ad I posted during the first series where they first talked about the Mustang pledge… remember?

“You will not yawn when people talk about the performance of other cars”

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More AdClassix tomorrow ;)

Mustang atop of Empire State Building

Just like Jalopnik mentioned, it was pretty amazing to see Porsche put its Panamera on the 94th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center. Only to find out that Ford did something similar 44 years earlier…

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Stunning view don’t you think? It wasn’t too easy to get it up there and no, it wasn’t by using a helicopter or anything:

“In October 1965, with the Ford Mustang the hottest-selling car in America, the general manager of the Empire State Building had a great idea – to display a Ford Mustang on the 86th floor observation deck of the iconic Manhattan landmark.

Officials at Ford agreed and dispatched a crew to take was careful measurements of the skyscraper’s doors, hallways and elevators. They determined that a white convertible Mustang could be disassembled into four main sections and transported – along with many smaller pieces – up to the building’s 86th floor in elevators to be reassembled.”

Dixit Leslie Armbruster, Senior Collections Archivist at Ford Motor Company… now there’s a person I would like to get to know ;)

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I love stories like this. Send me some more Leslie!

[Via Jalopnik]

New AdClassix week coming up

Collected some nice classic Mustang ads again so will be posting them all during next week – AdClassix week starting Monday – similar to what I did last October for those who remember.

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All ads I ever posted on this blog can also be found on this page which is dedicated to classic Mustang ads.

Sonny & Cher

About 6 months ago I wrote about a pair of special Mustangs that were up for auction. Just a couple of days ago Jalopnik posted another story about these cars… although they do look a bit different now: even uglier than before is a better way of putting it I guess. The first photo is from the post I did several months ago, the second on of the new story on Jalopnik.

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I’m not totally sure if those are the same cars (maybe they were modified over time, maybe someone love the original so much they wanted the same, …) but they sure do look tacky. Anybody know the real story behind both cars?

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