Only Mustang and Carroll Shelby could make this happen [AdClassix Week III]

This entry belongs to the 3rd 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.

In line with yesterday’s AdClassix post about the Shelby Cobra GT’s, here are two more specific ones…The road cars.

“The fact that everybody looks at you is the last reason on earth for buying a Shelby GT.”

With the ‘subtle’ subtitle: (unless you love to be looked at!)

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And here’s one for the convertible version of the Shelby GT:

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Try the complete surprise… [AdClassix Week III]

This entry belongs to the 3rd 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 one’s a variation of an ad I posted long time ago (December 2008 to be exact) promoting the Shelby Cobra GT 350/500.

“Try the complete surprise… Carroll Shelby’s COBRA GT”

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Should he…? [AdClassix Week III]

This entry belongs to the 3rd 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.

Another set of ‘66 ads for the Mustang, titled:

“Should a harried public accountant drive a relaxed fun car like Mustang?”

or

“Should a man in his 50’s be allowed out in a Mustang?”

Why not welcome them to 1966 ;)

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Millionth Mustang Sale [AdClassix Week III]

This entry belongs to the 3rd 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.

“What do you do after you build a million Mustangs? Start on the second million!”

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We’re still making collector’s items [AdClassix Week III]

This entry belongs to the 3rd 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.

“It’s a Ford Motor Company habit.”

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Remember #5? There’s an ad for that!

In January 2007 I blogged about this officially Ford licensed Mustang pedal car. It’s currently out of stock but the price seems to be at $269 by now, that’s $40 more than when I first wrote about it.

What I didn’t know then was that you could actually buy these ‘Midget Mustangs’ at the Ford dealership back in ‘66.

“Specially priced at only $12,95. While they last!”

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Bonneville Mustang

After seeing a documentary about the Bonneville Speedweek only recently I wondered about the history of the Mustang at that same event. I know they’re all highly modified cars but surely in the past some Mustangs with ‘slightly’ moderated engines must have made it to the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Here’s Mario Andretti in the 1967 Autolite Mustang for instance, one that I found here. The Indy Ford engine they used had around 480hp.

“This was a project done on a stock bodied 1967 Mustang to see how fast it would go at Bonneville Salt Flats. Chickie was working for Autolite Sparkplugs and the car was driven by Mario Andretti. He recorded a best speed of 175.875 mph. They had a piston go away and the runs were ended.”

And here’s another one:

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"The Mach could hold its own against the competition in any theater. Racing veteran Mickey Thompson flogged a couple of specially prepared Mach 1s at the Bonneville Salt Flats in some of the heaviest endurance testing ever performed on a production automobile."

More vintage sightings on the Mustang at the Bonneville Salt Flats? Let me know in the comments.

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