My First Ford

My first Ford was a 1973 Ford Pinto, light green with dark green racing stripes. It was a 4 speed, green vinal interior and I loved it. My father bought it for me as my first car and paid about $500.00 for it. It was an awesome car and did really well on the highway unless you went over 55 miles per hour, then the front end shook enough to loosten your teeth. My husband and I have co-owned 3 Ford F150 pickups and they have been the most wonderful, reliable vehicles anyone could own. But my passion has always been to own a Mustang. 4 years ago, I was going to visit a friend and saw a 1994 Mustang GT convertible for sale in a guys front yard. I stopped, got the phone number and called the guy from my friend’s house. The next day, my husband and my youngest daughter and I went to get a better look at the car. I got in and the owner was concerned whether I could drive a stick. I started it up and headed down the road. My husband asked the owner what he wanted for it and who to make the check out to as he knew he wasn’t leaving without the car. It is a custom in my family to name cars and my Mustang’s name is Rhett Butler. I am a huge fan of Gone With the Wind and was going to call it Scarlett, but my oldest daughter corrected me and said it needed a guys name. Rhett is my pride and joy. Two years ago, my middle daughter got married (yes, three daughters and all of them love the Stang…) and Rhett was part of the wedding party. My oldest daughter is a teacher at a local high school and took it to prom one year when she was chaparoning. Rhett was a hit. I have been a member of Toastmaster’s International and I gave a speech on Rhett that left the crowd speechless. Some day, I am sure I will have to give up Rhett and hopefully I will be able to replace him with a younger version. Keep up the good Work.
(sorry I don’t have any pictures to load.)
Laura L Hague (HUGE Mustang fan)

Related Tags
first car
Ford F150
mustang gt

Have a story of your own to tell?
Submit Your Story
You're the first to comment on this. Have at it!
This discussion is missing your voice.

Your comment has been received and will be reviewed.
Thought of something else? Add another comment.
Comments are moderated in accordance with the
Ford Story Rules of Conduct.
Share the Love.
Choose the badge that speaks to you and take the first step into the amazing world of Ford Social.
Learn More >
Check out the family of badges on your dashboard.
View your Dashboard
Most Popular
Related Stories
My First New Car
I Can't Let Go

Your Ideas
In the world of cars the mustang is my absolute favorite. But there is one thing that this car lacks most of all and that is performance handling. take a look at european cars compared to them we are in the stone ages yes i know the new mustang is wider and lowered also it has independent suspention all four tires, we will wait to see what it can do. Also we have a 5L engine that stock puts out around 450 HP really? how is it smaller engines can dut out the same? what i am trying to say is the mustang is an iconic car and when it first came out it was top of the line, throught the years of mustangs life it has fallen into a rut of terrible design untill the you have the 2005 or newer model. but performance on the track has still been lacking if ford wants to keep up in the world they need to have a faster, lighter and well it has already got the looks down but come on please for the pride of our country put money aside and make something amazing that can show the world what America can make out of its own garage! Thank you
Mustang Future
By: Ken A.
Rate and post ideas here.
Submit Your Story
Promo Promo Promo
Register Now