My First Car

My 1966 Ford mustang holds a special for me because it was my first car. I received my license to drive on May 17, 1978 at 3:30PM. At 6:30PM the same day, I bought a yellow 1966 Ford Mustang coupe from my aunt’s neighbor for $300.00. This was 1978 and the popularity of the first generation Mustang was just beginning. This was when you could buy a cherry 1965 GT350 for $4,000.00!

I wanted to put it back together and do a little massaging to the engine compartment (it had the 200CID Sprint package), but my dad said no. At this time, this car was considered nothing better than a parts car. If we only knew what passes for restorable today, we never would have sold this car to the junk man!

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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
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