She brings it to Dallas Mustang for routine service.
Graduating from Austin College in, Sherman, Texas, back in 1959, Adele went to work as a church secretary and started saving for a new car. Six years later, she bought her first and last car from the Horn-Williams Ford dealership in Dallas – a 1966 Mustang because "It was the most artistically designed car on the market,’ says Adele.
She was on a tight budget and attempted to order her car sans A/C, whitewall tires, radio, and tinted glass. It was a tall order for a car where these options are almost mandatory for survival in the hot Texas summer heat. Two months later, the dealer gave up on the search and Adele bought the least-expensive car on the lot, this yellow fastback with black interior, a straight 6, and 3-speed manual transmission.
Adele paid ‘one dollar for every pound the car weighed,’ or about $2,600, as her memory serves. This is the only car she has driven for the past 53 years.