Showing posts with label Mustang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mustang. Show all posts

Monday, September 29, 2014

Charity auctions win, but Mopar Challenger wins over Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro (again, and for a while to come based on the HP of the Hellcat)

Each of the Detroit Big Three automakers donated a hot muscle car to be sold for charities of their respective choosing on Super Saturday at Barrett-Jackson.

the 1st Challenger Hellcat raised $825,000

the 50th anniversary Mustang, #1964 of 1,964 50th anniversary editions raised $170,000

The first to cross the block was a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, VIN No. 003. The jet black Z/28 raised $147,500

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

the only 428 Cobra Jet powered drag pack 1969 Mustang Grande, and it was being sold in a used car lot when found, completely original

the full story is at  but basically, the owner is a Mustang collector and in 1989 was out looking for a newer Mustang when he checked out this one and saw the Q code in the VIN

Saturday, August 02, 2014

the story of how the “Shorty” Mustang was stolen, recovered, sold, and loved over 50 years

A one-off short-wheelbase Ford Mustang may not be the most desirable collectors’ item in the world, but for Bill Snyder of Hudson, Ohio, it’s been his pride and joy for the last 46 years.

In the early 1960s, Ford was experimenting with prototypes for the upcoming Mustang, which would become one of the most influential American cars of all time. They toyed with everything from long, futuristic grand-tourers to sporty, two-seat race cars, and everything in between. Created in 1964, the “Shorty” Ford Mustang was designed by Vince Gardner and built by Ford supplier Dearborn Steel Tubing for a travelling car show.

Only one running prototype of the “Shorty” was ever built, and largely resembled the Mustang that would find its way to production less than a year later, minus a few inches of wheelbase and two rear seats.

While most pre-production prototypes are sent to the crusher when their usefulness has dried up, Gardner decided that his “Shorty” was too special to deserve such a fate. So, he stashed it away in a nearby warehouse and convinced Ford that it had been stolen. Ford claimed an insurance payment on the missing ‘Stang, and the case was seemingly settled.

However, Gardner failed to pay rent on the warehouse space, and upon investigation the warehouse owner discovered the car and took possession of it as payment. “Shorty” was eventually sold to one of the warehouse company’s executives.

Having seen the pint-sized prototype at an auto show four years earlier and fallen in love at first sight, Snyder discovered the car up for sale in Hemming’s Motor News in 1968, and had to have it. “I contacted the seller and immediately sent a driver from my printing business to Connecticut to pick up the car,” said Snyder. “I’ve owned this one-of-a-kind Mustang for the last 46 years.”

Photos and story from but the story was published in the Feb 2014 Auto Enthusiast magazine

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Mustang pop culture quiz by Parade / Conde Nast magazine

You’ll be asked things like to identify iconic movies based on images of the Mustangs that appeared in them, and decide which popular music videos featured Mustangs

Found on

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NICB prevents another stolen car from leaving the country! Hooray!

Stolen in 1992 in Mississippi, and found by NICB, the National Insurance Crime Bureau, in California in 2012. No information about what occurred with it in the 20 missing years.

Full story at  learned about it from