1. March 29, 2010 -

    Ahhhh...my sister had a Mustang when we were really young--it was second-hand and bright orangey-red. We called it the Tangy-Tomato, but we should have called it the Lemon. It was a great car, 'cause we wound up meeting lots of nice guys who were always helping us with it when it broke down, but it DID have tons of miles on it when she got it. We loved that car.

  2. March 29, 2010 -

    Ford didn't have much hope for the spunky little car. Having failed so miserably with the Edsel, Henry Ford II rejected Frey's new design four times. Put together in 18 months, on a shoestring, without official approval, Ford didn't have high hopes for the little pony. It expected to sell 80,000 Mustangs in it's first year of production. It sold over 22,000 on it's first day in the showroom and by it's first anniversary Ford had sold over 400,000 Mustangs. Sorry to hear of your troubles with the Pony car Sue. It must have been built on a Monday.

  3. Pat D
    March 29, 2010 -

    And our next door neighbor had the spotlight when he parked his shiny blue '64 Mustang in the driveway. We thought he was way cool for an adult!

  4. March 29, 2010 -

    Pat, I used to date a beautiful young girl who drove a maroon Mustang. I thought she was so cool, I married her.

  5. March 29, 2010 -

    Both of my grandfathers drove Ford Falcons. Grandpa Burke a white Falcon with a stick on the column. Grandpa Roibal a green automatic Falcon that my dad inherited. They were tough little cars that could survive anything (except for my sister learning to drive.) Anyway, being Frey had to design it on a shoestring, that first 64 Mustang was built on the Falcon chassis. So, even though it was built to appeal to the youth, it had good solid bones.