The Mustang’s 50th Anniversary

Hard to believe that 50 years ago this April, the world saw the first Mustang built by Ford and Mr. Iacocca’s team of designers and engineers. This past week of April 14th, I and my team got to see that very same first Mustang (1964 ½) in its original Wimbeldon White at the 50th anniversary celebration at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

MACC took four of our classic Mustang’s to Charlotte to both educate the Mustang faithful and show some of our restorations staying both true to the first generation (1964 ½ – 1973) as well as a modern take on a Resto-mod (same classic lines and exterior, but a completely modern under-pinning of a car). MACC was proud to present:

1966 – GT-350 Shelby … all original
MACC has been pretty quiet about this car, but it a one owner, all original 1966 SHELBY fastback. It has 54K original miles on the car and is the most perfect time capsule of what the first two years of the Mustang SHELBY represented.

1966 GT-350 Shelby

1966 GT-350 Shelby

1966 Mustang K-Code and GT
There has been lots of communication and interest from you to MACC about K-Code restoration that we are 95% done with. It is a documented K-Code and GT with the numbers matching HiPo 289 engine paired to a 4 speed. MACC has done an extensive restoration on this including new floors, quarters, leaf springs and rails. Normally, it would not be worth putting this much into a restoration but there are so few unmolested K-Codes left (i.e. .everyone tried to turn them into SHELBY clones) that we felt we had to save this one. The combination of being both a K-code and a GT is a very rare and collectible combination.

1967 Mustang Resto-Mod
As we teased with you above, here is the MACC take on a classic 1967 Mustang body, completely redone with modern engine, drivetrain, steering and all the interior creature comforts of a modern car including A/C!

1967 Mustang Resto-Mod

1967 Mustang Resto-Mod

1967 Mustang Resto-Mod

1971 Mustang Fastback with Mach 1 Upgrades
A pleasant surprise to us was the tremendous interest in this California and Arizona 1971 Mach 1 upgrade Mustang. We were skeptical of the reports that these 1971-73 Mustangs were the emerging collector car but Charlotte buried that idea .. these cars are very hot in the Mustang world. The design is very popular based on comments at our display and the 351 4V Cleveland motor with a 4 speed certainly doesn’t hurt!

1971 Mustang Fastback with Mach 1 Upgrades

Charlotte and the Mustang 50th was a great venue to share our car passion with over 4,000 Mustang owners. We have been to virtually every car auction there is and have never seen anything like this. Here is to the Mustang .. may you live to a 100 years or Sto Lat (in our heritage language)!