My Car Quest

October 22, 2017

The Path Not Taken: Ford’s 1967 Mid-Engined Mach 2

by Wallace Wyss - To create the Ford Mach 2 it was a natural--take the transaxle from a GT40, and a reliable tested-in-combat 289 and lay it in a Mustang floorpan but amidship, not up front. Engineer Ed Hull is credited with working it out on … [Read more...]

The 1966 Shelby GT350 – This Would Be A Cool Car To Own

by Mike - The 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang is a milestone car for many reasons and the 1966 model may be a better street driver. Both the 1965 and 1966 have a top level collectability rating, with the 1966 version going for prices that are half (or … [Read more...]

The 1967 Ford Mach I Mustang: Where Racing Influenced The Breed (Even If Only The Prototype)

by Wallace Wyss - Even though in 1967 Ford had a good deal of irons in the fire with the ol’ Snakemeister, Carroll Shelby, the existence of this car without a hint of involvement by Shelby is proof to me that Ford had a Plan B; Ford Mustang … [Read more...]

Where Is The Ford Mustang Station Wagon That Was Made In Italy?

by Wallace Wyss Of course there were a few Mustangs bodied in Italy. Shelby himself sent a couple Shelbys to Italy for Zagato to do, but mostly their contribution was in the roof style. Then Bertone did one designed by Giugiaro, that car … [Read more...]

When Is A Custom Wheel Too Big?

by Mike - After market rims have been getting bigger and bigger and there are more style options as well. Unfortunately many car lovers are using them and I think this has led to some rather unattractive classic cars. In my opinion … [Read more...]

The Italian Mustang – Is It Really Lost?

by Wallace Wyss One of the saddest things I have seen in the auto design world is when L. Scott Bailey, founder and publisher of Automobile Quarterly, was running an ad trying to find out where his former one off Italian built Mustang was. I … [Read more...]

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