First Ford Mustang Ever Sold Still Going Strong 54 Years Later

First Ford Mustang Ever Sold Still Going Strong 54 Years Later

Could you imagine owning and driving a used car worth well over six figures? It’s probably a bit easier to imagine if the car you’ve been driving for the better part of 50 years is the first Ford Mustang ever sold. Gail Wise bought the first Ford Mustang to roll off a dealership lot a whole two days before it made its debut — she purchased her Mustang convertible on April 15, 1964, and the Mustang premiered at the World’s Fair on April 17. “I told the salesman I wanted a convertible and he said, ‘I have none on the floor. Come into the back room, I have something special

New Mustang Cobra Jet Celebrates 50 Years of Drag Racing

New Mustang Cobra Jet Celebrates 50 Years of Drag Racing

Ford in August celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first foray onto the drag strip by unveiling an all-new 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet. This limited-edition drag-ready Mustang will be offered in just 68 examples — an homage to the Cobra Jet’s 1968 debut — will be the fastest ever built, sprinting a quarter-mile in the mid-eight-second range. “From the very first Mustang Cobra Jets dominating the 1968 NHRA Winternationals to our modern-day racers, the Ford Performance Parts team continues to build on Cobra Jet’s success at the track over five decades,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Performance Parts. “This has inspired generations of Mustang fans to create their own

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

For about four decades, the Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling pickup truck (and its best-selling vehicle in general), though the Chevy Silverado 1500 continues to act as though it is anywhere in its league. When it comes down to it, there’s a reason more buyers choose the F-150 than they do the Silverado 1500. For 2018, with Ford’s aluminum body and the off-road Raptor option, the F-150 continues that distinction above the Silverado 1500. Here are just a few of the areas in which the F-150 beats out the competition: Price: The base F-150 is priced nearly $1,000 cheaper than the base Silverado 1500. Interior: The interior of the

Is the Ford F-150 Diesel Too Late?

Is the Ford F-150 Diesel Too Late?

  The Ford F-150 Diesel has been a long time coming, and now it’s finally arrived. The model offers high efficiency and capability on par with the full-size trucks with conventional gasoline engines. That’s great and all, but is the F-150 Diesel pickup arriving too late to the game? Our answer to that question should be obvious. The Ford F-150 Diesel isn’t too late. In fact, it’s arriving just in time to offer true competition in the pickup segment. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine that produces 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque powers the F-150 Diesel. It comes mated to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission that was jointly developed

Ford’s Detroit Presence to Expand

Ford’s Detroit Presence to Expand

  Some automakers are looking at expanding in foreign markets, but Ford is keeping its focus right here in the United States. The automaker confirmed to shareholders that the manufacturing facilities in Detroit weren’t going anywhere. In fact, Ford’s Detroit presence will expand in the near future. Ford’s Detroit presence is expanding, and it appears the automaker is starting by buying the long-vacant Michigan Central Station. Officials didn’t provide much information into how the company intends to use the train station, but we expect it has something to do with putting a greater focus on all kinds of mobility. “As a company we are in a race for talent when

What Can We Expect from the New Ford Ranger?

What Can We Expect from the New Ford Ranger?

The mid-size pickup segment has seen a big boost over the past few years. So much so that Ford is bringing back its beloved Ranger model. The new Ford Ranger will make its debut for the 2019 model year. This truck may be smaller than its F-150 counterpart, but it still promises to deliver strong capabilities and an adventurous spirit. In fact, because it is smaller, you may find it is much better equipped to take you to hard to reach places. One exciting option that hasn’t been officially confirmed, is the strong likelihood that there will be a Ranger Raptor model that will take the truck’s off-road abilities to

Next-Generation Ford Focus Is Coming in 2019

Next-Generation Ford Focus Is Coming in 2019

Here in the United States, car shoppers are turning to SUVs and trucks more and more leaving many sedans in the dust. However, across the globe, small sedans are still some of the best-selling models. In fact, the compact Ford Focus is one of the best-selling cars in the world. That is what makes the next-generation Ford Focus so important. The new model will be more advanced than ever and will have tons of available technology like adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlights that angle when the car turns, and possibly the ability to read traffic signs. It will also have a longer wheelbase, which will give passengers more space Another

All-New 2019 Ford Ranger is Coming Soon

All-New 2019 Ford Ranger is Coming Soon

The Ranger has long been part of Ford’s truck lineup, and the 2019 model is a welcome addition to Ford’s exceptional trucks. The all-new Ford 2019 Ranger is built tough and boasts remarkable durability and capability. It’s perfect for smooth cruising on paved roads, off-road adventures, and the worksite. The 2019 Ranger has all the power and capability you could want. It boasts a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop technology, which sacrifices neither power nor efficiency by using both turbocharging and direct injection technology. This burly engine comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which is offered on no other truck in its class. The Ranger’s powertrain combines exceptional

Say Hello to the 1968 LEGO® Ford Mustang Fastback

Say Hello to the 1968 LEGO® Ford Mustang Fastback

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Mustang fastback race car, so Ford and LEGO® are celebrating. The Mustang has a long, exciting history of being one of America’s most famous and favorite race cars, and this year, LEGO® decided to design a LEGO® Ford Mustang for its LEGO® Speed Champions lineup. LEGO® sets are a pastime that unites generations, so parents and children alike will be excited to embark on building the 183-piece LEGO® 1968 Ford Mustang. The tiny version of this classic car features a green paintjob, gold racing stripes, and, of course, the Mustang logo on the front. Ford worked with LEGO® designers to create the

Ford SUV Factory Gets $25 Million Investment

Ford SUV Factory Gets $25 Million Investment

Ford is looking to become even more competitive in the SUV market – and it’s doing so with a $25 million investment at the Ford SUV factory in Louisville, Kentucky in hopes that it will assemble more of the big SUVs that will challenge its biggest rival, General Motors. By using this investment, the American carmaker will be able to increase production of both the new Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator by 25% compared to what the company was planning last fall, when the two redesigned SUVs first hit dealerships like Gurley Motor Co. “The Expedition and Navigator products are very important to both the Ford and Lincoln lineups,”