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

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

It’s Back! Chrome Pony Corral on a Ford Mustang

It’s Back! Chrome Pony Corral on a Ford Mustang

If you have always liked the historic look of a chrome pony corral on a Ford Mustang, you will be very happy with the latest news. Ford has announced it is adding a new Pony Package for the 2018 Mustang that will add chrome detailing to the front end, including a chrome pony-in-corral badge on the grille. This iconic design was used on the original Mustangs from the mid-1960s and has evolved over time. Ford designers started sketching out the Mustang logo in July 1962, and the first design, sketched by Phil Clark, included the red, white, and blue tri-bar design. The pony corral got its start with designer Gale

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Wheels Win Popular Science Innovation Award

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Wheels Win Popular Science Innovation Award

The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R wheels, made of super light carbon fiber wheels, were recognized by Popular Science as one of the greatest innovations in the automotive industry this year. The Shelby’s wheels weigh 19 lb, 15 lb lighter than regular aluminum wheels, which greatly improves the car’s acceleration, along with better rigidity than aluminum for better handling. They’re also insulated with a ceramic coating similar to what’s used in space shuttles, according to Ford, which helps maintain the integrity of the wheels in high heat. The reduced weight of the wheels makes for a “60-pound total reduction in unsprung weight, and a 40% drop in rotational inertia,” according

Scenic Places to Drive Your Ford Mustang in New Mexico

Scenic Places to Drive Your Ford Mustang in New Mexico

Hitting the open road in a Ford Mustang is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, day, or weekend. It doesn’t matter whether your particular model is a convertible or not, taking a drive in your Ford Mustang is an experience unlike any other. New Mexico is a great place to hit the road thanks to its lovely scenery. Here are a few great places to drive your Mustang from us here at Gurley Motor Co. Abo Pass Trail Scenic Byway – A unique route in itself, the Abo Pass Trail features natural beauty that can’t be found anywhere else. The route connects to the remains of the Abo Pueblo and

First Shelby GT350R Rolls Off the Assembly Line in Flat Rock

Friday, August 21st was a big day for performance enthusiasts, when the first Shelby GT350R rolled off the assembly line at Ford’s Flat Rock factory in Michigan. The GT350R promises to be not just the hottest version of the current Ford Mustang but also one of the most exciting sports cars on the American market, thanks to features like the world’s first mass-produced carbon-fiber wheels and a racing-inspired overhead display with shift lights, which we’re really looking forward to at Gurley Motor Company. And let’s not forget the naturally-aspirated flat-crank 5.2-liter V8, the adaptive magnetorheological suspension, and unique aerodynamic bodywork. Better yet, it has a surprisingly reasonable starting price: at

Hood Vent Turn Signals Return to the 2016 Ford Mustang

Hood Vent Turn Signals Return to the 2016 Ford Mustang

If you’ve ever seen a 1967 Ford Mustang, then you probably noticed the nifty turn signal indicators it had embedded in the hood vents. And if you took note of them, then we don’t doubt you’ve been wondering when they’d ever make a comeback. We’ve been wondering too at Gurley Motor Company, and who could blame us? They’re just so darn cool. Now, nearly half a century after the first iteration, Ford seems to have heard our pleas. For the 2016 model, the Mustang GT will come standard with hood vent turn signals along with several other throwback options. The California Special Package and Pony Package, two iconic Mustang trim

Mustang Earns 6th Consecutive Vincentric Best Value in America Award

Mustang Earns 6th Consecutive Vincentric Best Value in America Award

The 2015 Ford Mustang has earned the Vincentric Best Value in America award in the Sports Car category… again. This is no less than the sixth consecutive year that the firm honors the popular pony car! Every year, Vincentric puts together its list based on statistical analysis of several key costs of ownership, including insurance, maintenance, depreciation, repairs, fees and taxes, financing, opportunity cost, and fuel. This time around, the company pointed out the “lowest total cost of ownership, lowest maintenance costs, and lowest fuel costs in its class” as the defining factors behind the Mustang’s dominance. In other words, the Ford muscle car is more likely to give you

Global 2015 Ford Mustang Ready to Take Over the World

Global 2015 Ford Mustang Ready to Take Over the World

The new 2015 Ford Mustang is getting rave reviews all over the Internet, from enthusiasts and industry-members who’ve had the privilege of getting to test out this vehicle, which is the first Mustang engineered by Ford with the specific intent to be sold around the world. It’s an affordable vehicle, with models starting out at just $23,600, but its technology puts it on par with cars that are much pricier. The global 2015 Ford Mustang is not a vehicle to be passed on because of price. Now that the Mustang can be sold around the world, its cult following will likely grow even larger. “The 2015 is the most important