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
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
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
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
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
Finally, a SEMA concept you can own! Typically, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is the place where the coolest vehicles go to show off their accessories and modifications. While it makes for entertaining news for auto buffs like us here at Gurley Motors, they are often models most of us will never get a chance to drive. That’s why Ford Racing’s King Cobra Mustang is so special: any owner of the 2015 Mustang GT can own the modified pony car by purchasing and installing the King Cobra parts package. The King Cobra package is composed of three separate packs: the “Drag Pack,” “Handling Pack,” and “Super Pack,” which
For the first time in its 50-year history the Ford Mustang will be available world-wide to customers in more than 120 countries. Ford has added a right hand drive to the 2015, which will allow the new model to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. The 2015 has been upgraded under the hood with a new and improved V8. This 5.0-liter V8 features valvetrain, new intake manifold, and improved cylinder heads and yields 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft torque. This new V8 is joined by other options as well, the 3.7-liter V6 and the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost.
If you haven’t yet seen the brand new 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible, you’re definitely missing out. Not only was it unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but it is also featured in the upcoming film, Need for Speed. Celebrating 50 years of the Mustang, Ford wants to make sure that the new convertible stands above the rest, so they are showcasing it atop the Empire State Building. Since there’s no easy way to park the new drop top Mustang on the building’s observation deck, Ford has decided the only option is to cut it into pieces so that it will fit in the elevators of the Empire State