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Launch of the Official Mustang Club Lebanon!

A.N.Boukather launched the official Ford Mustang Club Lebanon in the upcoming Ford Flagship on Jal El Dib Sea Side Road.

More than 120 Ford Mustang cars invaded the road from Dbayeh to the event’s venue creating a parade that can’t pass unnoticed!

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With more than 300 attendees, from owners, VIP guests, Media and Ford Mustang fans, the 55 years of the undeniable Pony Legacy was celebrated with a wide collection of classic, modern and tuned up Mustang cars that people voted for.

With the support of A.N.Boukather, the club president Nabil Moustafa announced its regulations, plans and events, further to the warm welcome of A.N.Boukather’s CEO Anthony Boukather who confirmed the company’s strong support of the official Club with Large After Sales incentives and support  , reinforced by the presence and promising words of Ford Middle East Regional Manager Bilal Jabak.

Within a unique atmosphere, surprises, dances, music, F&B and the signature roars of hundreds of Mustang beauties, the Mustang nation proved to be the benchmark of automotive clubs in Lebanon.

All Mustang owners are invited to register, follow the Instagram and Facebook Accounts of the Official Mustang Club and join the club while enjoying their own groups and current divisions.

Year after year, A.N.Boukather continues to grow closer to the Lebanese community creating unforgettable experiences with their clients. With it being the official distributor of Ford in Lebanon, the brand is definitely set to achieve what it speaks; and that is to “Go Further”.

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Middle East Favorite – Ford Mustang Celebrates 10 Millionth Pony Off Production Line

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Ford is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight and America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years. The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a high-tech, 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology and built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The first serialized Mustang (VIN 001) produced in 1964 was the same color and model with a three-speed manual transmission and 164 horsepower V8.

Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favorite around the world,” said Jim Farley, president of global markets, Ford Motor Company. “I get the same thrill seeing a Mustang roll down a street in Detroit, London or Beijing that I felt when I bought my first car – a 1966 Mustang coupe that I drove across the country as a teenager. Mustang is a smile-maker in any language.”

Ford is celebrating the milestone with employee celebrations at its Dearborn headquarters and its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, including flyovers from three WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes and Mustangs produced for more than five decades parading from Dearborn to Flat Rock, where the Ford Mustang is currently manufactured.

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During its 54-year production history, Mustang was also built in San Jose, California, Metuchen, New Jersey, and the original Mustang production facility in Dearborn, Michigan.

Still world’s top-selling sports coupe

Ford sold 125,809 Mustang coupes and convertibles in 146 countries last year, making it the top-selling sports coupe worldwide for the third year in a row. Mustang is America’s best-selling sports car over the last 50 years, based on Ford analysis of 1966-2018 total U.S. new vehicle cumulative registrations for all sports car segments supplied by IHS Markit.

Social media superstar
Regionally, Ford Mustang is also the most hashtagged car* on Instagram in the Middle East for 2017, and has continued the trend by commanding close to double the number of Instagram hashtags of its greatest rivals so far in 2018, while its social media status continues to go from strength to strength as the most “liked” vehicle on Facebook at 8.5 million thumbs up.

Better Than Ever**
The latest Ford Mustang offers more technology, exhilarating performance, and more personalization than ever.

The iconic Mustang Bullitt returns for the 2019 model year, with an exclusive 480-horsepower 5.0-litre V8 engine, plus distinctive design and trim. The classic California Special also returns with unique design and trim enhancements.

All 5.0-litre V8 2019 Mustangs with manual transmissions offer rev-matching downshifts come to the six-speed Mustang GT, while EcoBoost® gets an optional quad-tip fully active exhaust. All-new custom-tuned 1,000-watt B&O PLAY high-performance sound system and available Apple CarPlay via SYNC® 3 will satisfy audiophiles.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350® ascends to a new level of greatness on the track and off with custom-engineered Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, plus recalibrated ABS and MagneRide suspension for dramatically improved traction and lateral acceleration. Other highlights include new interior appointments and optional factory-painted stripes. An available tech package includes all-new custom-tuned, high-performance 12-speaker sound from B&O PLAY, plus heated mirrors with Blind Spot Information System and Cobra puddle lamps.

The Ford Mustang is now in its sixth generation.

Timeline of Mustang Development

1965 Shelby GT350 introduced; Mustang 2+2 with full fastback roof debuts

1968 Mustang 390 GT stars with Steve McQueen in “Bullitt,” 428 Cobra Jet engine debuts

1969 High-performance Boss 302 and Boss 429 introduced

1974 Mustang II debuts

1979 Euro-styled “Fox” platform Mustang debuts – without traditional styling

1982 Mustang GT returns after 12-year absence

1984 Mustang SVO debuts

1993 Limited production SVT Mustang Cobra debuts

1996 4.6-litre Modular V8 replaces 5.0-litre engine in GT and SVT Cobras

2000 Third SVT Mustang Cobra R

2003 Mustang Mach 1 model returns with ram-air “Shaker” hood scoop

2011 All-new 412-horsepower 5.0-litre Coyote V8 Mustang GT debuts

2012 First Boss 302 since 1971 returns with 440 horsepower V8

2015 All-new 6th generation Mustang, first with an independent rear suspension

2016 Shelby350/GT350R with flat-plane crank 5.2-litre V8

2018 Gen. 3 5.0-litre Coyote engine and new Performance Package I and II

2019 Limited-edition Bullitt Mustang capable of 262 km/h

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XENA STANGINI – The Name says it all

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The sight of a lady driving a Supercar is not unique anymore as we see several women driving those fast cars on the streets of our nation, however seeing a woman driving a pink Supercar and a customized Muscle Car and does drifting for the fun of it that is something worth talking about.

And if you think this is it for Heba, this is where you are wrong, I mean this woman even surprised Arab Motor World Staff, who thought they saw everything, until hearing how much Heba is knowledgeable about aftermarket and tuning even more than most of the guys we’ve met.

Here’s XENA STANGINI up close and personal.

Who is Xena Stangini ?

Xena_stangini is my Instagram name. It is a combo name representing my both cars; the Mustang and the Lamborghini.

I have set up this Instagram account for my cars builds and have photos of my cars and the aftermarket parts more than I have of myself. My family knows by now that all gifts are accepted in car parts only; no cash, gold, diamonds or roses.

My real name is Heba from Cairo-Egypt Residing in Dubai, I am a Senior Business Consultant working in a large international company. Outside my corporate life, I am a certified scuba diver, I play tennis, love to spend my weekends drifting and driving, and everything related to the automotive world.

I have just been awarded the Best Car for 2018 & Readers’ Choice Award from Wheels magazine, in a ceremony attended by top automakers. I am proud to be the first female to win this award.

How did your passion for automotive started and when?

It started at an early age when I was 14 years old, my father started teaching me how to drive his manual gearbox car. I was influenced by his deep passion for cars, I have seen him treat cars as if they were human. He tackles speed bumps with care, drives an extra mile to ensure he’s parked in the shade, gives them regular check-ups — and now this is all in my blood.

Once I have become of age, I owned an Opel Astra as my first car.

We’ve read on your profile that one time you were bored so you hit the track, what can you tell us about this out of this world time-killing mechanism?

I always say driving is therapy, and when I am bored or stressed out, I love to drive sideways i.e drift. I have been for years seriously thinking about getting certified as a professional drifter but this endeavor requires a lot of dedication, practice in the field, and commitment, which I cannot afford due to my personal and professional obligations. So, I am keeping it as a hobby for now, however building my own drift car will remain a dream I will pursue sooner or later. I may turn my Mustang into a drift car, or I will buy a tuner car and work on my project from there.

You own several vehicles yourself, which one is the dearest to your heart?

I own a Lamborghini Gallardo V10 5.2L Lp550-2 2013, Mustang 3.7L V6, 2015, and I have just sold my BMW 3 series. All my cars are drop-top (convertibles).

The Mustang and Gallardo are both equally dear to me. However, the Gallardo has been my daily drive since I am actually still overwhelmed with the power and beauty of this machine.

Your Mustang is upgraded and has a pinkish color, what’s up with that?

Well, the very first modification that I had done even before I  took delivery of the car — was a Roush exhaust. I wanted a deep roaring sound so i had the system installed at the dealer. Afterward, I had the car lowered by 1.5 in, added 25mm wheel spacers and upgraded the suspension which significantly improved the car’s cornering and handling. I have also installed an Anderson Composites carbon fiber bonnet, APR wing and performance splitter to help shed some weight and I must say the CDC Outlaw body kit — which includes a front spoiler, side skirts and a rear spoiler — looks great on the car, to top it up I have installed vertical doors too. It also had a full custom exterior and interior light upgrade; DRLs, Demon and Angel Eyes, fogs, and sequential indicators and I had them programmed to sync together to my liking.

As for the color, it was originally Competition Orange but I wanted the car to stand out more and with an unusual, daring color combination. So I did my research and shortlisted the colors I wanted and had samples sent to me. Then, finally, I chose the customized ZTS hyper-shift dip and got the necessary paperwork done for approvals and had the car registration changed too.

In addition, I’ve already added a JLT cold air intake with SCTx4 custom tuning which increased significantly my horsepower which is now 325bhp on dyno, and most importantly I can feel the difference whenever I floor the throttle. In fact, I have started thinking about a major engine boost such as installing a Procharger to give the 3.7-litre V6 that extra push and also long tube headers and an off-road H-pipe which will create more power and torque, however, it will take some time to get the necessary approvals as I like to keep it all legal.

I am also going widebody, I bought the fender flares, and now making my choice about my new tires and wheels.

What about that pink Lamborghini, why pink is it a statement to say this a lady’s supercar?

I like fiery controversial colors, they do reflect my personality. My Lamborghini was originally finished in a dark blue (Blu Fontus) paint with a beige interior but I do not leave my cars in stock condition and since I do not like dark colors either I was always going to spruce it up. After I got all the relevant approvals from the traffic authorities, I had it wrapped in Super Chrome Hot Pink and brushed Fuchsia.

The interior has also been trimmed with pure Chrome Fuchsia. I then had the wheels painted black (with the brake calipers painted gold to match the Lambo logo) and then had the taillights tinted and got myself a customized key too! The transformation took about two weeks.

I plan to boost the output and change the exhaust but these modifications are pricey and I need time to save up. In the immediate future, I’ll be getting a rear spoiler to give it an even sportier and aggressive look.

You ride with so many car clubs, how do guys perceive the idea of a woman riding alongside and sometimes racing in the arena against them?

I do hope the day would come where we do not hear clichés like “Oh! a girl driving a modified muscle car!”, and gets worse at the track where guys gasp when they find it out there is a girl drifter.

What message are you sending to our community by being a woman in a man’s world? 

Honestly, the automotive industry is male-dominated, but I am not in it to prove anything to anyone. I am just being me, I do what I love doing and in competition with my own self only. I have been witnessing a considerable amount of resistance and doubt but equally gained respect by others. I let my actions speak for me.

On another note, I am glad that I am receiving good response from the car community, and my efforts are recognized, I have been interviewed and featured in a couple of respectable well-established automotive publications, and my cars have been reposted on social media on popular pages. My family and close friends support me all the way. I will continue with the thrill of customizing my cars. I have loved researching all of the aftermarket parts, contacting the dealers, tracking the shipment of each part and nagging the courier 100 times about the delivery date and time. I have dedicated a huge space in my house for all the car parts and took photos of all the boxes and unwrap them one by one and read all the enclosed pamphlets and installation instructions to gain more knowledge about each part. My next project is building my own drift car.

Anything you would like to add

At the end I would like to add one more thing, I am really proud of being part of the She Challenges Section at Arab Motor World Platform and appreciate all the support and attention the guys at Arab Motor World provided me with to help spread the change that the Automotive World should not be gender oriented.

“I am walking my own path and will continue to march on.” – said Heba

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Want to Feel Good? Forget Dinner, Football and Dancing – Get a Sports Car

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Forget shopping, fine dining or an epic boxset binge – new preliminary research reveals that driving a sports car on a daily basis is among the best ways to boost your sense of wellbeing and emotional fulfilment.

The study measured “buzz moments” – peak thrills that play a vital role in our overall wellness – as volunteers cheered on their favourite football team, watched a gripping Game of Thrones episode, enjoyed a day of shopping or took an intense salsa dancing class. Only the occasional highs of riding a roller coaster ranked higher than the daily buzz of a commute in a sports car.

Working with neuroscientists and designers, Ford brought the research to life with the unique Ford Performance Buzz Car: a customised Ford Focus incorporating wearable and artificial intelligence technology to animate the driver’s emotions in real time across the car’s exterior.

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“A roller coaster may be good for a quick thrill, but it’s not great for getting you to work every day,” said Dr Harry Witchel, Discipline Leader in Physiology. “This study shows how driving a performance car does much more than get you from A to B – it could be a valuable part of your daily wellbeing routine.”

Study participants who sat behind the wheel of a Ford Focus ST or Mustang experienced an average of 2.1 high-intensity buzz moments during a typical commute; this compared with an average of 3 buzz moments while riding on a roller coaster, 1.7 while on a shopping trip, 1.5 each while watching a Game of Thrones episode or a football match, and none at all while salsa dancing or fine dining.

For the research, Ford took one Focus and worked with Designworks to create the Buzz Car. From concept, design and installation to software development and programming, the Buzz Car took 1,400 man-hours to create. Each “buzz moment” experienced by the driver – analysed using a real-time “emotional AI” system developed by leading empathic technology firm Sensum – produces a dazzling animation across almost 200,000 LED lights integrated into the car. The Buzz Car also features:

  • High-performance Zotac VR GO gaming PC
  • 110 x 500-lumen daylight-bright LED light strips
  • 82 display panels with 188,416 individually addressable LEDs

Driver state research

Researchers at the Ford Research and Innovation Centre in Aachen, Germany are already looking into how vehicles can better understand and respond to drivers’ emotions. As part of the EU‑funded ADAS&ME project, Ford experts are investigating how in-car systems may one day be aware of our emotions – as well as levels of stress, distraction and fatigue – providing prompts and warnings, and could even take control of the car in emergency situations.

“We think driving should be an enjoyable, emotional experience,” said Dr Marcel Mathissen, research scientist at Ford of Europe. “The driver-state research Ford and its partners are undertaking is helping to lead us towards safer roads and – importantly – healthier driving.”

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Ford Performance Models + Ford GT Race Drivers = One Epic Track Showdown

It’s the ultimate track showdown: Eight models from the Ford Performance global line-up on a circuit together for the very first time, pushed to their limits by the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers.

In a new video from Ford Performance, filmed at the Motorland race circuit near Barcelona, Spain, the Ford F-150 Raptor; Fiesta ST, all-new Fiesta ST, Focus RS, new Mustang GT, Mustang GT350R, Ford GT road car and Ford GT race car go head-to-head in a staggered time trial around one lap of the 5.345 km circuit.

Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, Olivier Pla and Stefan Mücke from the World Endurance Championship, and Dirk Müller, Joey Hand, Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, each took the wheel of a Ford Performance model – setting off at intervals and culminating in an eight-way battle through the final bends and finish straight. The time trial was the first and probably only chance to find out if a Fiesta ST could beat a Le Mans-winning Ford GT race car.

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From extra special pickup trucks to Le Mans-winning thoroughbred race cars, Ford Performance vehicles offer unique characters, but share sophisticated driving technologies to deliver exceptional fun to drive experiences. All but two of the cars feature Ford’s EcoBoost engines, from the smallest 3‑cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost in the all-new Fiesta ST right up to the 3.5-litre twin turbo EcoBoost in the F-150 Raptor, road-going Ford GT and Ford GT race car.

The Mustang GT350R features a remarkable flat-plane crank V8 that delivers 526 horsepower from 5.2 litres, while the new Mustang GT features the iconic 5.0-litre V8.

Afterwards Harry Tincknell said: “It was a hilarious shoot. Eight racing drivers all given a car to go flat-out in for a race. Anything could have happened and it almost did! It was amazing to be one of the first people to drive the all-new Ford Fiesta ST, one of the most popular cars in the world, and it handled like a dream. “

Richard Westbrook, who drove the Focus RS said: “It was great to take on our Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teammates at a totally different challenge. It was just a blast. Ford Performance offers vehicles that are so capable at very different things and their strengths showed on the track.”

Stefan Mücke said: “Driving the all-new Mustang GT road car on the race track was great fun. It was very special to see all the Ford Performance cars on the track at the same time, and quite brave, too, to do this with a group of competitive racing drivers! It got very close in the final corners as everybody wanted to be first. Great fun and an awesome lap!”

Joey Hand said: “Some of the coolest cats out there drive Mustangs and I love horsepower, so I was crossing my fingers I’d get the GT350R. Things got a little wild on the track, but it was a great time. I’d take them on again.”

Olivier Pla said: “Obviously driving the Ford GT was great around Motorland. You can clearly feel and it is obvious to see how fast this car is. Driving the Ford GT at the limit is very special. The car is a work of art!”

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STEEDA DEBUTS Q500 ENFORCER MUSTANG IN EUROPE

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480bhp turnkey car from world’s largest Ford performance specialist revealed at Performance Car Show

Steeda, the world’s largest privately-owned Ford performance-based specialist, has unveiled its first turnkey V8 Mustang for the European Market. Derived from the 5.0 V8 model, the Q500 Enforcer, part of Steeda’s SSV range of tuned Fords, is a practical and usable sports car that offers noticeable improvements in performance, chassis design and styling over the standard Mustang.

Designed to appeal to buyers seeking genuine performance gains many of the changes are found under the Mustang’s skin. By combining a bespoke cold air intake system to increase and stabilise the flow of cool incoming air, revised engine mapping to provide instant throttle response and a custom exhaust that releases the V8 soundtrack that enthusiasts crave, the Q500 develops 480bhp, up from the standard car’s 410bhp and 485lb/ft. of torque – an increase of over 70lb/ft.

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Significant changes have also been made to the Mustang’s chassis and suspension set up. Developed on Steeda’s own test track in Georgia as well as on racetracks including Sebring and Homestead Miami, the Q500 boasts adjustable suspension and chassis upgrades to sharpen responsiveness. These comprise bespoke thicker front and rear adjustable anti-roll bars that feature solid billet ends and mounts, Steeda’s own progressive rate springs, strut tower brace and upgraded bushes for the Mustang’s independent rear suspension sub-frame. The result is a lowered stance designed to offer the comfort of the factory car with improved turn-in, a much more planted rear end and a noticeable reduction in wheel hop and deflection that can affect the standard Mustang.

The Q500 also features Steeda’s sub frame alignment kit to eliminate misalignment caused by a difference in bolt and hole size that has been reported on some factory cars. Customers selecting the optional wheel packages will have Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres fitted as standard, whilst track-focussed customers can opt for the Cup derivative. Steeda’s UK first car, revealed at the Performance Car Show, is fitted with satin black 20” Velgen VMB7 wheels that, despite being one inch larger in diameter, and running larger tyres from Michelin all around (265/35/20 and 295/35/20) are Identical in weight to standard Mustang wheel and tyre combination. 19” wheel options are also available.

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Targeting a ‘factory-plus’ appearance, Steeda’s subtle exterior styling updates tighten the Mustang’s iconic lines. A discrete splitter, developed on Steeda’s race Mustang, reduces lift at the front whilst a polyurethane duck tail has been carefully designed to improve stability yet not adversely affect rear vision. The interior benefits from detail upgrades including Steeda sill trim finishers. A build plate, located under the bonnet and the Steeda script on the rear of the car, confirm its SSV provenance and are only fitted to turnkey cars.

In keeping with the Mustang’s tradition of customisation, Steeda offers a comprehensive range of options suitable for either road or track. The most significant on the demo car is the Steeda Coilover Kit, adding fully adjustable dampers front and rear with a height-adjustable front coil over setup including camber adjustable top mounts and a rear spring and damper setup with a height adjustable spring seat. Other available options include a heavy-duty Tremec Magnum XL six-speed manual that can be specified with multiple gear ratio options, an upgraded twin plate clutch, heavy-duty aluminium driveshafts, vented brake discs as well as options to have custom paint finishes for brake calipers and under the bonnet. Options can be specified during build or retro-fitted at a later stage.

Priced at £8,998 over the base GT vehicle, the Q500 Enforcer is available to order now from Ford dealer Haynes of Maidstone, Kent. All turnkey Steeda cars come with a comprehensive factory warranty.

“Steeda has been developing Mustangs for 30 years in the US,” says Steeda UK’s director Robbie Kazandjian. “Drawing from that experience and our comprehensive collection of suspension and chassis upgrades, the largest of any manufacturer for Fords, we have created a very special Mustang that offers an involving, affordable and thrilling alternative to offerings from the German manufacturers.”

The Q500 joins the Q350 Sport Mustang and the Mondeo Sport in a growing range of offerings from Steeda for the European market. In the US, where its production-based cars have won more championships and races than all its competitors combined, Steeda is one of the most renowned Ford specialists offering a range of its own road and race parts for Fords including Fiesta, Focus and Fusion/Mondeo models. Steeda is already working on the Q Series packages for the new 2018 Mustang facelift which will launch later this year in Europe with further cars set to be revealed during the year.

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About Steeda 
Founded 30 years ago, Steeda is the world’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of Ford performance equipment and a leader in parts and upgrades for Mustang, Fusion/Mondeo, Fiesta, Focus vehicles, F-150 trucks and more. Alongside its comprehensive parts catalogue of over 4000 parts, Steeda also offers a range of turnkey Steeda Specialist Vehicle (SSV) vehicles which are now also available in the UK via Ford dealer Haynes of Maidstone, Kent. Headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, Steeda also has a second facility in Valdosta, Georgia that features a 1.2 mile all weather test track, skidpan, brake test area, and dynamic road surface area to aid in the further development and refinement of its Ford performance products.

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1965 Ford Mustang, Where It All Began

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Photos By Abdullah Al-Ghamdi & Hani Al-Sultan

Make : Ford
Model : Mustang
Year : 1965

Owner : Khalid AL-Zeer
Country : Saudi Arabia
Member of : Gulf Classic Cars Group (GCCG)

1964 and 1965 witnessed the release of Ford’s muscle car beast that is still in production and has been selling like crazy since day one, Ford Mustang.

The Mustang story goes back to even before the year zero (1964). It all began in 1961 when Lee lacocca, vice president and general manager of Ford Division, had a vision of producing a car that would seat four people, have bucket seats, a floor mounted shifter, be no more than 180 inches (4,572 mm) long, weigh less than 2,500 pounds (1,100 kg), sell for less than $2,500, and have multiple power, comfort, and luxury options.

An internal competition was held between the various three design studios (Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, and Advanced Design), and eventually, in 1962, The Lincoln–Mercury design studio won and produced the winning design.

It took 18 months of production to get the Mustang rolling out of Ford’s assembly line on March 9, 1964. The Mustang has all that was intended for this Pony car. It offered various choices of different interior designs, exterior, and drivetrain options. The Mustang would be able to be ordered as plain, or as fancy, as economical, or as fast, as the buyer wanted. In general, the Mustang was designed for everyone and was advertised as “the car to be designed by you”.

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The Ford Mustang was heavily advertised, especially on April 16, 1964, the day before its release. Ford ran simultaneous commercials on all three major television networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS. The following day, April 17, 1964, people “attacked” the Ford showrooms. Ford sold over 22,000 Mustangs the first day. By the end of the year, Ford had sold 263,434. By the end of the Mustang’s first anniversary, April 17, 1965, Ford had sold 418,812 Mustangs. The Mustang had made a name for itself, and it was here to stay!

Ford manufactured the first generation Ford Mustang from March 1964 until 1973. The introduction of the Mustang created a new class of automobile known as the pony car.

As for our 1965 Ford Mustang 2-door Hardtop Coupe Original Rangoon Red, owned by Khalid AL-Zeer, it comes equipped with 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor V8 producing 225hp.

This pony car came with factory power steering, power breaks, and the Red Interior Decor Group that was popularly known as “Pony Interior” due to the addition of embossed running ponies on the seat fronts, and other interior features.

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Second-Hand Car? Mustangs Destined for Scrapheap Get New Life as High End Watches

It could be the ultimate present for the petrol head in your life – a handmade watch, lovingly crafted from components that in a previous existence were used in classic Ford Mustangs.

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The idea is the brainchild of Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, who together scour salvage yards around the world for models, each of which can be transformed into hundreds of unique timepieces, costing from $1,495.

For the true Mustang enthusiast, REC Watches, based in Denmark, will even create an entirely new watch from parts donated by customers including World Champion Drifter and professional fun-haver Vaughn Gittin Jr., who wears a watch that includes carbon fibre bodywork from his 700‑horsepower World Drift Series Ford Mustang RTR.

“Most people would just see a pile of metal, a ghost of a Mustang. We see something completely different – the soul of a car and a story that needs to be told,” said co-founder Mygh. “I’m not cutting up Mustangs. I’m bringing Mustangs that are beyond repair back to life as a watch.”

To ensure these stories continue to be told, REC Watches painstakingly trace the history of each vehicle; talking to previous owners, collecting stories and images from the car’s past lives, and incorporating them into a bespoke video.

Each finished design incorporates the vehicle identification number, year of production and classic Mustang design cues. A power dial designed to look like a fuel gauge shows remaining battery life, and the hands, date, and dial numbers are all influenced by the iconic car’s dashboard. On one trip to Sweden, the team struck gold with a rare 1966 Raven Black model that has become the basis for their limited edition P51-04 collection of 250 watches.

Named after a World War II fighter plane and launched in 1964, Mustang’s radical styling and aggressive performance made it an instant classic. Its superstar status was cemented by a starring role in the 1968 action movie “Bullitt” with Steve McQueen, as well as a string of songs and films focused on, or incorporating the groundbreaking car. The modern-day Ford Mustang keeps the excitement alive with exhilarating high-performance from the 421 PS 5.0-litre V8 engine and the 324 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost unit.

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Now That’s An Overhaulin’

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Make : Ford
Model : Mustang
Year : 2005

Owner : Roudy Sessin Lawandos
Country : Lebanon
Member of : Muscle Cars Invasion

 

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Performance Upgrades

  • Sprint Booster
  • Custom Made Exhaust
  • Performance Air Filter

Exterior

  • Complete Overhaulin from 2005 to 2014

  • Shelby Cobra Full Kit with Minor Customization

  • Two-tone Color Coded Red and Black

  • Lambo Doors Conversion

  • 20” Alloys

Interior

  • Custom Made Red and Black Leather Interior

  • Cobra and Shelby Touches on Side Doors, Steering Wheel…

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If this is not a complete OverHaulin’ I don’t know what is, the list of upgrades is so long I prefer to call it Shelby Cobra with minor customization

Roudy  Lawandos

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1967 Ford Mustang G.T. 500 Shelby Cobra Eleanor

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Make : Ford
Model : Mustang Shelby GT 500
Year : 1967

Owner : Alfred Yaghi
Country : Lebanon

Eleanor, every man’s dream. Where did it come from and who made this dream come true?

Everybody knows that Eleanor is not just a girl’s name, it is a legend.
A legend born in Hollywood after the launch of the amazing remake movie of “Gone in 60 seconds” starring Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie.

But few of us know the details and story behind the car.

To begin with, a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 is by itself an outstanding machine running on a 427 Cobra engine however this is not what transformed this machine into the legend that it is today.

The Eleanor Legend begun its life as a concept drawing by Hot Rod designer Steve Stanford, brought to life by well-known designer Chip Foose and built by Star Car status in just a few short years.

Eleanor “the Mustang” had one purpose, it should appear on the giant screen and steal the show from well-known actors in a heartbeat thus more than $250,000 were spent on researching and engineering “The Legendary Eleanor”.

Cinema Vehicle Services of Hollywood California custom built and supplied the cars for “Gone in 60 seconds”.  Eleven identically prepared 1967 Ford Mustang “Eleanor” were used for the 40-minute chase scene of Nicolas Cage Driving the “Eleanor”, with only seven survived the filming stage.

Eleanor captured the heart of all car fanatics and everybody wanted one, this has triggered lots of car custom houses to initiate the largest replica trend in the world of automobile using the basis of the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500.

Eleanor became a legend to all.

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