Claremore Driveway: Ford Mustang GT

photo copy 4Okay, you’re either a Mustang guy or you’re not.  I’m decidedly in the ‘not’ camp.

Probably because I‘ve been selling against Mustangs my whole life, I have a little bit of prejudice.

This GT though, made all the right noises when I took her out for a spin. This retro Mustang does a nice job of using the car’s original styling lines from the sixties while updating the product to current safety, emissions, and economy standards.

Took her out on a back road. Stopped, power braked a little, then floored it. Did this three or four times.  There’s always a second or two of indecision, either cold stumble or the nanny (traction control) kicking in as she has a little trouble getting that power to the  road.

But after that one second, Holy Crap! That 420 horsepower kicks in and you find yourself actually pinned to the seatback.

That’s a feeling we get too seldom these days.

photo copy 3I was reading that the Mustang had the broadest option list of any car, going from a little V6 for $26k, up to a special unit Boss for $54k. This one I drove was the most loaded I’d ever driven, with the Sync system and all kinds of fun goodies. This one sold new just south of $40k. The rear turn signals even sequence like the T-birds of the sixties.

My favorite part: When you open the door at night, she shoots a picture of a horse down on the ground from the puddle light. Now that’s got to be worth the price of admission!

My name is Robby Melton. I’m old enough to qualify for a “senior coke” at McDonalds and don’t have to work anymore, but find myself here on the lot most days because that’s where the cars are. That advertising slogan,  “We sell cars for fun,” is not far off-base for my brother and me.

 

 

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