Last Call: Feel the Stang Edition

Like the Mini Cooper or Fiat 500 today, the original Mustang was a bit of a boutique car. You could outfit the Mustang from mild to wild, and one of the coolest packages was the Pony Pack. That got you special upholstery, and you could add to that the Rally Pack which would give you a clock and tach, just in case the time and RPM proved to be noteworthy metrics. The Mustang was in fact, one of the most option-heavy cars ever introduced. How would you have optioned out your original Mustang?
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14 responses to “Last Call: Feel the Stang Edition”

  1. stigshift Avatar

    Being born two weeks ahead of the Mustang, I have literally seen a gen 1 Mustang every day of my life. While I don’t dislike them, they’re so common that I don’t see them as interesting enough to ever want to own. Same with ’57 Chevys.

  2. Alff Avatar

    Like this…

    1. cap'n fast Avatar
      cap’n fast

      absolutely….my own choice was a ranchero-which i did.sprint package-200 cu. in. and a ford cortina four speed trans. G70X13″ radials did wonders for the looks

  3. outback_ute Avatar

    For a few years I wanted a hardtop in ‘driver’ condition, with a five speed trans and LPG conversion (much cheaper running costs), to use as a daily driver. Essentially no depreciation would make it a more cost effective option than you might think. But parking in many places I go is now so bad that it would be a pain, and a modern car is so much more relaxing on the highway that I hadn’t thought about it for quite a while.

  4. ptschett Avatar

    My preferred early Mustang is best early Mustang because it’d be a ’70 Mercury Cougar Eliminator.

    1. njhoon Avatar

      When I was a kid I used to work at the local gas station after school and on weekends. A little old lady used to come in with her 428 Cobra Jet Cougar. She was the original owner, ordered it from Mercury. She knew exactly what she had, the rarity etc but was really nice once she got to know you. After talking to her one night about the car she did a burnout in front of the gas station, she absolutely fried the tires and slid a little sideways. It was one of the best burnouts I’ve seen.

    2. Guest Avatar

      I’ll also take a Cougar as my mustang, but make mine a bit earlier, with a 289, and a five speed (aftermarket, if necessary), done up like this:

  5. Sjalabais Avatar

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  6. JayP Avatar

    But even if you bought a Mustang and wasn’t spec’d to your liking, the aftermarket was/is nuts.

  7. tonyola Avatar

    My first car was a well-used 1965 Mustang convertible. 200 Six, three-on-floor, AM radio, and Palomino interior. That’s as far as the options went.

  8. GTXcellent Avatar
    Updated news…..the SS has cleared inspection with no damages! Scheduled for transportation to Dilworth with HOT notification status, although no set delivery date. YEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

  9. CruisinTime Avatar

    I have a scar on my chin from the metal ring in the center of that wheel.Driving in a heavy snow hit a white car parked in a no parking zone.Chin bleeding bad drove the two miles home and put tape and gauze on it .Was going to remain anonymous but my right front fender was still at the scene.Got a ticket.

  10. neight428 Avatar

    The answer is Shelby, but a check-all-the-boxes GT convertible with the 271 hp 289 and a four speed would do nicely in cooperative weather. .

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