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News: All about Mustangs – Hagerty 2017 Spring Edition

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We love the Ford Mustang as much as you do! To celebrate our shared passion, we’ve assembled an array of carefully curated stories and informative articles to create this Mustang-focused quarterly supplement. Enjoy!

 
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How a Ford dealer created the 428 Cobra Jet

It’s possible you’ve never heard of Tasca Ford, but the performance-oriented dealership certainly left a lasting impression on Ford—and the Mustang. In 1967, Bob Tasca Sr. combined race-proven engineering with factory Ford parts to create a high-performance Mustang supercar dubbed the KR-8…

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Lowest-available production Mustang (No. 00002) highlights Mecum Indy

Sometimes second place comes with a silver lining. Or, in this case, gold. With the official first-production 1965 Ford Mustang safely tucked away inside The Henry Ford Museum, the next best thing is about to cross the auction block. And the winner is expected to pay handsomely for it…

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Apple engineer does the right thing, trades her minivan for Mustangs

Nicole Jacque likes driving fast. But only behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang. Her single-minded passion for powerful ponies knows no bounds. She owns five: a 2000 Mustang GT convertible, 2011 Shelby GT500 convertible, 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca, 2005 Mustang Spec race car, and 2011 Mustang Touring 2 race car…

 
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Four-wheel pony: Mustang tested four-wheel drive in 1965

Dodge made ponycar history for 2017 by introducing a Challenger model with all-wheel drive. Although equipped with a V-6, it’s sure to please enthusiasts in Snowbelt states. Might Ford follow suit with the Mustang? The company did, after all, test four-wheel drive in the Mustang 52 years ago. The drivable prototype, which also has an early form of anti-lock brakes, still exists…

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The Fox-body Mustang finally arrives as a genuine collector car

The rise of the 1979-93 Fox Body Mustang as a collectible has had an air of inevitability about it. The Hagerty valuation team has been predicting it for years. So when a 1990 7Up Edition Mustang 5.0 LX (albeit one with 15 miles on it) sold for $82,500 at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale this past January, it was pretty clear that the car had arrived as a genuine collectible…