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Mustang Story


The year was 1976.  I was 7 years old the first time I saw my dream car; it was a 1965 Mustang 2+2 Fastback and the first Mustang I ever saw.  I fell in love at first sight. 


When my parents couldn’t find me I would often be sitting in the Mustang listening to the radio and pretending to drive.  My family owned this car 3 different times; the last time was 1981 when my father declared it would never come back.  I thought, “Just wait and see.”  This is where my journey begins.  


This journey lasted 25 years, tracing the car all over the state of Alabama.  From the time I was 12 years old, I would go to auto parts stores, gas stations and dealerships asking if anyone had seen my Mustang.  I went anywhere that I thought Mustang folks might be and I would show my pictures to anyone who would stop and look.


By 1985, I had traced the car through 5 different owners and 5 different cities.  You might not think that this task was difficult but Alabama did not start titles until 1975 and this car is a 1965.  Without a title, you can’t do a title search to find the owner.


The summer I turned 16, I finally found my car but the owners did not want to sell.  For the next 20 years I went the owner’s home several times a year to see if he wanted to sell and also to make sure my Mustang was still there. 


In 2006 after 25 years and at the age of 37, I finally got the call I had been waiting for:  the owner was ready to sell. 


I brought my 1965 Mustang home in November 2006.  It had been sitting outside in the weather for 20 years.  Although it needed everything, the car after several days work started-up. Finally, I was able to drive her; it was worth the wait.   


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