Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ford Reintroduces The 1965 Mustang

Ford Motor Co. will soon sell brand-new 1965 Ford Mustangs for just $15,000 each. The only hitch: There's some assembly required.

As part of its Ford Reproduction business, Ford revealed today it had approved a new stamping of the steel bodies for first-generation Mustang that buyers could then build into their own 1964 1/2 through 1966 Mustang, using whatever engine, axles, interior and other parts they can find on their own.

The first-generation Mustangs rank as America's most-restored vehicle, and the cottage industry of reproduction parts has grown to where it's possible to build a Mustang just as it would have appeared on the showroom floor in the mid-1960s, down to the pushbutton AM/FM radio.

Ford says the new body shell built by California-based Dynacorn has been improved only slightly with modern welding techniques and rust proofing, and comes out of the crate nearly ready for paint and assembly. The company already offers metal bodies for Mustangs from 1967 through 1970, and has been in talks with Ford to remake the original body of the Ford Bronco. There's still life in those old horses yet.


As much fun as this sounds, I am sure they would be able to sell a lot more if they offered a fully assembled version as well.

Some of us are just too lazy.

Of course, there might be some legal nonsense associated to it – Safety standards etc (Air bags, Shoulder Seat Belt, Side impact – bla bla bla). Perhaps that could be the reason why they don’t offer a fully assembled model. Selling just the shell probably makes Ford less liable in case of a lawsuit (not sure - just thinking).

But still! I mean, there could be a work around. Re-design the steering wheel or the dash to include those Air bags or something along those lines.

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