Ford Releases Picture of One-of-a-Kind 1965 Ford Mustang
Extravagant sweet 16 birthday parties have gone over the top in recent years, and the main attraction at the end of every party is a brand-new car for the lucky birthday boy or girl. Some rich parents have given their spoiled and unappreciative kids some seriously nice cars over the years, but in order to get a one-of-a-kind 1965 Mustang, your last name has to be Ford.
When Edsel B. Ford II (born in 1948) turned 16, a pearlescent white Mustang with blue racing stripes, a functional hood scoop, and fender-mounted rearview mirrors was waiting for him.
“The rumble of the high-performance 289-cubic-inch V8 was always intoxicating,” said Edsel Ford. “I only drove it for a few minutes that first day because there was snow on the ground, but as soon as the roads were cleared, I drove it almost every day.”
Unfortunately, we only have pictures of the one-of-a-kind Mustang, because four years after he received it, Edsel let a friend borrow it only to have it totaled in an accident.
Moral of the story is the same age-old adage we all heard as kids: “Friends don’t let friends drive their one-of-a- kind 1965 Ford Mustang.”
What would you do if you got a one-of-a-kind 1965 Ford Mustang for your 16th birthday? How long before its floorboards would be covered with Taco Bell wrappers and empty Coke bottles? Leave us a comment and let us know.