like the horse, which is a living symbol of the historic pioneering
spirit of the west, the Ford Mustang has equally enriched the
lives of petrol heads in numerous ways with “herds”
being found worldwide ranging in many different shapes and colours.
Here’s a fine example of this cult classic, it just so
happens to belong to my brother Richie, and here’s its
story. By Zed Richards. Photography by RaceMasteR J
back, Richie’s story and love for big power started
way back in his days as a youngster when he took a Datsun
120Y and modified the hell out of it. Clearly it didn’t
stop there! Years later, he realized he was actually a
Ford man and bought his very first American muscle car,
a 1965 Fastback! Just like the famous Ellinore from Gone
in 60 seconds, this was also a vicious beast of a car!
Being heavily modified it was a pure monster to drive!
Sooner or later he eventually got rid of it as it wasn’t
quite what he was looking for. He ended up with a 1965
coupe instead. This one was a pure beauty; I still remember
installing the sound system in it! But I think after a
while and once everything was done on her, he got bored
and sold that one too. I regret not offering to take it
off his hands at the time. But I think after the one time
I got to drive it, I nearly gave Richie a heart attack
by flooring it while checking for traffic on the wrong
side – being a left hand drive…. (You had
to be there) and yes there were cars in the way! So the
chance of him selling it to me was slim… and I had
the cash too! Dammit!
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