1968 De Tomaso Mangusta

Alejandro de Tomaso was a popular Argentinian racing driver who moved to Italy as a young man, allegedly to escape prosecution in his home country for his part in a political conspiracy that, if successful, would have fundamentally changed the modern face of the country. In the 1950s, shortly after his arrival in Italy, de…

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1965 Shelby GT350 R

The Shelby GT350 R is the slightly more blood-thirsty version of the already fast Shelby GT350, all of the cars started life as stock Mustangs before being sent off to Carroll Shelby’s workshop for some performance oriented modifications. The first order of business when building a GT350 was an axle replacement, the stock unit was…

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Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am

The 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Ams built by Bud Moore occupy a special place in the hearts of the Mustang-faithful – it was to be the year that the Boss 302s would win the SCCA Trans-Am championship, finally beating out the the Camaros, Barracudas, Firebirds, and Javelins. Much of the success enjoyed by…

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How A Ford Mustang Is Made

How A Mustang Is Made is a ’90s era film produced by the Ford Motor Company showing the process of building the Ford Mustang from sheet metal to completed car. It’s an interesting look inside the Ford factory and the insight into the work shared by people and production-line robots will be fascinating for those…

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ICON BR Series Ford Bronco

  The ICON BR Series is a modern take on the first generation Ford Bronco, a vehicle that holds a place near and dear to the hearts of many Americans – and many of us from slightly further afield. The deep sentimentality surrounding the vehicle has the potential to make life rather difficult for those…

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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Race Car

The Shelby Mustang GT350H is a fascinating chapter in muscle car history and it’s become a bit of an Ugly Duckling fairytale – there was a time after the cars were decommissioned that literally no one wanted to buy them – but 4 decades on they’re highly sought after and regularly sell for solid 6…

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Ford Cortina GT

The Ford Cortina GT was designed to be the in-house performance version of the popular Cortina – a car that had been developed to compete with the Morris Oxford and Vauxhall Victor by Roy Brown Jr., the designer of the Ford Edsel – one of the most famous failures in the history of automotive design….

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Boss 429 Wallpaper

The Boss 429 Mustang was produced in 1969 and 1970 due to the homologation requirements of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Ford needed something extraordinary to challenge the 426 Hemi from Chrysler – so the 429 was shoehorned into the Mustang by the engineers at Kar Kraft, using existing 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet…

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1969 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2

The Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2 was the successor to the highly acclaimed Lotus Cortina Mk 1 – a small British car that had enjoyed significant successes on the race tracks of Europe, largely due to the special treatment showered on the cars by the engineers at Lotus. The new Mk 2 was fitted with…

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1955 Ford Thunderbird

The 1955 Ford Thunderbird was the first generation of the European-inspired sports car from Ford that overwhelmingly outsold the Chevrolet Corvette, 23 Thunderbirds were sold for each Corvette in 1955 – a total of 16,155 Thunderbirds rolled off Ford dealer showroom floors compared to just 700 Corvettes. It’s interesting to look at the direction that…

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1969 Ford GT40 Mk 1

The Ford GT40 is an British designed and built endurance racer that was developed with the sole purpose of taking the fight to Ferrari. The 1969 Ford GT40 Mk 1 you see here was one of the first generation of cars sold to private teams and individuals to compete in both local and international events around…

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