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Picturing the Past 122: Ford Mustangs

Posted Friday, August 5, 2011, at 11:45 AM

1974 and 1964 Ford Mustangs on display at the showroom of Stewart-Potts Ford in April 1974. (T-G file photo)
If there's any car which represents 'America' it may be the Mustang (though Corvettes or various 1960s and 1970s muscle cars would do the same).

Most people of all ages have either owned, ridden in or known someone who owns a Mustang. I was fortunate to own a midnight blue '65 fastback back in the early 1980s. Great car. It ended up going to someone in Manchester who supposedly turned it into a fake Shelby.

Here's a look at the Stewart-Potts Ford showroom in April 1974 -- the 10th anniversary of the Mustang and the first year of the smaller 1974-78 series. That looks like a Mustang Ghia on the left.

Quite a contrast to the convertible, which I remember as being red and on display, or at least kept at Stewart-Potts for years, probably well into the 1980s. Wonder who ended up with it when the dealership was sold to Clarence Lamb?

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The Mustang was and is a fine looking car, even for a bow tie die hard fan. I think that the Mach I was my favorite.

-- Posted by leeiii on Fri, Aug 5, 2011, at 3:58 PM

It was good to see the old showroom again as I spent many days there in the '40's waiting on my Dad who was Parts then Service Manager...Those old buildings sure seemed bigger when you were young...

-- Posted by FlaDon on Sat, Aug 6, 2011, at 1:57 PM

Always wanted a 66 "Stang" myself. Great pic David!

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sat, Aug 6, 2011, at 5:47 PM

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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.