Monday, February 10, 2014

Henry Fords great grandsons first car

Henry Ford's great grandson turned 16 on December 27, 1964 – two days after Christmas and eight months after the original Mustang went on sale. And that's just what was waiting for him in the driveway, courtesy of his father (and reigning chief executive) Henry Ford II.

 The specially-prepared pony car had a pearlescent cream paintjob with narrow blue racing stripes, functional hood scoop, chrome trim, Euro-spec fender-mounted mirrors, a blue leather and aluminum interior, a monogrammed fuel cap... and a 289-cubic-inch V8 under the hood.

 The first of many, Edsel drove this Mustang for four years, through high school and college until a friend totaled it