This Mustang Had to Cross the Pond to go Racing
Photography by Peter Aylward
This Mustang has followed a long, meandering path to find its current owner and custodian, Mr. David Clifford. It came to the UK by way of Mr. Graham Milsome, who enlisted the help of his ‘Uncle’ Jim Griffin, an old racer from California, to find a suitable Mustang. The favorable exchange rate didn't hurt either.
Jim found this car, which had been in the Walneuski family's ownership all its life. Apparently, Grandpa Walneuski gave it to his grandson for his sixteenth birthday and was heartbroken to hear that the youngster really wanted a Honda with a big stereo. Grandpa Walneuski was so distraught that he sold the Mustang to Jim for Graham to collect, as he couldn't stand having the Mustang unappreciated by his grandson. The car was promptly resprayed and fitted with new hoses and tyres, then taken on a tour of the United States' west coast before returning with the car to the UK in 1999. From the beginning, the car was Aqua Blue with a blue interior and the body was in extraordinarily good condition with no corrosion and great panel fit.