A Shelby Mustang Is A “No Brainer”
Owner and photographer: Amanda Wubbe
Year, Make, and Model: 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
As long as I can possibly remember I’ve been into cars, my father has always dealt with cars and I guess that rubbed off on me. Although he was always a Mercedes and Porsche guy, I got bitten by the Mustang bug at an early age and I’ve always dreamed of owning a classic Shelby. I found the car through a friend that imports a lot of Mustangs from the States. He knew how I loved these cars and after he bought it, I was the first to hear about it as he thought it perfect for me.
And he was right, it was my dream car, a ’69 Shelby in one of my favorite colors for it and in great condition. I love originality, so the fact that it’s so untouched made it a no-brainer for me. I sold my ’69 Mach 1 that I had just finished, and haven’t regretted the decision for a single second. I own a few photos of the GT350 from back in the eighties and it’s just been a lot of fun digging up all the history I can find on my car.
I could tell you what I love about it, but really, it’s easier to tell you what I don’t love, which is nothing! I have to say I just love so many things about it: the whole look it has with the great colour combination and the very sleek bodyline that ends in the most brilliant rear a car could have. The look of the very integrated and recognizable central exhaust tips is amazing. I also love the great amount of history that comes with owning a classic Mustang and how they bring people together, you just meet so many great people because of the car and that adds to the fun.
And it’s not a garage-queen. I take it for small tours around the neighborhood but I’d just as easily drive it hundreds of miles for a fun classic rally or just any nice classic car meet up.
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