1965 Mustang Convertible Insignia Details

I really like vintage Ford Mustang muscle cars from 1965-69. Here are some insignia shots of the 1965 Mustang Convertible I wrote about earlier as well as a glance at the “1965 Registered Owner’s Manual”. Don’t they look just awesome. I especially like the manual. It is far more fun than any contemporary car manual I have ever seen.

Ford Mustang’s have been built ever since 1964 and created the term “pony car” as a class of American automobiles with long hoods and short rears. Although there are many other awesome American muscle cars, no other car matched the unique looks of the Ford Mustangs built before 1969 for my taste.

1965 Mustang Convertible – Little Pony

This 1965 first-generation Ford Mustang convertible lived its life in Arizona and the surrounding states for the past decades. Now, almost 50 years after its first glance at the road, it lives on in Hamburg, Germany.

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This beautiful compact car comes with an at the time brand new “A-code” 289 cui (cubic inches, 4.7 L) 4-barrel arbureted Windsor V8 engine with 4-speed manual transmission, a compression of 10.0:1, maximum motive power of 225 hp (168 kW, 228 PS) @ 4,800 rpm and maximum torque of 305 lb-ft (414 Nm) at 3,200 rpm. If you are interested in decoding your Mustang engine block, this might help.

It is a “late 1965 model”, indicated by the AC alternator light “ALT” in the dash and was build after the Ford factory retooling in August 1964. It has adjustable driver and passenger seats, sun visors, a floor console, 4 ashtrays and a fully working under dash air condition as well as the Rally-pac. More information about this model can be found on Wikipedia among many other sources.

For some decent entertainment it has an “original style” AM/FM radio with iPhone connector hooked up to the mono speaker unter the front shield. That’s the only feature in the car from this century.

It really is fun to drive at an average of just 10 mpg.

My new phone: Motorola Razr V3i

My new phone: Motorola Razr V3i.

The battery is good for many days but I don’t get how I could have used it’s UI for years without going crazy. And I clearly remember it being one if the better ones.

Well anyway, … it will do just fine whenever I want to be less smart on the go.

A Vintage Car Junk Yard

While looking for decent vintage car dealers in northern Germany (believe me, there are only very few, if any), I came across a vintage car junk yard in Trappenkamp, 75 km north of Hamburg. In fact, it is the backyard of a local vintage car repair shop and I can attest that the cars for sale did not look much better the ones you are about to see… still, they made up for some nice pictures.

50 Jahre Super8 8mm – Wunderblock – Deutschland, deine Speicher

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Wunderblock – Deutschland, deine Speicher – 50 Jahre Super8 – 50 years after KODAK’s introduction of the Super 8 format, amateur 8mm material will be digitised, rearranged to new fictional stories and shown in a mini movie theatre on tour.