Why I love the Mustang so much, I might just buy one
I keep barking on about what cars I love, we all do, we love cars here - that's a good thing. Unless you are on the motorbike dark side - you are still welcome here too, you know. So, what am I going on about now? Well, it's a bit of a faff really but I will try to keep it clean - it's hard when you are in love.
Love affair since 2007
Since watching a famous motoring show way back in 2007, I have had a hankering for American muscle cars - especially the 1968 Mustang GT 390. It has something of the Steve McQueen fever about it, even though it's not the Bullitt Mustang, it is from the same year and the rules of cool apply to this too - simple, sleek and a V8 growl. Oh, I love it so much I could cry.
That primaeval jolt it sends down your spine when you see it - any car in fact - makes you just want it - more than that, I need it. Like the first time you fall in love, your first crush that you can't shake off until you either get it or find something better. I can't find a car that I love more than the Mustang, which is a good thing in a way.
Can I get my one true love?
It's possible that my dream car CAN be mine one day. It isn't one of these crazy modern supercars like the Zonda or rare roadsters like an E-type Jaguar. I have seen many of these lovely old classic ponies around on the internet for sale - some exactly the same and some, not so hot. It's the luck of the draw.
The colour doesn't matter, you can always get sprays done - make mine black. Most people who get this car spray it a dark green colour, just like the Bullitt Mustang, they also think they are McQueen - I'm looking at you Hammond, get silver stripes on yours, sweetheart. Go tell him yourselves too.
The major part is making sure all the parts are in good working order, you don't want to spend the best part of £40,000 and the engine is an utter crock. Making sure I get a good horse is what matters most to me, I have seen a lovely example on eBay of all places, going for £35,000. Nice green colour, metalwork in good order and all documents are in place - great! Now, here is the deal breaker...
Just give me, let's say 10 years and I can get one. Saving all my pennies, hopefully, I would have made it in the world of Motoring journalism by then and the cheques roll in from after dinner speeches... But what if all the classic are gone? Classic cars are illegal by 2050 due to evil emissions? I would have to settle for a modern one, which isn't so bad... is it?