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Classic Cars Review 1967 Ford GT40 MK III
casino blog
15 September 2010

When you start to closely examine the many classic car models to surface over the years, you’ll notice one auto manufacturer’s name popping up a lot more than most – Ford. Henry Ford’s lines of cars and trucks have become some of the most popular on the planet, and none are more popular than the sports cars. 1967’s GT40 MK III is atop the list of Ford classics.

The reason for Ford’s GT40 popularity is a little difficult to understand for basic Mustang fans. After all, the GT40 wasn’t technically a street car – although a few street models were released (and are being released now with a redesign effort of the classic model). The Ford GT40 was built to strictly be a racecar.

Dealing with overseas competition from the likes of Ferrari and other giants in the racing world at the time, Ford was the proverbial America’s pride in its efforts to produce a Ferrari-defeating automobile. The result was the 1966 Ford GT40 – a sleek, fast and powerful sports car with a massive V8 engine and a body-style reminiscent of the Sting Ray.

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Classic Cars: 1964 Ford Mustang 289
casino blog
19 August 2010

Classic Cars: 1964 Ford Mustang 289Ford was the first big-time automaker in America and one of the first popular mass produced lines around the globe. Henry Ford single-handedly ushered in a new era of automobiles with his early releases, but none would go on to identify an era like the release of the Ford Mustang in the 1960s. American muscle was already a genre thanks to Chevy, but Ford took it to a new level.

The Mustang is still one of Ford’s most popular models, with millions sold every year, but the first release in 1964 was something well ahead of its time.

Based on the Ford Falcon, the Mustang was designed to be a “pony car” – a two-door coupe sporty car with a short rear deck and long hood. It has been described using many terms, such as a sports car and roadster, but most Mustang enthusiasts know the brand as simply Ford muscle.

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