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With 5 Mustangs in his past and over 35 years of wisdom and lessons learned as a proud Classic Mustang owner, Pete Engel is here to share the good, the better and the best about ownership. He even had one that ended up in a Swiss Mustang Museum. Welcome Pete to Ford Mustang The Early Years Podcast.

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast — Guest Interview Application


Do you own an early year Mustang?: 


If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: 

I’ve owned 5 over a period of 35 years. I would be happy to briefly review each one on your podcast, with pics. The 65 GT convertible Special Order State Department car (see pic) stands out among them.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? 

I once had 3 at the same time — Red, White, & Blue. I had a 64.5 Pagoda Green one, and now have a Springtime Yellow GT.

What work have you done on your pony?

All 5 were driver quality cars, no projects. One was a show car and ended up in the Swiss Mustang Museum, located near Zurich, Switzerland. All 5 have interesting stories around them. I would be happy to share pics of all of them, and summarize the stories behind each of them, before the show.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

My current 66 GT coupe is in need of some mechanical work after a recent 4 hour trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway. It has 85K original miles and not sure about the past history on the engine. Every year I lead a group of enthusiasts on a tour down to the Amelia Concours, and every year I take a different one of my collector cars. The tour is called “Amelia Island or Bust” (see Facebook group and pages). The plan is to bring the GT down. If not next year, then one year soon. We can discuss joint promotion or sponsorships regarding that tour if there is any interest. Thanks,

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