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LIMA — Lee Iacocca is considered to be the Father of the Mustang, however, it is a man by the name of Stanley Tucker, an airline pilot, that became the first owner anywhere in America of the Ford Mustang. His car carried the serial number 100001. Although Tucker did not want to give up his car, he traded his first Mustang with 10,000 original miles with Ford Motor Company for a new 1966 Mustang convertible. Today his original car is in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. During the model year 1965, buyers could choose between a standard convertible at $2,557, a standard coupe at $2,320 and a standard fastback at $2,533. A total of 559,451 Mustangs were made in 1965. Carroll Shelby called the Mustang a “secretaries car.” He was brought in by Ford to give the Mustang a bolder image.Knox E. Maney, of Lima, brought his 1965 Ford Mustang convertible to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned it for six months. The car is completely original, with the 289 engine, and Poppy Red color. It has 68,000 miles on it. Maney’s favorite memory is taking his grandson a ride to get ice cream in this car, creating nice memories for his grandson too.

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