My 1965 Ford Mustang convertible
Ah, summer of 1971, fun in the sun. My last summer before graduating from high school. I spent a lot of time with friends at a small lake on private property in north central Illinois where this photo was taken.
That Mustang was decorated for several occasions. For the homecoming parade it carried royalty while waving streamers in the breeze. Twice I used the Mustang for art class projects. The first time, several other students joined me with brushes and poster paint. On the hood was a big red sun ball behind a rather hippie looking fashion couple wearing huge bell-bottom pants and paisley tops. Even after several car washes the hood had a faint circle of stained paint. The second time we covered the car with paper before painting. Unfortunately, I have no photos.
The mascot was a Mustang at Downers Grove South High School where I graduated in 1972. My Dad worked at a car dealership and bought the Mustang for me. Not too spoiled huh? Sure wish I sitll owned that Mustang, but even more so the next car Dad bought me, a 1968 Mercury Cyclone Cobra Jet. Fastest girl car at the high school.
Well that was fun. 😉 Now back to housework. 🙁
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