Posted at the Cohort by Benoît
The ’65 Mustang provides the only inkling of color in entire photo.
Yes — white walls I are indeed a spectacular color.
And if you listen closely, its AM radio is playing the Beach Boys, “Fun, fun, fun.”
(After all, the song is only a year old).
Who cares that it’s really a Falcon underneath?
Modern cities are such dismal, greyscale places.
1964: I remember the impact of first hearing “I Want To Hold Your Hand” on the school bus radio and first seeing the new Mustang. Huge in both instances. It may be a Falcon underneath but the styling details on that car looked great then and hold up well today. And I still love the Beatles.
I agree and would add that I saw the New York World’s Fair that year. Because of all three, the air seemed electric and the future seemed alive with promise and possibility.
Sadly, 1968 was only four years in the future.
Arguably, the best looking car ever!
I mean, what other car, in any era, had such broad appeal, from nice old ladies to loud young men, or could be cast in movies as the car of elegant, wealthy women to teens in Oklahoma?
The original Mustang will always stand out in a good way.
First, nice to see a colorful car in the now black and white automotive world.
Second, why am I completely unable to log in now??? Instead this was completely manual.
Took me awhile to figure out when I was denied entry to all password sites. Seems Firefox had a hiccup and decided to block all cookies all of a sudden.
I used to love to drive through Paris, way back when, even with the Hanomag Henschel truck I did North to South through the city, leaving the Periferique for what it was.
But last time in Paris it has all changed, no more secondary roads at Champ Elysees, no more taxi stand in the middle of the road, the large boulevards have been turned into w lanes instead of 6 or 9 or 12 lanes, Parisians decided themselves how many lanes.
Like any other city gay Paris has become political correct.
Here’s a picture of how it used to be..
I’m looking at the Mustang compared to that monstrosity parked at the curb behind it, from the angle of the photo. Something went seriously wrong along the way.
Such a wonderful capture Benoit! I am seeing a little modern color in the background, the black and red Renault Twizy, love those!
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