As you may or may not know, Saturday in Israel is like Sunday all over the western world- a day off from work and no public transport. So 8:30 AM is considered very early, most people are still in bed. That is, unless you and your wife decide to go for a nice breakfast in a favorite restaurant.
As ever, I’ve got my faithful Dash-cam with me, and on this particular Saturday it captured another early riser, heading wherever in his Pony.
The Mustang was heading towards me, but still the Dash-cam managed to capture the unmistakable shape:
As a sad side note- on the left (to the right of the Mustang), is the food and shopping complex where inside one of the restaurants there, a terrorist attack has taken place very recently (on Wednesday). Driving past, the place was very quiet, but that’s always the case this early (remember it’s a day off).
Back to the mustang; I have plenty of Mustangs under my lens, and this one didn’t seem unfamiliar to me. However, going through my photos I couldn’t find it. That is, unless the owner decided to change its wheels for some reason. Look at this:
I first thought it was this one, but not only the wheels are different- see the “supports” under the front bumper- they’re missing from the videoed Mustang.
Here it is from a different angle. Looking at it now, I think the color might be wrong as well. This one is more on the Bordeaux side.
I found an even older photo of a Mustang with what I think is the right color. Of course, you must disregard the w-i-d-e white stripe and again- the wheels are different.
Well, no matter- it’s still a good capture of a CC in motion. I’ll leave you with a nice photo taken a few years back at a Mustang meeting.
Interesting about Saturdays in Israel. Never knew that! It looks so peaceful.
Cool shot of a grand old Mustang. I always liked them in that particular color.
Sad about the terrorist attack too. We just had another one here in the states – 50 innocent people killed.
Very strange seeing no traffic over there, but since saturday is actually sunday it makes sense 🙂 . There are very few classic cars in Israel but every time i spot one it looks even more special.
Sarona is such a nice place, cant believe what happened there 🙁
Great sighting — and the setting really adds to the story. My wife drove a ’67 Mustang for many years, so seeing one on the roads still evokes a lot of sentiment, even though they’re relatively common (for a nearly 50-year-old car).
As an aside, that’s interesting architecture in the background as well. The brick building looks almost (to my untrained eye) like colonial-era architecture one would see here in Virginia.
Yes, I guess the Mustang is relatively common in the US, but not in Israel, so nice to “find” it.
As for the architecture, see here:
Only thing to add to this article is that the renovation has now finished and the complex is now operating as a food court / shopping center.
That’s a fascinating history — I had never heard of Sarona before. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for your comments. It is indeed very sad to hear about the terror attack in Florida. Terrible.
Old Mustangs are quite common here even though they werent sold here new, The late model versions are everywhere and now they are available new the price on imported used ones has crashed, 12 slot wheels look good on early Stangs.
In Israel the joke is they imported maybe 50 Mustangs in 67 and 100 survived. Corvette survival rate has been even better:)
I’m actually more interested in the Israeli scenery. Much as I hate palm trees (poor shade, hazard from falling fronds), maybe those are the useful Mediterranean varieties that bear dates. And is there a customary housing style or is it a mix? Some look European with steep roof pitch.
There are various kinds of palm trees in Israel, some as old as time itself. In cites they are mostly planted for beauty purposes and are indeed shorter, but you could also find the the Washington Palm, brought here in the 1920s.
This is the oldest palm that grows here:
Also, one of Israel’s most successful exports are Medjool dates which are large, sweet and succulent dates. Chances are you’ll find them almost in every grocery center.
Good photos and I am glad that Trimet runs 7 days of the week most of the time.