This is both cheesy and charming at the same time – someone named Speed decided to trade many, many years ago a real pony for America’s original Pony Car, the Ford Mustang.
The idea remained in the family – now they have eight classic Mustangs and also some of the more recent models. Gilbert Speed – the originator of the story – one day thought his family’s real-life pony was a bit small for his seven children. So he traded the pony for another pony… a 1965 Ford Mustang. The passion stuck and his boys Chester and Danile also took a liking to restore 1965 Mustangs starting way back in 1980. Now four of Gilbert Speed’s children own eight classic Mustangs. And considering the family name, these are fitting – three 1969 Mach 1s, two 1970 Mach1s, two 1971 Mach 1s, and a 1973 convertible.
And they also traditionally reunite at least twice a year with their Mustangs to honor the father, as the family’s Mustang legacy has become a memorial for him once he passed away. The story comes from Ford, who was keen on sharing it – and we can’t blame them for doing so, after all having a car that ignites passion and reunites families is a way better human perk that surging sales profits.