1965 Ford Mustang
"The date was April 17, 1964. Intermediate sized muscle cars, with big block engines were gradually replacing the fullsized muscle car. Lee Iacocca, Ford's General Manager, had always envisioned a small sports car to be the next hot item in the street wars. Ford decided that instead of improving their lackluster intermediate, they would do the competition one better and introduce a whole new breed of automobile, the pony car. Originally designed as a two seater in the European tradition, Iacocca realized that true success depended on volume sales. Therefore the Ford Mustang was introduced as a 1965 model that was based on the compact Falcon to lower production costs. It came with an obligatory back seat and a multitude of options that would give the buyer an opportunity to customize their purchase, and generate extra profits for Ford. Plymouth faithful stress that their Baracuda beat the Ford Mustang to market by two weeks. But it was the Mustang, which racked up over 22,000 sales its first day and one million sales in its first two years, that turned the market and people's attention to the pony car. The pony car class that the Ford Mustang helped create is the only class of muscle car that still exists today." quote from MuscleCarClub
YAFA Pen and 1965 Mustang Collectible set $29.95 each
Here's the classic 'Pony' car that defined a decade. For some of us it's the image of Steve McQueen in the 1968 film Bullitt that will forever imprint the Mustang on our memories, as he tears across the hills of San Francisco -- the epitome of cool.
This is the second of YAFA's collectible classic car and pen sets (following the Woody Wagon), and introduces a neat new convertible pen. The accompanying Special Edition pen is a work of art itself. It comes stock as a ballpoint, but as it takes refills in the Parker-style, it can easily convert to a capless roller or gel pen.
Measuring about 5-3/4" with the point extended, the sinuous lines of the blue, brushed aluminum barrel is polished to a high luster. The triangular gripping section is a wonder to hold and behold, as flexible, tread-like blue inserts provide perfect traction. I found this to one of the most comfortable pens I've ever used. There's a nice heft to the pen, which seems to propel it across the paper while writing (I'm beginning to suspect that there's also a V-8 under it's hood), and the large piston-shaped 'clicker' atop the barrel functions with authority. The racing-inspired clip really sets the pen apart in a shirt pocket, and beautiful chrome trim highlights the pen throughout.
So, step back to a time when it was cool to ride a Pony.
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Revised: November 5th, 2014