At the end of last year Adam was at the SEMA 2015 show in Las Vegas (the annual Mustang Maniac trip), where he promised he wouldn’t buy new cars. True to his word, he didn’t buy any new cars. But while he was out in Vegas with his wife he promised to buy some “diamonds are forever”. Obviously she wasn’t too excited when Adam showed them to her, it wasn’t quite what she was expecting. Adam did promise not to buy a “new” car, but he did buy an older car, a forty five year old car to be exact. That car has taken a while a to be shipped over from the USA, but she arrived here in the UK late this week. The car in question just happens to be exactly the same model as was used in the James Bond movie “Diamonds Are Forever”. This great looking, all original 1971 Mach1 351 Ram Air which has only ever had the original owner from brand new. The car came with the unique documentation from the initial point of sale. The pics here are of the car before it has even been cleaned and polished. The car even has the original hub cabs which are a rarity on their own. A great car looking car that is becoming a true classic.
On Saturday morning Chris was helping out in the yard and going through the incredible document pack that came with the Mach1. In the pack there was the original owners manuals and user guides that came in the Ford reusable bag.
There was a rare 8-track cassette from Ford, there was even a Gary Glitter 8-track and Perry Como choices too. Remember 8-Tracks way back then?
So on Saturday Adam was running around asking people “do you wanna be in my gang?” Moving quickly on, Chris was taken out in the car for a spin, any excuse to blast out a few notes from the Glitter song “Leader of the Gang” apparently. But it was decided that maybe a little bit of Perry’s “Magic Moments” would be better instead but still didn’t seem quite right.
Adam and Chris in the car sorting out the potential sounds for the trip, a mutual compromise was agreed, “lets just listen to the engine noise.” That was of course only ever going to be the soundtrack for real petrol heads.
We have the nice ’67 Convertible that has come back for the annual service and check up. The stainless steel rear case rack was fitted by us a while ago and gives the car a different look to all the other convertibles out there. We have these in stock on our WebShop if you want to add this optional extra. Click here for the link.
We will have some great pics soon of the increasing Shelby Collection so again watch this space!