Mustang of the Month
December 1, 1972
Congratulations goes out to Mark Chanter for owning this great looking 1973 Mach 1 and being our February Mustang of the Month!!!
Mark clearly remembers the day he received this car, December 1, 1972. He ordered it from Boshears Ford in Marshall, MI. Which is still around! Yes, he hails from the Glove State. At the ripe young age of 19 years old and already having owned 2 other mustangs, he received possession of this beauty.
Mark paid $4200 for this Mach 1 back in the day and she has quite a few features that make it a really nice car; tilt wheel, power windows, rear window defroster, rear spoiler, AC, fold down rear seat, power brakes, and Deluxe wheel covers with the Firestone Wide Ovals. Of course, the 351 Cleveland engine supplied the power and mojo to keep this baby moving!
Being a young lad, Mark washed and polished this baby all the time – he took to heart the wipe on and wipe off mantra. Hailing from Michigan, she is in great shape as the ice and salt roads can definitely do some damage on these classic cars. Not this one, she is in great condition. Mark put 36,000 miles on it in his first year of ownership. I’m sure his friends had a great time driving all over the Michigan countryside. Since 1982, the car stayed in the garage. The mustang has 121,000 original miles on it and Mark stopped driving it with 120,000 miles. So, she is a garage kept baby and weekend car to show off.
Mark moved to Texas in 1982 and after 29 years of service retired from the FAA. He and his wife currently reside in Grapevine and their son lives in Austin.
Mark, you have a great-looking mustang and with you being the original owner is quite special! Thanks for allowing us to work on your car and congratulations on being our February’s Mustang of the Month!
Happy New Year!
Congratulations goes out to Greg and Elaine Taylor for being the owners of this beautiful 1966 Mustang Convertible and being January’s Mustang of the Month. What a way to start the year off right with this great convertible mustang!
Greg had always wanted a 1966 Red convertible since he was a teenager. He dreamed of it. It all started while he was growing up in the Houston area, Greg had a 1970 Mustang Fastback – very cool. Back in the
Greg and Elaine got married in 1990 and have 2 daughters. Being a long time Mid-Cities Mustang customer, the car has seen great care provided to it over the years. The white “Pony” Interior pops against the red paint and blends well with the white vinyl top. The Mustang has been sitting for some years after work had been done it many years ago… raising kids, work, traveling, etc. always seems to push our mustang passion to the side. So, to get her ready we rebuilt and detailed the “smoky” engine, added Power Disc Brakes, a new aluminum radiator, cured the heater core leak, and a few other items to make her ready….
Ready for what? The mustang has tremendous sentimental value to the family and will be used as the “getaway car” in their daughters upcoming wedding in April! We’re very excited for the Taylor family and are happy to help them Power their Lifestyle.
Congratulations again on being our Mustang of the Month for January. Very excited for you all and the upcoming nuptials. We are looking forward to seeing the pics of the Getaway.
Cheers and congratulations to you!
As we enter the holiday season, we hope that you think of us when you wish to get repairs and service done on your Mustang in 2024.
Thanks so much for your trust.
Happy Holiday’s to you and the ones you love dearly,
The Mid-Cities Mustang Team
Congratulations goes out to Adrienne Kirby for owning this beautiful 1966 K Code Mustang Convertible and being our November Mustang of the Month!
Adrienne originally hails from Buffalo, New York and moved to Dallas when she was 18. Adrienne was married to a car guy. Dick, would love to tinker with it, look at it, fix this and that, and was big into car racing. They were married 20 years, sadly Dick
Congratulations goes out to Robert Owens for owing this stunning 1966 Red Mustang Fastback. Robert is our October Mustang of the Month and this is his story…
Robert lived in California growing up… just outside of the LA or what is now within what is the LA sprawl. A small community called Whitier. He has owned this beauty since 1971 when his parents bought him this car back in 1971 for a special price of $1000.
After college, he worked at L3 in Greenville, Tx and lived in the Dallas area – Robert eventually retired from L3. Of course, not driving his mustang that whole time. We start doing family stuff and the mustang gets relegated to the garage or a small shelter, “out-back”. This was in the early 80’s for Robert.
He and his wife had 2 boys and his son actually went to prom in the car. See pics.
A couple of great memories for Robert and his 66 Fastback:
1. He remembers someone on I-30 hanging out the window yelling at him to “pull over, pull over – I want to buy your car now!” Of course, he was driving 70 MPH and he had some crazy yelling at him. Of course, he didn’t sell it then or all the other hundreds of times someone asked him to buy the car.
2. During the Arab oil embargo in the early 70’s, Robert moved to Houston. On the news the night before he left, the speed limit was changing to 55 mph and the California Highway Patrol would enforce the speed limit and anyone going 1 mph over the speed limit would get a ticket. The CHP were everywhere!!! Robert was elated when he arrived in Arizona, as they did not enforce the 55-mph speed limit – hammer down he drove! Robert spent the night in Van Horn Texas and left very early the next morning. It was extremely dark, no lights, no traffic, no light from the moon. About 30 to 45 minutes from Van Horn and all the lights from his car went out. All of them; head lights, Tail lights, instrument lights, courtesy lights, nothing. It was rather frightening as he pulled over to the side of the road to see nothing. So, he sat there thinking what to do. He decided to wait till the sun came up and continue on. Again, there was no traffic passing. He thought, there must be Aliens in the middle of nowhere Texas. BTW, no passing spaceships either… He continued to sit there for a while and then all of a sudden, all the car lights came on. His car never did that before and has never done it since. A moment he will never forget.
Robert, thanks for the great opportunity to work on your Fastback and bringing it back to life again for you. Enjoy your time driving around Arlington, TX and taking your grandkids to get an ice cream!
Congratulations again! You are welcome anytime to Mid-Cities Mustang!
September’s Mustang of the Month – Congratulations goes out to Bill and Leanna Nalley for owning this beautiful 1964 ½ Mustang Convertible. This beautiful red mustang sports a 302 engine with automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering and power disc brakes to provide them some modern creature comforts. It also has a great set of fog lights to boot! Some 20 years ago, Bill and his wife owned a 1965 coupe and enjoyed it for several years and Bill was mechanical enough to work on it.
About 2 months ago, Bill came into Mid Cities Mustang looking for a Mustang to buy… why a Mustang? Loves ‘em, great cars, easy to get parts, classic americana, and a mustang convertible is just awesome – we agree! We helped him out introduced the previous owner and Bill – a deal was made, and Bill and Leanna have a new, vintage Mustang!
Bill spent his career in telecom, cellular specifically, and was based in San Diego and ran operations in California and Nevada. Bill and Leanna have been married nearly 34 years and have spent the past 12 years in Colleyville, Texas and have 2 daughters and a lovely granddaughter who loves the mustang. Great memories are being made with the top down going to Kindergarten in this wonderful looking mustang.
So, congratulations again for being Septembers Mustang of the Month and trusting Mid Cities Mustang. See you on the road soon!
Congratulations goes out to Darren Bonas for being August’s Mustang of the Month. Darren owns this stunning white 1965 Mustang Convertible. Darren is selling this beauty! We are just trying to help him out…
This great example of a 1965 Mustang convertible sports a Red Pony Interior, 4 speed manual transmission, 289 engine, Front Disc Brakes, and many additional items to enjoy the piece of history.
Since 1989, Darren has lived in the Ft Worth area and owned an auto valet service for local businesses and is now employed at UPS.
Darren really enjoys visiting car museums and travels to various museums throughout the country. In early September 2022 he happened to visit the Northeast Classic Car Museum and invested $20 for 5 tickets to win this beauty. Of course, lots of others did the same. Darren received the call on October 12, 2022, and received the great news that he actually won the car!!! Of course, you have to pinch yourself and make sure you aren’t dreaming when you receive this call. He wasn’t dreaming… It was real!
Mid-Cities checked it out for him and made a few safety repairs and other little items to ensure it was safe. Darren then proceeded to enjoy the car for a bit, and he entered into various local car shows and won Best in Show and First in Class in some area DFW car shows.
In our opinion, this Mustang is in excellent condition and shows very well. He is interested in finding a new home for this beauty… If interested, please let us know via a message… sorry for any delays 😊. He is asking $45,000. Serious inquiries only please. We are not a dealer… just a friendly company trying to help a customer.
Hurry now before it goes to the Dallas Mecum auction this September.
Congratulations on your double win Darren – winning the car and being Mid-Cities Mustang of the Month for August! In our opinion, this car is a real beauty and would make a great addition to anyone looking for a well restored, great running classic mustang.
Congratulations goes out to Steve Dempsey for being July’s Mustang of the Month! Steve owns this Silver Blue 1966 Mustang Coupe and has owned it since 1967!
Steve grew up in Ranger, Texas and as a sophomore in High School he bought this stunner from a family friends used car lot. At the time, Steve had a 54 Chevy pickup and after trialing the
Steve drove the car through high school as well as his college alma mater, Texas A&M where he graduated in 1974 with a degree in Engineering.
Steve is the oldest of 4 siblings and after graduating from A&M he moved to Ft. Worth and started working at the Army Corp of Engineers where he retired with 39 years of service with them. While living in Ft Worth, his brothers and sisters got to enjoy the car from time to time as Steve loaned the Mustang to them to drive and enjoy as they needed some wheels.
Of course, folks have always asked to buy the car with Steve quietly saying thanks, but no thanks…
Along with a new interior and paint job, Mid Cities Mustang had the fortunate opportunity to bring this car back to life and added a few modern conveniences to include Power disc brakes, power steering, Holley Sniper EFI, air conditioning, and a Tremec 5 speed transmission.
In 2013, Steve moved back to Ranger and owns about 200 acres where he farms/ranches to keep himself busy with about 20 head of cattle. He will enjoy the Mustang for many years to come and take it to car shows and drive it to the local Dairy Queen. He plans to give it to his grandson when the time comes… Steve’s grandson is 6 now, so he has many years of enjoying this beauty!
Steve, thanks for trusting MCM with your pride and joy and congratulations again for being our Mustang of the Month for July!
A Ford Guy
Congratulations goes out to Roderick and Cindy Compton for owning this beautiful 1969 Mach 1 and being our June Mustang of the Month!
Having grown up in Oregon, Roderick’s father owned nothing but Ford’s and he has fond memories of his Dad’s 1978 Ford F-150. So, it goes to say that he is also a Ford guy. Owning a 1969 Ford Mach 1 with a 351W, an icon of the muscle car era, Roderick is putting his stamp on being a Ford guy too!
Roderick currently works for Halliburton and travels the world for them. Having purchased the Mach 1 5 years ago, he wanted to bring it back to its original condition, but also have some updated conveniences to make it more enjoyable and “their” classic car. At 16 years old, his first car was a 1979 Ford Mustang and he drove it through high school for 4 years and also began working on cars. He also owned a First Gen 1965 Mustang.
This Indian Fire Red Mach 1 boasts a Holley Sniper EFI, Holley Ignition System, integrated AC/Heat, Power Steering, Disc brakes, rear louvers, etc. The stance is stunning as it provides the sleek, aggressive look Roderick was seeking.
While I never served in the military, I have a soft spot for the veterans who have. Roderick is an Army vet who spent 10 years with the Army and retired in 2016. He served in Afghanistan in 2010 as a mechanic and combat engineer. Thanks so much for your service to America! Roderick said it best, “I’m thankful for the USA and having the freedoms to choose the passion we love!”
From the team at Mid Cities Mustang, we want to thank you for trusting us with your Mach 1 and allowing us to help you pursue your passion! She sure is a beauty.
Many of our Mustang of the Month stories start out like this… car love, family, mustang love, memories, etc. We do understand… How can we Power your Lifestyle?
So, congratulations goes out to Donna Davis for being our May Mustang of the Month and owning this beautiful 1964 ½ Mustang convertible with an unique color scheme of Silversmoke Gray paint and a popping red interior.
Donna’s husband, Johnny, bought the convertible back in 1991. She had one back in 1964 and her husband traded the mustang convertible in for a truck. Donna loved that car and was pleasantly persistent in getting a mustang again one day. This one came around for her and Johnny bought it for Donna. Johnny loved to work on cars and the Davis’ had quite a few of them; Mecury’s, Mustang’s, Chevy’s, etc. They now have a 6000 square foot barn to keep them all.
Johnny sadly passed in 1998 and the mustang sat for a long time, a little over 20 years. The Davis’ own a 3rd generation family business in Mesquite where Donna’s children and grandchildren work. They also own a handful of Mustangs; 2006 Foose race car, 1968 coupe, 1998 mustang, 2015 GT, and a 1971 Mach1 that requires a full restoration and that they are quite excited about… maybe a future Mustang of the Month?
The family plans to once again drive and show this beauty in parades, car shows, etc. and keep the top down and the smiles going as they share their love for cars and mustangs. Many thanks goes out to you for trusting Mid Cities Mustang with your cars.
Peter, Sally, and Donna… The smiles on your faces when you picked her up where priceless.
Thanks again for being our May Mustang of the Month! If any of you get to Sunnyvale and see this convertible driving around, be sure to give them a honk or two!
Congratulations goes out to Tom Egan for being our April Mustang of the Month and owing this stunning Grabber Orange 1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback.
This beauty comes equipped with a 428 Cobra Jet engine and a 4-speed manual transmission to power her along. The 1970 Shelby was a holdover from the 69-model year and with this car being
Tom is an avid collector of fine, big block mustangs and Shelby’s. Fortunately, we have been taking care of his stable of big blocks for some time and when then come through, they sure are beautiful to look at and service.
In addition to this great looking Shelby, Tom has a 1965 Shelby, a 1969 428CJ Mach 1, a Boss 429, a 68 428CJ coupe, a 1970 428 Twister Special and many other fine examples of ford performance big blocks. He has whittled his collection down a bit from 18 to now 10 muscle cars.
Tom participates in the Yellow Rose Car Show every year and you can see some of his beauties during this annual show in Arlington.
Tom, thanks again for trusting us with your collection of great looking mustangs and Shelby’s. We are glad we can be of service to you! Here’s to being our Mustang of the Month for April! Cheers to you and your collection of fine Mustangs!
Congratulations goes out to Daniel and Valerie Cooper for owning this beautiful 1965 Mustang Fastback and being our March Mustang of the Month!
The Cooper’s recently purchased this stunner on Bring a Trailer. Daniel and Valerie live outside of Boston, Mass and the Fastback was located here in the Dallas area. We are so lucky to have connected
This is their first Mustang purchase… The Cooper’s own a couple of non-Ford classics: 1976 Porsche 911 Coupe and a 1973 BMW 2002 Tii. So, I had to ask Daniel, why a K Code Mustang? It was an easy response, “It’s an iconic American automobile! A cultural icon that is graceful, elegant, minimalistic, and I always wanted a Mustang 2+2!”. His dream is being fulfilled!
Daniel, we couldn’t agree more. I happened to go see the car after he purchased it on BAT and the first thing that stood out with the great looking color combination. It is awesome! Twilight Turquoise happens to be such a gorgeous color and the interior is perfect with the white seats and black carpet really allowing this car stand out.
Originally from Massachusetts, Daniel and Valerie spent the past 20 years or so in Northern California and moved back to the Southern coast of Massachusetts a couple of years ago to take care of his parents.
K Codes are highly sought after Mustangs with less than 1% of all Mustangs produced between 1965 and 1967 being a K Code. This one sports a great color combination and is very simple in design; notable highlights are the Rally Pac and 4 speed manual transmission. Daniel is adding a few upgrades and period correct items to make it his Mustang. Notably, new Koni shocks, Disc Brakes, and some Radial tires to keep her handling well.
Daniel goes all in on his classic cars and loves immersing himself in the history of the automobile and their character. Mid Cities Mustang has enjoyed collaborating with Daniel to bring out the best of this mustang so that he can enjoy the country drives, car shows, and beach excursions.
Special thanks again to Daniel and Valerie for being our March Mustang of the Month! Thanks for allowing us to Power Your Lifestyle!