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Oct 31, 2012

New Book - Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds: Mustangs and Fords

Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds:  Mustangs and Fords.  The Hunt for the Ultimate Ford Muscle Cars.

This is a brand new book that just arrived, and I really like it.  It is called Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds:  Mustangs & Fords.  

There are thirty cars ("Rare Finds") listed in this great book.  Here is the list:
1968 Mustang Cobra Jet Drag Car
Banjo Matthews' 1969 Torino Talladega
1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang
1969 Shinoda Boss 302 Prototype
1966 Galaxie 500XL R-Code, Dual Quad 427
1963 Thunderbird Italien Concept Car
1968 Shelby GT350 and GT500KR
1967-1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Prototype/Test Car
1969 Mustang Mach 1
1963 and 1964 Ford Fairlanes with special equipment
1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang (yes, another one)
1965 Ford GT40
1971 Mustang 429 Cobra Jet Convertible
1958 Ford Skyliner Retractable Roof
1964 1/2 Mustang Indy Pace Car
1968 Pink Mustang Coupe
1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible
1970 W Code 428 Super Cobra Jet Convertible
1969 Ford Torino Cobra (not one, but two!)
1968 Mustang X Code Coupe
1967 Fairlane 500 Station Wagon
1969 Shelby GT500
1932 Ford Three Window Coupe
1965 Mustang K Code Coupe
1968 Shelby GT500KR
1967 Mustang Fastback
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Super Drag Pack
1969 Mustang Boss 302
1954 XM-500 Mercury
1969 Shelby Mustang GT350 with a Boss 302 Engine

Whew!  That's a big list of thirty, and thirty very interesting stories.

Click here to order the book.

Oh, and here is the "official" description of the book from the publisher:

During the 1960s and 1970s, all the major Detroit manufacturers made legendary muscle cars, and Ford was no exception. Shelby Mustangs, Cobra Jet Mach 1s, big-block and Hi-PO GTs, Boss and Talladega prototypes, K codes, S codes, and R codes, all familiar terms to Ford performance enthusiasts. Shockingly, even with how popular many of these models were, there are still long-lost examples turning up in barns, garages, backyards, and yes, pastures.

Some of these lost Mustangs and Fords were forgotten by owners, shuffled between family members, or simply parked to become non-descript garage fixtures. Some have lived hard lives on the street and in competition, and then been neglected and abandoned. Many of these Mustangs and Fords are among the most valuable and collectible cars Ford has ever built. These automotive jewels have been waiting for a dedicated enthusiast to rescue them from obscurity. In order to find these rare rides, collectors have had to do extensive research, fact checking, searching off-the-beaten-path locales, and make hundreds of phone calls.

As the automotive Indiana Jones, Jerry Heasley has been tracking down and documenting the stories of the rarest and most sought-after Mustang and high-performance Ford rescue stories for years. In this follow-up to the top-selling Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds, Heasley has built a collection of his finest stories, including the 1969 Boss styling prototype that was owned by Ford stylist Larry Shinoda, the original 1967 Shelby Mustang prototype that would become several other test cars, and a rare 1965 Shelby GT350R.

Publication Date:10/15/2012
Publisher: CarTech

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