The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It’s now worth $350,000 – Phoebe Wall Howard @USAToday

DETROIT – Tom and Gail Wise disagreed about whether a broken-down car should be stored in a family garage for 27 years or sold for junk. He insisted they keep it because, he promised, one day he would find the time to fix the vehicle himself.


Gail Wise, 76, of Park Ridge, Illinois is the first buyer of a 1964 Ford Mustang. She and the car are at Ford world headquarters in Dearborn celebrating the building of 10,000,000 Mustangs on Wed., Aug 8, 2018.
Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press
Read the rest of this remarkable Mustang story here
The Wise family, Tom and Gail with their four kids, shot a Christmas card picture in July 1979 with the Ford Mustang. Shortly after, Tom pushed the car into the garage for 27 years.
Gail Wise

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