The launch of an iconic sports car in today’s world often comes with a bidding war to be first in line; witness NASCAR team owner and car dealer Rick Hendrick paying $1 million last year for the rights to own the first 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray. But when the Ford Mustang was launched in 1964, Ford went to great lengths to keep the car under wraps as part of its launch. It was just a 22-year-old teacher’s good luck that let her become the first Ford Mustang owner — a car that’s still in her garage nearly five decades later.
First Ford Mustang owner still has the keys 49 years after trading a Chevy
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