Celebrating the Mustang: Bill Distel, 1982 Mustang
June 8, 2014
Bill Distel, 1982 Mustang
Q: What makes this car stand out from the rest?
A: It's the Fox (unitized body) platform that Ford used from 1979-83.
Q: How did you come by it? Did you buy it new or track it down?
A: I purchased it new in 1982. I have 10 cars on my antique (insurance) policy, including five Mustangs. I'm kind of like Jay Leno, I can't let a car go.
Q: Why are you loyal to Ford and Mustangs?
A: It's my 1955 Thunderbird.
Q: How often do you drive it?
A: The '82 is fun to drive. I try to drive the cars once a month.
Q: What's your other car?
A: A four-cylinder, '95 Escort wagon is my daily driver.
Q: Define the Mustang mystique.
A: It was unique. GM didn't have anything like it.