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Celebrating the Mustang: Bill Distel, 1982 Mustang

Bill Distel’s 1982 Mustang is one of five of the pony cars that he owns, although he says it is his 1955 Thunderbird that makes him a Ford lover.





Bill Distel's 1982 Mustang is one of five of the pony cars that he owns, although he says it is his 1955 Thunderbird that makes him a Ford lover.
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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?

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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.

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