Thursday, July 25, 2024

Ford wanted to scrap Rogers Mustang – owned it for 56 years

The car is actually a prototype that was supposed to be scrapped when Ford was done with it. But Roger Parlett still managed to give this Mustang Cobra Jet a life on the road.

Roger Parlett really shouldn't be able to own this white Mustang Cobra Jet. But times were completely different then in 1968, when Ford wanted to destroy the car.

Parlett, who was employed as an engineer at the brand, succeeded in persuading someone higher up than him to leave the car alone. And not only that.

He managed to get hold of the car himself. The car is one of the first 50 examples to roll off the assembly line in Ionia, Michigan. And along with nine other prototypes, the car, named Cobra GT500 KR, was to have been scrapped. Art in other words.

But Roger Parlett stopped that. And he bought the car from Ford when it only had 780 kilometers on it. At the time, he paid $2,380 for the car. This would correspond to 147,000 Danish kroner today.

READ ALSO: Danish BMW company closes workshop – everyone is lost

By comparison, the modern soster for the '68 car costs just under 39,000 dollars in its basic trim. For that kind of money, you don't even get a V8 engine, but a 2.3-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 320 horsepower.

That car will not come to Denmark. But it is not the same as Mustang avoiding Denmark this time around. It will just be 'only' with V8 muscles. Read more about it here.

Read more exciting news from and about the world of cars right here!

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