Back in the day you could buy a brand new Ford Mustang for as little as $2500. Now almost fifty years later, some vintage Mustangs are worth well over a hundred thousand dollars.
Ford Motor Company sold 22,000 Mustangs on the first day they were offered in 1964. Some from that year, and the muscle car years that followed were on display at the 34th annual Mustang Car Club of Omaha show on Sunday in the Hy Vee parking lot at 156th and Maple.
Kevin Zimmerline of Adair, Iowa made the 140 mile trip to show off his prize, a 1969 Boss 429.
"Only a few of those Mustangs were made back in 1969 and 1970," Zimmerline explained in an interview with WOWT 6 News. "There was 859 produced in '69 and 499 in '70."
It's a rare prize for Mustang collectors and Zimmerline has three of them.
Amber Brush said, "Collecting Mustangs is addicting." The 32-year-old from Springfield Nebraska has restored four Mustangs and currently has two more that she's working on.
"I learned from my Dad who restored cars and I bought my first Mustang in high school. My husband is there to help when a drive train has to come out."
The Best in Show trophy at this year's event went to Jack Wood of Elkhorn who has a long history with his 1969 Mach One with a Cobra Jet motor.
"I bought the car brand new when I was in high school," he explained. "It only has 33,000 miles on it. I decided back then after a few races, that I would keep it in the garage and drive it sparingly."
The show on Sunday lasted about eight hours and Wood said "it's the most sunshine my car has seen in decades."
"Back in the day this was it, kind of s street car with all of the Mustangs, Camaros, Chevelles and Cudas. This was kind of Ford's muscle car for the street. So it's good stuff."