Like those cooking shows where contestants are challenged to fashion a tasty meal out of things like okra slime and horse hooves, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mustang is an example of making do with what you have. Of course, its price may or may not just do as well.
A few years ago, Brooklyn artist Jonathan Brand sold a 1969 Ford Mustang he rebuilt with his father to pay for an engagement ring. In his latest work, entitled "One Piece at a Time," he's reconstructed that Mustang, piece by piece, at 1:1 scale, using nothing but paper.
It's the worst story ever told. A thief takes off in a newly restored Mustang and runs it into a brick wall, as the owner/restorer looks on. What happens next is a Xmas miracle, or pretty damn close to one.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's one for the Mustang purists!
Alameda has quite a few 1960s Mustangs on the street, but our last one was months ago. This '69 always parks on the street (not far from the '60 Studebaker Lark), though it's usually under a car cover. However, it does get regular driving use, as I learned when I talked to the owner (who says he gets offers on the car…