Image credit: Ford via Oldcarmanualproject
Image credit: Ford via Oldcarmanualproject

A common misconception is that the latest sixth-generation “global” car is the first Mustang ever marketed and sold in Europe. This is not true. For that honor belongs to the Ford T5, a Mustang by a different name thanks to a copyright conflict with German truck manufacturer Krupp. Many are thought to have been purchased by soldiers stationed in Germany, some of whom shipped their cars back to the states. Still, a T5 in the U.S. is a rare sight. 

Sr. Tech Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from engineers—email me. Cars: Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94), Chrysler Voyager Diesel ('94)

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Hmm. Krupp Mustang looks at least as cool as the Ford.