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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. 


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Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio