One iconic Ford is great, but a pair is even better
At the Motorclassica Concours D’Elegance in Melbourne, on 8th-9th October, the Turner family’s Model T Ford won the Preservation Class that’s reserved for mostly unrestored and original vehicles.
Maz and Phil Turner’s 1920 Model T is totally original, having been extensively driven in its early life and then cared for in hallowed places that include Caesar’s Palace Casino and the American National Motor Museum.
The Turners’ Model T is on historic number plates and still runs well.
The other Ford is an exceedingly rare 2007 ‘Fender’ GT350 Mustang. This restyled machine is one of only two built by Ford, in collaboration with the renowned guitar maker, Fender, who made two matching Fender Stratocasters to match.
Although they are 87 years apart, these two original icons have forged a place in automotive history.
Ironically, these vehicles were not only brought together at Motorclassica, but both live in the Snowy Mountains these days. Although owned by different collectors, both can be seen at the Cooma Car Club Motoring Museum.