Had a real conundrum trying to figure out what to post for today, numerically. The first thing that came to mind was a Ferrari 308, in honor of Magnum, PI (who carried, naturally, a .45 ACP Colt 1911). Unfortunately, that came up a short while ago in the "seen around town" segment, so it was back to the drawing board.
Then it hit me.
Yeah, it's a stretch, I know. Colt = horse = pony = Mustang. They're both uniquely American. They're both icons. They both feature equines as their symbols. They both... well, that's about all the mileage I can get out of the comparison, but you get the idea.
This particular Mustang is the '88 GT, which in retrospect was a pretty lackluster variant, but for me remains the single image of what the "Mustang" is. Not that it's the best example, far from it. It's simply what was current production as I came of age. Just like the third generation C/K series of trucks defines what sticks out in my mind as a Chevy pickup, or Roger Moore as James Bond, it's simply what was in production as I was coming of age.
Now, don't get me wrong - I would gladly take a 1964½ Mustang over an '88 any day...
That is all.