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In Pictures: Owners of original Mustangs since 1964

This group of owners are still holding on to Mustangs from the first production run in 1964

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The Poppy Red Mustang Laki Malamatenios got in 1964. In 1969 he passed up the chance to trade it in and says he knew then that he'd keep it forever.

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Laki Malamatenios, with the Poppy Red Mustang he got in 1964. In 1969 he passed up the chance to trade it in and says he knew then that he'd keep it forever.

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Phil Florio with the Ford Mustang coupe he got in 1964, one of the first produced with a high-performance V8 known as the K-Code option. Florio, who has logged just 65,000 miles on it since, some of it drag strips at 105 mph, is one of a select group of owners still holding on to Mustangs from the first production run in 1964.

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Gail Wise with the Ford Mustang she recalls buying from a dealer two days before the car's head-turning reveal at the 1964 World's Fair.

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The Ford Mustang that Marc Snyder got in 1964 for his 16th birthday, at a drag race in Byron, Ill. Snyder still has the 6-cylinder Wimbledon White today.

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Marc Snyder, 15, at left, with the Ford Mustang given to him by his father in 1964. Snyder later raced the 6-cylinder Wimbledon White and still has it today, one of a select group of owners still holding on to Mustangs from the first production run in 1964.

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Marc Snyder and his son Erich with the Ford Mustang Marc got in 1964 for his 16th birthday.

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Fred and Susan Glazier in their original Ford Mustang. Fred built a career restoring Mustangs and still has his original Rangoon Red coupe.

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Fred and Susan Glazier with their original Ford Mustang. Fred built a career restoring Mustangs and still has his original Rangoon Red coupe.

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Kathy Miller gets a Ford Mustang for her high school graduation in 1964, a car she still owns and regularly takes to auto shows. Miller maintains a database of owners of original Mustangs.

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