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Mustang Mach 1: NW Glisan & 11th – Portland, OR

August 28th, 2012 by Emir

This isn’t the first Mach 1 we’ve spotted, but it’s certainly the prettiest.

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Ford Falcon Van – Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

August 3rd, 2012 by Aaron

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Ford F1 Pickup – East QUOGUE, NY

July 23rd, 2012 by Stu

Spotted this ’52 Ford F1 Pickup in Quogue this past weekend. You’ve got to love the charm of the Batina on this baby…a survivor indeed. I chatted it up with the owner, who raises Quail in Quogue, in the 7-11 parking lot for a good 20 minutes. He tells me this old work horse is his daily driver, he leaves it outside every night when he goes to sleep and that he would never dream of restoring it.

Right on!

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Ford Bronco XLT – Barrow Street, NYC

February 9th, 2011 by Ian

First word that comes to mind when I encounter one of these Broncos starts with an O and ends with a J. But don’t let the “The Juice” tarnish this old workhorse’s stronger-than-oak reputation. Truth be told, they have been blazing trails and providing gratuitous levels of utility for a lot longer than the infamous football player has been making headlines.

Chew on that.

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New Product: 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 – Shelter Island, NY

August 27th, 2010 by Stu

The Mustang GT has always been a real kick in the pants. Powerful, classically understated, well priced and packed full of amazing exhaust notes. It has and always will represent a true performer for the masses. But much like Harley’s old tech Evo motors, Mustang GT’s 4.6 L SOHC V8 is more than a little long in the tooth and, alongside newer entrants like Chevy Camaro SS and Dodge Challenger SRT-8, was beginning to lack big time in the horsepower department. Even the V6 powered engine that debuted in the new-for-2009 Camaro nearly matched the 2010 Mustang GT’s 315 ponies. That is until Ford dusted off the celebrated 5.0 engine nameplate for another go around in the 2011 model year.

I put a couple of hundred miles on a Kona Blue tester last weekend, and take it from me folks, it doesn’t get a whole lot more muscular than this. In route to Shelter Island, my girlfriend, taken aback by the heavenly symphony of exhaust reverberations, asked me if it was supposed to be that loud. I think you can guess what I told her. With a whopping 412 horsepower and 390 lb·ft of torque, the high-tech mill makes good on any power deficits that may have previously existed. More importantly, the GT now bites as loudly as it barks and hangs tight with cross town muscle from Chevy and Dodge. I found it pretty easy to chirp the rear tires in the first 3 gears (by the way, there are 6 of them now) as I worked my way up to the revised 7,000 RPM redline. As one eloquent reviewer from Car & Driver described the new engine, “…It’s utterly fabulous, a 7000-rpm cavalry charge that generates incredibly smooth, linear thrust across its broad rev band. Were you to paint the cam lids red and stick on a chrome trident, most Maserati owners would never know the difference. Yes, it’s that good.”

From a visual standpoint, this GT is a real sleeper and sports handsome, understated styling reminiscent of the fastbacks of yesteryear. A chrome 5.0 badge adorns the front fenders to let everyone know that you mean business. For the track rats among us, there is an optional Brembo brake package, borrowed from the almighty GT500, that includes 14-inch vented front discs and unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires. I didn’t have too much opportunity to put all that stopping power to proper use, but let’s just say the brakes are more than capable of slowing down all that muscle in a hurry if the need arises.

The 2011 Mustang GT hit dealerships earlier this month and starts just under $30k with the close ratio manual tranny – that works out to about $73 dollars per pony. For comparisons sake, consider that the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo will run you about $266/pony. Not too shabby.

Enjoy the weekend

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Boss Mustangs – 11th Ave & 28th Street, NYC

January 22nd, 2010 by Stu

Say hello to rare and even rarer. The celebrated Boss Mustang variants, 302 (left) and 429 (right), were spotted in front of posh Manhattan Motor Cars on 11th Ave by loyal Man on the Move reader and contributing photographer Dave Pinter. Dave has stumbled onto some pretty cool stuff before but these Boss twins are definitely up there. Hell, Ford only built 1,358 examples of the 429, making it among the rarest and most sought after Mustangs on the planet. Just to give you an idea of the relative worth I am referring to, a pair just like this went for $530K in a 2007 Scottsdale auction. I called over to the dealership to verify that we weren’t looking at reproductions and they assured me the cars are completely original and available for purchase. Anyone care to invest in some American muscle?

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1956 Ford F-100 Pickup – N 14th Street, Brooklyn

November 13th, 2009 by Stu

1956 Ford F-100

Our pal Dave captured this handsome devil in Williamsburg. As far as vintage pick ups go, they don’t get a whole lot cooler than this. The rounded hood and wrap around windshield made this baby an instant classic. Click through for more pictures.

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Ford GT – Staple Street, NYC

November 6th, 2009 by Ian

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Unlike marine biologists studying Great White Shark movement and migration, we at ManOnTheMove cannot tag our vehicle subjects for tracking purposes. And owners of fine rides like this Ford GT thoroughly appreciate that. But this particular piece of American exotica looks familiar, like we have spotted it before. We usually don’t like to snap the same ride twice, but exceptions can be made for something as sexy as this.

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Ford Falcon Van – Carroll Street, NYC

July 13th, 2009 by Ian

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This Ford Falcon Van (1961 – 1967) is a far cry from the Econolines schlepping stuff around today. Sure, both vehicles were/are appealing as work horses for the likes of Bell Telephone and Verizon. But the gen 1 Falcon, with its snub nose, compact dimensions and mesh eyes, is a vehicle we would actually be pumped about for a spirited road trip or beach jaunt.

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