Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Like a Mustang in Paris!


OK, maybe I'm in the Twilight zone right now, but it all seems like I live in the past these days... First the Vespas, then the Vintage flea market and now... the 1965 Mustang. It's one of the many models that Mikaël Cleuziou, a young entrepreneur who started Lazare et Vespucci, a company that sells old reconditioned automobiles from the 60's or so. Brilliant idea. Don't think of buying this one, it's already sold he told me.

27 comments:

  1. Mustang!
    Mustang!!
    Mustang!!!

    Thanks for cleaning the lens on that web cam, Eric.

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  2. Is this blast from the past week? My first car was a red 1965 Mustang convertible. By the time I got it, it was ten years old and in pretty bad shape, but still the coolest car I have ever owned. I still have dreams about that car, dreams in which I did not foolishly sell it to Kenny Gurtz for $200. I can't imagine ever having the nerve to drive in Paris, but if I did, a vintage Mustang would be the way to go!

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  3. Beautiful car -- was it a convertible? Definitely not what I'd expect to see in Paris, but boy howdy I bet you'd get a lot of stares driving this around town (especially wearing vintage clothes from yesterday's post). Mustang Eric, think you better slow your Mustang down!

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  4. I once had a boyfriend who collected Mustangs.... honestly, he had a lot of them lol. They are lovely cars.

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  5. They are lovely, indeed. I rented a convertible Shelby once, to toot around San Diego for a couple of days. It was simply awesome.

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  6. Next one : Mustang Fastback 68 from "Bullitt". If anybody wants to be Steve McQueen through Paris streets...

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  7. I once had a mid year release Mustang - 1964 1/2 - orange, no less! It was fun. I still own a red and white '67 Honda 50 with 1500 miles on it. Someday I'll take it to Paris and tootle around on it. See if I can't run into Eric. ; )

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  8. Merci Lazare et Vespucci !

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  9. I'm still thinking of the music you all discussed yesterday, and the comment about activity in the back seat: of a Mustang, maybe. There is an older song, with the following lyrics:

    He's washing dishes
    And baby clothes
    He's so ambitious
    He even sews;
    But don't forget, boys
    That's what you get, boys
    For makin' whoopee.

    Yeah, well, my latest crush involved a lovely lady who, on the second date, informed me that she was going to adopt a baby next year, and an older child the following year, and if our relationship was going any further, I needed to commit to this right now.

    Whew. No whoopee, there! I think the soles of my shoes are still smoking. Ran like a mustang.

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  10. In 1973, I had a 68 mustang that LOOKED like Steve McQueen's car in bullitt. Unfortunately it had an engine that was more like Jed Clampett's pickup truck. Ah well, at least it looked cool.

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  11. awe man! there is nothing like a pony! and one in paris....eric you are killing me ;)

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  12. I must be the only person in the world who has never owned, knew someone who owned, rented or been in a Mustang. What is wrong with me?


    Katie, loved your vision of Eric all pimped up, cruising the streets - accompanied by his booty shakin' PDP bitches naturally!

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  13. I always wanted one of these, but alas, no. I started to reply to someone here, but as I kept reading, I couldn't stop laughing at all of the comments.

    Excellent!
    Excellent!
    Excellent!

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  14. he he Drummond. Funny as ever. You will, my friend, you will ;) it's a closed and mysterious club - dun dun dur - which you will no doubt enter at some stage. LOL

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  15. Eric has been taking a walk down memory lane these last few days with his photography. Sometimes that happens if you live long enough. I know that I have gone through periods like that with my artwork. It's sort of reflective. You look back and remember the highlights of the really beautiful creative things that have been made during your life that sort of just seemed popular at the time of the conception. But now they really stand out as an achievement. That's how art is, it must age to see if it has any merit, or if it is just a "flash in the pan".

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  16. I don't think I ever owned a Mustang. I did own a Thunderbird, black with black interior, when I was 18 years old living in Beverly Hills, California. I thought that car was so HOT!

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  17. BTW, Jeff, you're funny! I can just see your face when she told you about the kids.

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  18. Ahhh..what a cool car. Now if everything we own could add up to buy a flat in Paris and a restored Jaguar XK120 coupe to drive around town in, I'd be a happy man....British racing green with a nice carmel leather interior....

    Something about classic cars and Paris always makes me smile!

    In the meantime, have you guys seen this 3 minute movie "Kisses from Paris"?


    Sean

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q__atwKOKo

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  19. Thanks for the photo and the link, Eric. And thanks to all the rest of you for a much-needed good laugh.
    Lois, I can't see the look on Jeff's face, but I can see the back of his head!

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  20. EuroStyle I'm with you. A Jag in that colour is my dream car.

    But if anyone was to offer me a fast pony to drive around Paris in..... well (sigh)

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  21. Eric,
    Wilson Pickett and I have only one thing to say......
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfuHgzu1Cjg

    And Jeff, oui! it was a Mustang as a matter of fact and a ........well never mind.
    V

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  22. Jeff...nothing some jazz and a few glasses of vino won't cure. Good luck with the ladies Mr. Mustang! For a moment I thought she was adopting you. ;-)

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  23. Wild Summer Nights

    Street lights, crystallize the city
    Scarlet, sunset soft and pretty
    Shadows, race along the beach
    Schoolboys are back out on the streets
    Gears are power shiftin' down the Old Escape Road
    All the kids are dancin' as the jockey spins gold
    Everybody's fakin' that they'll never grow old
    Open up your door
    Let those lake pipes roar
    Into the

    Wild Summer Nights oh babe those
    Wild Summer Nights (summer nights)
    Wild Summer Nights oh babe but
    Wild Summer Nights
    Summer nights

    Strangers cruising' down the South Strip
    Cool cats searchin' for some hot lips
    Night-shift neon ribbons flash forever
    Rebels lace midnight in black leather
    Shipwrecked pirates claim their treasures in the sand,
    Sidewalk surfers ride the streets in super vans
    Beach fires light the faces of the gypsy caravans
    Open up your door
    Let those lake pipes roar
    Into the

    Wild Summer Nights oh babe those
    Wild Summer Nights (summer nights)
    Wild Summer Nights oh babe but
    Wild Summer Nights

    Wild Summer Nights oh babe those
    Wild Summer Nights (summer nights)
    Wild Summer Nights oh babe those
    Wild Summer Nights oh babe but
    Wild Summer Nights
    But Wild Summer Nights

    A Mustang and Wild Summer Nights. And he was the best kisser in the world! lol

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  24. My project for when I get back from France is to finish restoring my 1966 Mustang.

    That's a '65? It has a '66 grille, but that part is easily changed.

    That's the original color of mine, though it now wears candyapple red.

    Thanks for the pic.

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  25. Classic cars are always sold because there is always somebody there that want to have classic model for his/her collection. A Mustang is the pride of the American car industry and I think that any serious car collector would have at least one Mustang in his collection.
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