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Volume 83 • Number 1
Summer 2005

Hot Wheels: Mustang Freedom
By Kay Cadwallader Dambrosia ’66
My first car was and still is my 1966 Mustang. I bought my burgundy Mustang with a black interior the summer of 1966, after I graduated from Dickinson. I have owned it for 39 years and absolutely love it! When I am driving my Mustang, I feel free and ageless. People wave, toot their horns and want to buy it. Needless to say, it is not for sale. I kept my car just because I love it. I had no idea it would become a “classic.”

I have driven it 182,000 miles. After 120,000 miles, I had to get a new engine. Other than a fresh coat of paint about 10 years ago and the typical repairs to any car, I have not altered the original look. I tried to keep the original parts even if they showed a bit of rust. That only adds character.

Today, I drive my Mustang on sunny weekends, enjoying every moment I am behind the wheel. Everyone should experience this kind of freedom!
Kay Cadwallader Dambrosia ’66
Silver Spring, Md.

 


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