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AUTO BIOGRAPHY: Mitchell's Mustang is just part of the family

Charlie Mitchell's 1965 Mustang has been in his family for over almost 50 years and is seeing its third generation of drivers.
Charlie Mitchell's 1965 Mustang has been in his family for over almost 50 years and is seeing its third generation of drivers.

Charlie Mitchell's 1965 Mustang Convertible is truly part of the family, and his hope that it will stay that way for many years to come.

"It has been in my family since the early '70s and it was originally green in color," Mitchell said. "My father bought it wrecked and had it fixed up. My sisters drove it through high school and then I drove it through high school as well. It had been put away when I was off to college and needed a little repair when I returned."

After some needed repairs, Mitchell said he has continued to drive the car, making fixes along the way.

"My parents eventually gave it to me because my boys were starting to drive and the two of them drove it last summer. It's now become a third-generation vehicle in our family."

Mitchell said a lot has been done to the car over the years to keep it running and he may fix it up even more when his sons are done driving it.

"It's not pristine; it's made to be driven," Mitchell said. "One day I may restore it to be super nice, but I hate to have a vehicle that you can't drive for fear of something happening to it."

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