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1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

This Ford Mustang diecast model funny car is produced by Auto World, who are renowned for their accuracy and faithful replicas, right down to the finest details such as the engine under the hood and interiors. This “Cha Cha” Ford Mustang would be an excellent addition to any existing collection of Ford diecast model cars. This funny car replica depicts the car driven to success by the First Lady of Drag Racing. The key features are: Wheels Steer, Wheels Roll, Detailed Undercarriage, Made of High Quality Diecast And Great Detail
Shirley Muldowney (born June 19, 1940 in Burlington, Vermont, also known professionally as “Cha Cha” and the “First Lady of Drag Racing”, is an American auto racer. She was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to drive a Top Fuel dragster. She won the NHRA Top Fuel championship in 1977, 1980 and 1982, becoming the first person to win two and three Top Fuel titles. She won a total of 18 NHRA national events. Muldowney’s success came in the face of enormous opposition from those who felt drag racing (or any form of motorsport, for that matter) was no place for women
A crash in 1984 crushed her hands, pelvis, and legs, necessitating half a dozen operations and 18 months of therapy. Muldowney was sidelined for a long period, but returned to the circuit in the late 1980s. She continued to race, mostly without major sponsorship, throughout the 1990s in IHRA competition as well as match-racing events. She returned to the NHRA towards the end of her career, running select events until her retirement at the end of 2003.

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World


1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra II 1/18 White with Green Billboard Stripes by Greenlight Diecast

1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra II 1/18 White with Green Billboard Stripes by Greenlight Diecast

1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra II 1/18 White with Green Billboard Stripes by Greenlight Diecast

This is the 1:18 white and green Cobra II made by Greenlight. The second-generation Ford Mustang is a pony car that was manufactured by Ford from 1973 until 1978. It was introduced in showrooms during September 1973, in coupe and hatchback versions for the 1974 model year, in time for the 1973 oil crisis. The Mustang II had no common components with the preceding models and shared its platform with the subcompact-sized Ford Pinto. In 1976 Ford gave the Mustang an appearance package to match the performance potential of the 5.0-liter: the Cobra II package a hatchback-only option with the “show,” but not the “go,” of a Shelby Mustang. “Cobra strikes again,” said the Free Wheelin’ catalog, a youth-oriented, 24‑page color booklet produced by Ford. “New Cobra II. Ford’s Mustang II wrapped in an appearance package that does justice to the Cobra name. So striking, it’s already a sales success.” It was hard to believe from a piece of literature printed in October 1975, that the exciting‑looking Cobra option was “already a sales success;” however, the Cobra II was on its way to reaching an approving audience, since the package was available on all 2+2s with any engine.
For $325, a Mustang II buyer could order a hatchback with any of the three powerplants and have it decked out with bold racing stripes; a blacked‑out grille; racing mirrors; rear quarter window louvers; a front air dam; a non‑functional hood scoop; a rear deck lid spoiler; a brushed aluminum instrument panel and door panel appliques; Cobra insignias on the front fenders; styled steel wheels and BR70 steel‑belted tires with raised white letters. The 1976 Cobra II came in white with blue stripes, blue with white stripes, or black with gold stripes
The Cobra II marked the first time since the Boss 429 and Shelbys that Ford shipped a Mustang away for final assembly. Jim Wangers, who is often credited with the success of Pontiac’s original GTO, designed and installed the ’76 Cobra II graphics and aerodynamic pieces at his small Motortown plant near Ford’s Dearborn factory. As a nod to Mustang history, Carroll Shelby even appeared in the sales catalog to promote the
Cobra II.
So popular was the Cobra II package that Ford moved its production in-house at the start of the 1977 model year, but otherwise left it unchanged.
The Mustang II entered its final model year in October of 1977 as supreme ruler of the crowded domestic sporty subcompact class, even though there were very few improvements or changes to the basic product

1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra II 1/18 White with Green Billboard Stripes by Greenlight Diecast

1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra II 1/18 White with Green Billboard Stripes by Greenlight Diecast