Son surprises his dad with dream car he used to own in 1972

By Maria
Son surprises his dad with dream car he used to own in 1972

If you are on this page, then you are a car
enthusiast and therefore you know the attachment one has to his or her first
car…you know, your little baby.

The surprise
Rick Lookebill is one lucky man because he got a chance to re-ignite his love for his 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 thanks to his awesome son. This was the first car he had ever bought in 1972 but due to some unfortunate turn of events, he had to let it go in 1989.

In the
April 28, 2013 YouTube video, the son explains that his
father had lost his car 24 years ago and that he had managed to locate the
current owner in Florida just a few weeks before.
You wanna
hear the best part? Well, throughout all this time, Lookebill had been
unsuccessfully searching for his lost “first love.”
Unknown to him, his crafty son was one step ahead of him having traced and
bought back the classic car.
Even better, he decided to surprise him as well as
the whole family by driving it into the driveway of their Brazil, Indiana home.
But wait, that is still not good enough, he had to record the whole thing so
that he could save a lasting memory of his father’s overwhelmed face. Wow, this
is some Hollywood stuff and we just love it!
In the video, Lookebill’s son pulls up with the
mustang and with a few revs of the engine everyone goes nuts. Lookebill cannot
believe his eyes and he runs out of the house towards the car. After hugging
his son, he also jumps into the car and you guessed it right…he gives the
engine a few more revs just like any good mustang owner would.
According to the video, there are no alterations to
the mustang’s body since the last time Lookebill saw it. Although the car looks
a little rusty, I must confess that the engine sounds quite good.
The video ends with another Hollywood moment as Rick
Lookebill takes his wife for a joyride to celebrate their victory. It leaves
you with that “Happily ever after” feeling.
I wonder if they make sons like this one anymore
because this one has to be the best. Oh, since it is a real life Hollywood
story maybe somebody should just hand him an Oscar award, right?

The 1972 Ford
Mustang Mach 1

Son surprises his dad with dream car he used to own in 1972

Ford introduced The
Ford Mustang Mach 1 in 1968; it is a performance car that was retired in 1978
before it was revived in 2003 as part of the company’s fourth generation. This
lasted until the 2004 model year when the fifth generation took over. However,
you should be on the lookout for it in 2018.


The 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 belongs to the second
generation of Ford Mustangs. The Windsor
V8 with a displacement of 302 cu in 4.9L was used as the model’s main engine.
V8 engine has a 210 horsepower. Its maximum motive power at rpm was 140 bhp
(104 kW; 142 PS) @ 4,000 with a torque of 239 lb·ft
(324 N·m) @ 2,000.
The model also used 351 Cleavelands with 2 or 4

Other features

The 1971-1973 Mustang models had an optional NACA
hood that had dual scoops. Ford also decided to remove the pop-open gas cap in
the 1972 Mustang Mach 1, the company opted for standard twist-on cap instead.
In the quarter mile, a 429 Mach 1 Mustang did 6.5
seconds 0-60 mph, 13.8 at 104. This was topped out at almost 114 mph and had an
average of just 9-10 mpg on premium gas.
The 1972 Mustang Mach 1 had 3-speed C6 automatic,
3-speed manual, 3-speed C4 automatic, 3-speed FMX automatic and 4-speed manual
In 1972, Ford reduced the horsepower of its models
in order to conform to the revised horsepower calculations. SCJ’s and 429CJ
were also dropped from the company’s lineup.

The Price

The video does not disclose how much Lookebill’s
Mustang cost when his son bought it back. However, Hagerty; a classic car
insurer, has listings
that suggest that a 1972 Mustang model can be bought at $29,000 in today’s

The future

There is a good chance that Ford will be
re-introducing the Mach 1 as part of its fifth Mustang generation in 2018. The
2018 model will come with a cooler version of the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine
. Some even better news for Mustang lovers like me is that, it is likely fit
somewhere between the very powerful Shelby GT350
and the standard Mustang GT.


Rick Lookebill’s son has definitely set the
standards of what a car surprise should look and feel like. All I hope for is
that there is an awesome relative in my family who is reading this article
because I wouldn’t mind a surprise of my own if the 2018 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is
released. Anybody out there?

I guess I will just have to wait and see.