8 August 2016

Instagram Jump Start: Mystery Machine has all the right answers, claims top spot

Scooby Doo, where are you?! We aren’t sure, but hey, it’s Monday. We do know this: there’s a super cool replica of The Mystery Machine not far from Hagerty HQ in Traverse City, Mich. The Instagram crowd liked it better than any other post on HagertyClassicCars last week, and it was one of four Fords atop the list. Here are the top five:

  1. 1972 Ford Econoline “Mystery Machine” tribute (1,098 likes) – No, it isn’t “The Mystery Machine” – not with advertising on the side – but this custom 1972 Ford Econoline E100 must be related to Scooby Doo’s sweet old ride. We spotted it in Traverse City, Mich.
    1972 Ford Econoline “Mystery Machine” tribute

  2. 1966 Ford Mustang (971) – MSRP for a 1966 Ford Mustang coupe with 289-ci V-8 was just over $2,500. Adjusting for inflation, that’s about $18,595 in today’s economy. We’ll take two, please.
    1966 Ford Mustang

  3. 1976 Ford Bronco (965) – Among the upgrades found on the 1976 Ford Bronco were standard factory front disc brakes, increased front axle capacity, an optional front stabilizer bar and faster-ratio power steering.
    1976 Ford Bronco

  4. 1958 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan (961) – The stylish 1958 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan carried a base price of $2,329. Adjusting for inflation, that’s equal to about $19,397 in today’s economy.
    1958 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan

  5. 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster (946) – One of only 1,320 built, this 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster is powered by a 60-hp, 1,582cc four-cylinder engine.
    1960 Porsche 356B Roadster

Best of the Rest – OK, everyone who wishes they were one of the drivers in this photo, raise your hand. After looking at (and “liking”) hundreds of Instagram posts not featured on @HagertyClassicCars, we voted this one from @monarchydesign – showing two classic icons, a Shelby and a Mustang, fighting it out on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – as our favorite of the week. The caption was a peach, too: “Red pill or blue pill?” Nice.
two classic icons, a Shelby and a Mustang

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