November 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm by Brian Silvestro | Photography by Youtube/Ford of Sweden
When Lennart Ribring first saw the 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang, the Swede did what most of America did: He fell in love. Ribring purchased a new Mustang back then and says he’s hardly ever thought about another car since.
Now, in his late 90s, Ribring decided to get something new. So he went out and purchased a brand-new 2016 Ford Mustang GT complete with a manual transmission and a 5.0-liter V-8. No EcoBoost automatic Mustangs for this man. The 97-year-old says he has no problem driving his cherished steed around, showing it off to his son and granddaughter.
He also happens to be the oldest Mustang driver in the world, according to Ford of Sweden, which put together a nice film documenting Ribring’s car history, his new purchase, and his car-filled plans for the future.
We salute you, Lennart. And we hope that, when we’re 97 years old, we’re still driving cool cars, too.
This story originally appeared on Road & Track.