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JAN 20, 2022 | By John M. Clor

Dave Persell’s Outing In Bob Seger’s ’65 Fastback Proves To Be A Winner

Blue and white 1965 Mustang in Driveway

We often say that being a regular visitor to the Enthusiasts section of FordPerformance.com puts you “in the know” when it comes to the Mustang hobby. This installment of our Ford Fan Spotlight is surely proof of that, because we’re shining a light on longtime muscle car collectors Dave and Kay Persell of Charlotte, Michigan – proud owners of a Mustang once owned by Detroit rocker Bob Seger. Sharp-eyed readers will recall that back in July of 2016, we revealed how – and why – the rock star sold his car to the Persells, and even how we helped the couple enjoy some “Hollywood Nights” with it after suggesting to television producers that the Mustang be featured on the “AmeriCarna” cable TV series. After re-connecting with the Persells with the email below, we’ve decided we’ll revisit the story in an upcoming episode of our Mustang Owner’s Podcast; for now, check out what happened the last time Dave took Bob Seger’s Fastback out to a car show:

“Hi, Ford Performance! It’s Dave & Kaye Persell – the couple who owns the 1965 Mustang Fastback first owned by Bob Seger. I know it’s been several years since we last met up at the Mustang Owners Club of SouthEastern Michigan’s (MOCSEM) big “Mustang Memories” Show in Dearborn, but we wanted to give you an update.Car owners standing with Mustang and award at show

“This past July, we drove our 1965 Bob Seger Mustang Fastback to the Bellevue (Michigan) Car Show. Turns out that it was selected the “Best Overall” car the show! (They had over 170 vehicles participate in the voting).Show board of 5500 mi bob seger mustang
“Needless to say, we really enjoyed the day. Hope we meet up again soon!”Trophy from car show

FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESEY DAVID AND KAYE PERSELL

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