This 2024 Ford Mustang Crashed Weeks After Delivery, It Only Has 265 Miles on Board

Some Mustangs are born under an unlucky star and end up in scrapyards weeks after they leave the dealerships. This 2024 Ford Mustang GT is one of those poor sports cars that did not have the chance to enjoy life on the road much.
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It wasn't long since this Ford Mustang GT had rolled off the production line of the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, looking all shiny in Dark Matter Gray Metallic. It arrived at a dealership, and someone fell in love with it. They drove it home and moved around in it until they pressed that throttle pedal too hard.

It is the exact same scenario every time. It is not that we want to encourage stereotypes. We all know there are Mustangs that live long, happy lives in the company of their owners, pampered and TLC-ed until they are traded in for Priuses. But sometimes, Mustangs are too much for those who drive them. The weight, the rear-wheel drive, the V8, the horoscope, there is always something else but the driver, of course, that causes them to crash.

Drivers just want to show off a little bit and push their luck on some public road while pushing the pedal to the metal, most of the time when leaving a coffee and cars event. The Mustang starts tailfishing, and the car and driver both end up in some guardrail, tree or, in the worst-case scenario, crowd. They even fly into buildings every once in a while.

We hope, though, that the latter was not the case for this Mustang right here. What we do know is that it crashed young. It is a 2024 model – 2024, as in this year, you know? – that ended up in a scrapyard. The poor thing has only traveled for 265 miles (426 kilometers). As heartbreaking as it sounds, it happens so often with Mustangs.

2024 Ford Mustang crashed
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That is exactly why back in October, together with Dodge Chargers and Chevrolet Camaros, they were banned from all coffee and cars events because owners failed to follow the rules referring to no-revving and no burnouts.

This one here must have failed to follow some traffic rules, though, if it ended up in a scrapyard with a salvage title. But the car is rebuildable, so it is just waiting for someone who sees something in it and is willing to give it a second lease on life. A life that this time, should at least be longer than a few weeks. Mustangs are not cats with nine lives, after all.

It is obvious that the car was involved in a head-on collision, but it surely wasn't traveling at high speed. It is safe to assume that since there isn't much damage there. The hood is open in all the photos uploaded in the listing, so it is obvious that it does not close following the impact.

The front bumper, radiator grille, and front splitter have been deformed, though, and probably, the headlights might have sustained some damage that is not visible in the pictures. The front fender on the driver's side also displays scratches.

2024 Ford Mustang crashed
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The rest of the body seems intact, except for the windshield, which is seriously broken on the passenger's side, as if the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and went head-first into the front glass.

The airbag that protects the driver's chest and head was deployed from the steering wheel, and so was the knee airbag on the passenger's side. The rest of the cabin, specced in Black Onyx leather, looks as good as new, and both the 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster and 13.2-inch touchscreen seem to have remained functional.

The 2024 Ford Mustang rides on the 19-inch Black Painted Aluminum wheels, which are offered with both the Nite Pony Package and the GT Performance Package. That is an extra $6,190 to the starting price.

At the rear, the bumper, the wing painted in the body color, and the taillights look as if it was the car's first day on the road. The listing labels it as a "run and drive," which means that it starts and rolls on its own.

2024 Ford Mustang crashed
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That means that the 5.0-liter V8 engine can still roar as it used in the car's good old days when it put 460 horsepower (466 metric horsepower) and 420 pound-feet (570 Newton meters) of torque to the ground through the ten-speed automatic transmission.

Ford claims the Mustang (one that is not crashed, preferably) runs from zero to hero (0 to 60 mph or 0 to 97 kph) in 3.8 seconds, hits 124 mph (100 kph) in 14.1 seconds, and runs the quarter mile in 12.2 seconds on its way to a top speed electronically limited to 155 kph (250 kph).

The car is sold as is in Florida, and the seller warns that transportation might be necessary. With three days left to the end of the bidding, the highest bid is of only $1,200. A Ford Mustang GT, powered by the 5.0-liter V8 engine and specced with the Nite Pony and GT Performance packages, starts at $50,140.
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