Tornado Mercifully Refuses To Touch 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Nature is cruel. If you have your doubts about that, just ask the 8 historic Chevrolet Corvettes which suddenly found themselves without a floor to stand on in February of 2014, after a sinkhole opened without warning under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

We don’t know whether it was mercy or a lack of effort – or if maybe we ought to stop assigning sentience to the forces of nature – which caused a series of tornadoes to spare this 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 in a town in Colorado. But we thank the fates, nonetheless.

Automotive news site Art of Gears reports that on Friday, June 5th, as many as five different tornadoes blasted through Simla, Colorado, with no shortage of carnage resulting. The local KRDO 13 News rushed to the scene after the twisters passed, reporting from the property of Jane Richardson, who owns said 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, and whose family has reportedly lived on the property in Simla for five generations.

The damage to Ms. Richardson’s property was devastating. A number of items were destroyed, including the yard shed which once housed the pony car. Yet miraculously, when KRDO 13 News zoomed the camera out to show the full scope of the damages, in the midst of the rubble stood a proud, intact, 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

Art of Gears reports that harm to the car is limited to a few scratches, which to us, seems nothing short of miraculous. Whether they can hear us or not, we’d like to thank the series of five tornadoes which blasted through Simla, Colorado last Friday, for at least sparing Ms. Richardson’s marvellous 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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