It may surprise you to find out that the car your driving is a recycled good. In fact, at the end of a car’s useful life, “scrap yards” actually recycle over 85% of the content of modern automobiles. But anybody who is into muscle cars knows that the “truest” form of recycling comes not from scrap metal, but pick-n-pull junkyards. There were millions of Ford Mustangs built between 1964 and 1973, and while many were scrapped, many more were saved.
The story goes that a young university graduate, infatuated with Mustangs, began collecting and restoring cars he found around Boulder, Colorado. The collection continued to grow over the decades, as did the services provided by Colorado Mustangs. Colorado Mustangs has over 2,000 Mustangs in its yard from all years and vintages (though they are overwhelmingly pre-73, we see plenty of Fox-bodies mixed among them.)
That’s a lot of pony cars. But we wonder, is it the world’s largest collection of Mustangs, scrap or otherwise? We’re not sure, as even this massive junkyard represents less than one percent of one percent of the total Mustangs built in the past 48 years. Still, if you’re looking for some Mustang parts, there’s a good chance Colorado Mustangs has it.