#143, Record sale for Mustang; goodbye Chevy Sonic, Honda Fit

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There’s always news in the automotive world. Sometimes, The Weekly Driver Podcast doesn’t schedule a guest so co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia can discuss a few topics, like cars that will no longer be manufactured and a 55-year-old Mustang selling for an eye-opening record.

That’s what we do in this episode. The Chevrolet Sonic and Honda Fit will no longer be manufactured after the cars’ current editions. Bruce and I discuss why we say good riddance to the Sonic and a hearty farewell to the Fit.

The 2020 Rolls Royce Wraith defines power, opulence and obsession.
The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith defines power, opulence and obsession. Bruce Aldrich and I discuss it and several other topics like the recent sale of a 1965 Ford Mustang for a record price during this episode of The Weekly Driver Podcast. Image © Bruce Aldrich/2020.

Mustang, Mustang. How about a Mustang?

Who would have known, a Mustang selling for nearly $4 million? It’s true. A 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R sold for a record $3.85 million The vehicle has a great heritage. It was once driven by Ken Miles of “Ford v Ferrari” fame. It sold at the recent Mecum Auctions event in Indianapolis.

The sale marked the second record Mustang sale this year. In January, the long-lost 1968 Mustang featured in the Steve McQueen film “Bullitt” sold for $3.74 million.

Bruce and I discuss that, too.

This 1965 Ford Mustang sold recently for a record $3.85 million at Mecum Auctions in Indianapolis.
This 1965 Ford Mustang sold recently for a record $3.85 million at Mecum Auctions in Indianapolis

In this episode, we talk about the cancellation of all but one event of Monterey Auto Week. More than 30 events are held annually for about 10 days in August. The only event left is a 100-mile auto rally in Pacific Grove. The vehicles involved won’t be on display as usual, but the yearly drive for charity will remain.

And was there any bigger news recently than the return of the Ford Bronco? We’ve got that covered, too

And lastly, Bruce and I chat about my recent review of a 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith. It’s among the most opulent vehicles I’ve ever driven during my 16 years as a car reviewer.

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Editor’s note: This post has been corrected. Chevrolet will discontinue the Sonic, not the Spark as previously written,

 

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