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First Model for Mustang Remembers Car's Legacy

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It's been 50 years since the legendary Mustang's first hit the road, and its first poster model lives right in Gastonia.

Charlotte Corbett was working at her first job as a Secretary at the Ford Motor Plant in Ohio.

The plant photographer asked her to pose with the new Mustang.

"He took me down to the garage where they had the car all covered up except for the hood and took the pictures," Corbett said of the experience.

They never showed her what the full car looked like. The company was extremely quiet about the car and did not show anyone the model until it was officially released.

She didn't realize how popular the car would become.

Five decades, two children and a couple of her own "Mustangs" later, she's found a renewed love for the car.

Corbett's since traded her Mustangs for a different type of Ford, but she still pays attention to each model as it comes out. The 2015 mustang is no exception.

"It doesn't have the Mustang style that's kept through the years," she says.

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