• Mar 29, 2011
Jay Leno interviews Lee Iacocca – Click above to view video after the jump

Jay Leno's Garage managed to pull a very special interview this week with Lee Iacocca, the legendary American businessman credited with fathering the original Ford Mustang and with bringing Chrysler back from the brink in the 1980s. The interview rehashes Iacocca's success with the Mustang and direct involvement with the creation of Carroll Shelby's first cars in the '60s.

The video concludes with a walkaround and test drive of the Lee Iacocca 45th Anniversary Mustang, a (very) limited edition 400-horsepower supercharged tribute to the father of the Mustang. Leno even sneaks in a burnout in Lido's personal example. Check it out after the jump. Top tip, Brent!



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]





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      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy rear 3/4 blindspots Batman!
      • 3 Years Ago
      That fastback mod is so eye catching.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lee Iaccocca is in the past. I guess he is like an old boxer, he cannot get away from the limelight and thinks he is still relevant. Great to see he is still with us at 86 but what America needs is young people that can influence the automobile world, Iaccocca had his time, but not it's time for retirement.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You tell him yourself Vintage, and we'll see what happens!!

        In other words what you are saying is, if it wasn't designed by a 20 year old and put together yesterday, it's "dated" and designed by someone who needs to retire? It's this sort of shallow attitude that pisses me off about my fellow Americans sometimes.

        Were it not for guys like Iacocca, we would not have all of the cool cars we take for granted today!!

        Man, would you say the same thing about Henry Ford, Thomas Edison if they were still alive?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't think this design looks dated at all. I think it is absolutely Fab! Plus it just re-emphasizes in my mind how much better I like the '04-'09 Mustangs styling as compared to the 2010+ models (As great as the new front end is, I still hate the tail light panel on the current gen).
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's as much a replacement for beautiful design work like this as there is a replacement for displacement. I forgot how beautiful the Iacocca Stang looked!
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw one of these driving down the highway in San Diego a few months ago. They have a concept car like presence rolling down the street.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a mess, and it's not even the refreshed version ~ and what's with the PepBoys wheels? Holy chrome, Batman.

      Looks painfully dated. I'm sure Lee's a wonderful man, but I don't think he should be designing cars anymore. Though, it probably goes wonderfully with his Member's Only jacket.

      Kill it with fire.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You do realize this was made two years ago? Way to go.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Go away troll!! This car is gorgeous.

        "it's not even the refreshed version"

        This line alone reveals that you thought this was a new video, but you did not want to admit it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rev

        Thank you, kind sir, for the pleasure of down-voting you not once, but twice!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Meh....I'd rather have a Ronaele Mustang 300E. Instant torque and not nearly as gaudy and kit looking as this Mustang
        • 3 Years Ago
        I sense that will not be a popular opinion.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've only seen a few of these Leno's Garage, but I swear in every one of them he mentioned 1) The hood prop, and 2) Sticking his nose against the glass to see the original Mustang. Please get some new lines, Jay.
      • 3 Years Ago
      :(

      This video makes me sad.

      Iacocca made a couple of commercials for Chrysler just a couple of years ago and he still looked like he was in good shape.
      Not so much in this video.

        • 3 Years Ago
        He needs a new tailor, the baggy clothes make him look much worse.
        • 3 Years Ago
        same thoughts. :(
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish they had done more of that fastback design with the redesigned 2010-12 model. The front end looks great too.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Minus the wheels and Iacocca badging, I rather like it. I wonder how that steed would look in black.
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