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For his wedding anniversary, Lew Mesta scored a modernized ’66 Mustang

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Rebel Kustom Paint

If you want the secret to a long-lasting marriage, you might want to consult with Pat and Lew Mesta. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year, so they know how to keep the romance alive. When we met them at Mustang Week 2015, we got an idea how they have kept that magic in the relationship. It must be true love, because Pat had this car built for her husband as an anniversary present.

Shortly after arriving at the Mustang Week car show we were urged to come check out a ’66 Mustang with a Coyote swap. When we arrived we found the anniversary present the Pat Mesta commissioned for her husband, Lew. This ’66 Mustang is a Hertz Shelby tribute with a completely modern drivetrain and suspension.
Shortly after arriving at the Mustang Week 2015 car show we were urged to come check out a ’66 Mustang with a Coyote swap. When we arrived we found the anniversary present the Pat Mesta commissioned for her husband, Lew. This ’66 Mustang is a Hertz Shelby tribute with a completely modern drivetrain and suspension.

At that moment, we asked if she was willing to give spousal advice. Seriously, most of us would be thrilled with a surprise party attended by all our friends. However, Pat set out to surprise Lew with the Mustang of his dreams.

“Mustang Fever hit Lew when we bought our first car as newlyweds in 1964… a 1965 Mustang coupe. Lew has had a new Mustang for most of our married life,” Pat Mesta explained. “As we approached our 50th anniversary, I wanted to surprise Lew with something special. I picked Dennis Steppe of Rebel Kustom Paint because Dennis had done an excellent job of painting her 2008 Black Mustang Yellow with ghost Real Fire.”

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