Family's beloved car gets Mustang makeover by Ford Motor Co.

Wesley Ryan sold the car to pay for his wife's medical bills; last year, his children saved up their money and got it back for him - but then Ford heard their story.
2:34 | 08/10/19

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Finally tonight, America strong and American muscle. One family, one car and the long love affair that will get your motor running. When you go through Wesley Ryan's old photos, there was one thing that seems to stand out over so many years. That 1993 white Ford mustang gt. Wesley loved this car so much, he called it "Christine." In 2001, Wesley's wife Laura, his high school sweetheart, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the medical bills started to mount. Wesley had no choice. He sold the car he loved so much to part for her cancer treatment. Over the years his wife Laura beat cancer, their kids grew up, all of them never forgetting how much that car meant to their father. So Wesley's children started saving and searching, finding "Christine" on Craig's list, the vin number matched. And here's the moment, Wesley blindfolded, his kids walking him up to the car he parted with 18 years ago. He can't believe it. His son giving him back the title. At one point, so overcome with emotion he's unable to even touch the car, finally realizing it's real. But Wesley and Christine's story doesn't end here. The Ford motor company heard his story, what his kids did for him, what the car meant for the family. They sent over Hennessey performance, a high-end custom shop for car lovers to give Christine a little face lift. Actually a full overhaul starting with a new engine, transmission, custom paint, new interior and cobra style wheels. And when Wesley see's Christine again, you guessed it, more tears. So how does she sound? Now it's Wesley's turn. I'm loss for words. It's beautiful. Reporter: A beautiful car and a beautiful moment. I never thought I'd be in this situation again, and you guys made it happen. Ford, my family. You guys have given me faith and belief again, that we matter, you know, everybody matters. Enjoy the ride. We know you will. Thanks for watching on Friday night. I'm Tom llamas. See you tomorrow. From David and all of us, good night.

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