(Northern Illinois Classics Photo)
A working smoke alarm and fast-acting firefighters recently saved a prized car collection in Illinois.
Among the cars that were saved from the flames was the first Mustang ever built — a 1964 1/2 convertible that is also billed as the first Mustang ever sold to the public.
The Wauconda Fire Department preserved millions of dollars in vintage cars and memorabilia Feb. 9 after a fire started at Northern Illinois Classic Auto.
Authorities said the Wauconda Fire Department responded to the working fire alarm at 7:34 p.m. and found a fire burning under the hood of a 1968 Oldsmobile. The blaze was quickly extinguished and no other cars caught fire.
The vintage Mustang is listed for sale for $5.5 million on the dealership Web site,
Initial damages to the building were about $250,000, according to published reports.
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