(from page 7 of the 1964 Collection)
Poppy Red 1964 Mustang convertible owned by Gene Walinski from Simi Valley, California. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting June 26, 2016. It was originally Poppy Red and still has it's original 260ci engine. Gene had this story to share, "I bought this Mustang in 1978 for $400 with around 38000 miles on it. She had an 'Earl Sheib' $19.95 chalky red paint job with spray painted stripes along the hood and body-side contours and a street car bell mounted under the car below the driver's seat. It had been outdoors for years. With my sister and I both taking classes on body, paint and upholstery, as well as my father having a repair shop, we managed to paint it back to its original color, sew new upholstery, and replace the top in about two years. It was beautiful and remained completely stock for the next 35 years except for a four row radiator, front disc brakes and a set of '68 GT500KR wheels. Eventually, in 1998, it got a new paint job (free) from a body shop I had been referring work to, got some new tires and the wheels polished (also for free) from a local tire and wheel shop where we had wheel and tire
packages installed on new Mercedes and Volvos from the dealership where I
worked. A couple of years ago, I decided to make a 'tribute' car or 'tribute' to Carol Shelby at which time, my wife deemed it the Wanna-be, resulting in the GT 1AB stripe and license plate. (won-a-b). I added stripes, tribar headlamps, engine dress up kit and a 'euro Brace' and Monte Carlo bar under the hood. It's never been wrecked, lives in then garage and hasn't been washed in two years or so. I think it's one of the best looking color combinations ever made and people everywhere I go say so too. Still
has the original 260 V8 2bbl and the generator and will be going strong for many years to come!" |
(from page 5 of the 1966 Collection)
This Emberglo 1966 Mustang GT fastback with K-code engine was the Attitude Of The Week for 9/16/2007. The GT package was very popular in 1966 because the option sold for $152.20 and included the high-performance 271hp (at 6000rpm), 289 cubic inch, V8 engine; dual exhaust; fog lamps; special ornamentation; disc brakes; GT racing stripes and handling package components. This Mustang shows off its Red Band nylon tires which was a option for $48.89, and styled steel wheels for $93.84. This photo is available in two wallpaper sizes; 800-600 wallpaper and 1024-768 wallpaper.
(from page 38 of the 1966 Collection)
Emberglo 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Dale Smith from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 10, 2010. Dale tells us, "I bought it from Auto Investors in Dothan Alabama in 2008. I put about six thousand miles on it this year. I am really loving the thrill of owning and driving such a beautiful classic car."
(from page 47 of the 1966 Collection)
This amazing Emberglo orange 1966 Mustang hardtop with steel styled wheels is our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting June 16th, 2013. Besides the steel styled wheels, this car has a parchment pony interior, and a 289 V8 under the hood. I photographed this car last year at the Mustang Round up car show in the Seattle area.
(from page 5 of the 1968 Collection)
This rare 1968 Madagascar Orange Mustang hardtop from the west coast Rainbow of Colors promotion is owned by Dale Olson of Rohnert Park, California. It was our Attitude Of The Week for December 28th, 2008. Dale writes, I got this car in 1990 and finished restoring it in 1996.
It was not show room quality, but it was a very nice car. For the entire time I've had it, I was misreading the data plate and didn't know exactly what the car was. Even few years ago I did search on internet of Orange 68 Mustang, and got nothing. Just within the past few weeks I finally
found out the car was a part of the Rainbow Mustang promotion of 68
and 69. I don't have the original engine in it because when I got the
car someone had put a straight six in it. I also had a 67 mustang with
a 289 4v that was usable so I rebuilt it. Also no longer have the C4
automatic for it. I put in the Ford design 4 speed (RUG-E2), but no
modifications other than bolt-ons. The car only has 23,000
miles on it since restoring it, but due to it sitting outside in the
weather, it needs to be completely restored again (except the
engine, transmission, and rear end). We've included some scanned in photos after its first restoration in 1996, hopefully Dale can get us more in the future. Also take a look at our Rainbow of Colors special information page to see what we believe all 13 colors from the Rainbow of Colors promotion looked like along with photos of other Rainbow of Colors cars.
(from page 6 of the 1968 Collection)
Mike Abajian Jr of Texas owns this beautiful 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional red orange Mustang hardtop. Mike writes: I bought this original 'Rainbow of Colors' car on-line about two years ago. The gentleman who restored this car initially intended to part it out. He opted to restore its original Calypso Coral special order paint (known as
Flower Power Orange in '68). Mike's 1968 Mustang was our Attitude Of The Week for February 1st, 2009.
(from page 18 of the 1968 Collection)
This is a Flower Power Red 1968 Rainbow Of Colors Mustang convertible. It is owned by Don Croft. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 30, 2011. The Rainbow Of Colors promotion ran on the west coast on 1968 and 1969 Mustangs. They featured special paint offerings in all colors of the rainbow. This one was sold new at Highland Park Motors Inc. in Los Angeles, California. Don tells us, "I bought it back in 2004, and was told by the previous owner it was 'Grabber Orange'. I knew at the time this wasn't correct as Grabber Orange was a '69 color, and bit lighter than the shade of my Mustang. I had wondered since about the correct color, until last year when I stumbled onto your website, which encouraged me to run the Marty Report..." Besides the special order paint, the Marty Report listed the following options: 289-2V Engine, Parchment Power Top w/ Glass Backlite, C-4 Cruise-O-Matic Transmission,
F70X14 Wide Oval Tires, White Sidewall Nylon Tires, Air Conditioner - Selectaire, AM/8-Track Stereo Radio, and Tinted Glass
(from page 25 of the 1968 Collection)
John Roessel sent us these photos of this amazing car he used to own. It is a Madagascar Orange 1968 Mustang GT Rainbow Of Colors Edition Mustang fastback. It had it's original S-code 390ci V8 and an automatic transmission. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 23, 2012. The Rainbow Of Colors special editions were offered on the west coast for 1968 and 1969. Here's more information.
(from page 34 of the 1968 Collection)
Calypso Coral 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by Michael Williams from Adelaide , South Australia. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting May 11, 2014. Michael tells us, "I bought this car from an importer in 2011 and set about restoring it myself. It was originally a Limegold and Parchment vinyl roof car. Its been repainted in Calypso Coral with a black vinyl roof. The Ivy Gold interior has also bee replaced with a new black interior. I've had every nut and bolt out and know the car intimately now. I managed to track down the previous owner in California, who was very surprised to find the car had made it downunder and he was able to fill in some of its history. It recently attended the Mustang 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Geelong Australia, after driving it halfway across the country and back."
(from page 8 of the 1969 Collection)
Grabber Orange 1969 Mustang Shelby GT350 convertible owned by Jim Srp from Boerne, Texas. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting April 3, 2011. Jim adds, "Purchased two years ago. It is an original Colorado car and owned by the same family since 1980. Ford produced only four Grabber Orange convertibles and this is one of two four speeds. All original parts, drivetrain and motor and just completed a frame off restoration."
(from page 20 of the 1969 Collection)
Calypso Coral 1969 Mach 1 Mustang fastback owned by Tom Patterson from Poulsbo Washington. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 7, 2016. It has the 428-4V Cobra Jet V8 engine and a manual transmission. This was originally a Purple painted Rainbow of Colors promotion Mustang. Tom tells us more, "This Mustang was purchased out of Michigan about a year and half ago. I came with some additional touches making not quite stock. It has a Shelby roll bar installed, 1970 hood locks, and the roof emblems were removed giving it a cleaner look. This car was originally purchased from Russ Davis Ford in Covina, California under the Rainbow of Colors promotion with a color code of WT9106 or Purple."
(from page 24 of the 1969 Collection)
Check out Vincent Pirrone's 1969 Mustang GT fastback. It is our featured "Attitude Of The Week" for November 7, 2019. Vincent shares, "When I graduated High School in 1982, I got a job on a used car lot
and it came in on trade. I traded the car my parents gave me for graduation, a 1976 AMC Pacer for it. Trade in Value $850. It has been
restored 3 times over the years. The Last time, 2004, I modified it
for me. Now it still has a 351w C9OE Block, 40 over, Flat top pistons
and stock Crank, retrofitted with a Crane roller cam, Victor JR heads,
Edelbrock Pro-Flo EFI. And headed up by Twin Paxton Superchargers, and
Backed with an Art Carr Extreem AOD with 3600 Stall Converter. The
exterior is stock. Color is a Mitsubishi color from 2005, Rotor Glow.
Wheels are 2003 Mustang. Seats are 2005 Mustang GT. Roll Bar and custom Interior. VERY, Fun to drive!"
(from page 2 of the 1970 Collection)
Calypso Coral 1970 Mustang Grande hardtop owned by Rick Pierce from Bowling Green, Kentucky. This Mustang still has it's original 351ci engine. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting 8-17-08. Rick has this story to share, "I rode in the car when it was new. It belonged to a friend of my family. I purchased the car in August of 1977 to drive to college and have driven all over the Southeast until now. The Grande was disassembled and painted by a friend, which turned into a three year process. It was completed two years ago . I have had it at several local shows and someone will always come up and ask 'What is it?' or tells me 'Ford didn't build a Granada in 1970'. So many experts out there."
(from page 17 of the 1970 Collection)
Grabber Orange 1970 Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback with a 300hp (at 5400rpm), 351 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine. The 1969/70 Shelby was the first Mustang to use Grabber Orange paint. This Shelby was also our featured Attitude Of The Week for December 23rd, 2007.
(from page 39 of the 1970 Collection)
This amazing Grabber Orange 1970 Mach 1 Mustang is a Twister Special replica. I was driving through Bellevue, Washington and couldn't believe what I saw for sale at a local car dealer. So I went right home to get my camera, and it was our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting August 7th, 2011.
(from page 39 of the 1970 Collection)
Check out this spooky Calypso Coral 1970 Mach 1 Mustang fastback. This is our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting October 31, 2011. This car was photographed at the 33rd annual Mustang and All-Ford Show in Springfield, Illinois this summer. Photo was taken by and edited by Jessica Klein. More shots of this Mach-1 to follow this evening.
(from page 3 of the 1973 Collection)
This special ordered Calypso Coral or Competition Orange 1973 Mustang Mach 1 is owned by Ron Hatchen of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and was our Attitude Of The Week for August 23rd, 2009. Ron says, The car was purchased in 1993 as a #5 basket case it is now a #1 show car restored by me, to Mustang Club of America concours driven status. It has the following options: Ram-air, C-6 automatic transmission, power steering, power disc brakes, front and rear spoilers, convenience group, Mach 1 sports interior, full gauges including tachometer, AM/8-track, console, rear window defrost, sport deck rear seat, interior decor group, rear bumper guards and Magnum 500's.
(from page 2 of the 1974 Collection)
This Medium Copper (Chestnut) 1974 Mach 1 is owned by Bobby Aldrich and is our Attitude of the Week starting August 28, 2017. Bobby writes, I bought my 1974 Mustang Mach1 project car from Arnold Marks at Mustangs Etc. in Van Nuys, CA. in July of 2015. The car had been sitting with 152K and a broken off crank pulley bolt since 1986. I had the car shipped to me after seeing a few pictures of it. I love the original cooper color with tan interior. I like my cars some what stock looking. I found the engine was not original to the car and with all of the parts that were missing, I decided to added and delete options to make the car the way I would have ordered it in 1974. It had a 2.8L V6, C/4, A/C, P/S, PB and a 6 3/4" rear end with 3:55 gears. The options I chose were a 2.3L that gave you a $ 229 credit when ordered on the Mach 1. A 4 speed, PB, No A/C or P/S, a 8" rear end with 3:00 gears. Ford didn't offer 3:00 in 74 I just had to have the freeway gears, console, clock, deluxe door panels, rear sway bar and a AM FM 8 track stereo. I also added aftermarket rear window louvers. I've done all of the work on the car myself and made all of the changes the way they would have been done at the factory, I used all of the correct parts including wire harnesses. I used NOS and reproduction parts when I could find them and reconditioned used parts when I had to. 1974 Mustangs are even rare among Mustang II's in 2016. I have found the 1974's have many unique one year only parts. I will use the car for weekend driving and car shows along with my
four other Mustang II's.
(from page 1 of the 1978 Collection)
Tangerine 1978 Mustang II coupe owned by Don Klatt from Oregon, Ohio. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for 8-24-08. This car still wears its original paint. Factory options include 170ci V6 engine, Fashion accessory package, hood ornament, illuminated entry, illuminated driver's side vanity mirror, center console, and four-way adjustable driver's side seat. Don adds, "This little car is AWESOME!"
(from page 1 of the 1981 Collection)
Bright Bittersweet 1981 Mustang Cobra hatchback owned by K. VanderPol from Washington. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 7, 2010. This Cobra has the 4.2L (256ci) V8 engine and an automatic transmission. The owner says, "I bought this car in February of 1987 with 45,000 miles. It now has 101,000 but sits in the garage covered."