(from page 1 of the 1964 Collection)
This Wimbledon White was the first 1964 Mustang sold to the public. It was built on March 9, 1964 which was the first day of production. Pre-production models were built prior to March 9th. This Mustang was pre-ordered by a couple who received delivery at Powell Ford in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 16th. Which was one day before the official first day of sale for the new Mustang on March 17th. So, where is the second Mustang sold? Good luck finding it, as 22,000 Mustangs were sold on March 17th! This Mustang was delivered with the following options: Wimbledon White paint, 260ci 2V V8 engine, Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission, Rally Pac gauges, power brakes, power steering, power convertible top, padded visors, reverse lights, a heavy duty battery, full-length console, tinted windshield, a push-button AM radio with antenna, rocker panel moldings, Deluxe wheel covers with spinners, white wall tires, heater delete, seat belt delete, dual outside mirrors, compass, day/night mirror, and 2-speed electric wipers and washer. |
(from page 4 of the 1964 Collection)
This is a 1964 Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car hardtop. This is one of about 185 replicas that were sold in 1964 to the public. Not just any dealer could sell them though. They had to compete for them! The competition, called "Checkered Flag" and "Green Flag" contests, were based on the dealer's sales performance prior to the introduction of the Mustang in April of 1964. The top five dealerships in each district received a Pace Car replica. This car was won by Bennett Ford in Salt Lake City, Utah. The pace cars are all sequentially numbered (VIN) between 111500-126000. They have the same dataplate codes; 65A=hardtop, C=Pace Car White paint, 42=white & blue interior. Many were sold to customers with the stripes and lettering removed. Thirty-seven Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang Pace Car convertibles were created for the actual Indianapolis 500 race. Three of them were modified to be actual pace cars (4-speed transmission, tuned 289ci engines, lowered suspension, and speed rated tires). Another thirty-five convertibles with red, white, or blue interiors were used as Dignitary Cars. They were auctioned to dealerships and sold to the public after the race event.
(from page 9 of the 1964 Collection)
This is an original official 1964 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica. It's a Ford built replica of the one that actually paced the race. This is one of about 40 convertibles and about 190 hardtops built by Ford back in 1964. The convertibles were used as Dignitary (parade) cars at the race, then auctioned off to the dealerships. The hardtops were given straight to dealers. Of all the convertibles, only very few remain. This car has its original 210hp (at 4400rpm), 289 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.
(from page 10 of the 1964 Collection)
Here is a great photo 105 of the original 1964 Mustang Replica Pace Car hardtops all together. Which one of these is the 5F08D172714 car? I think it's the white one third from the front in the second row from the right. Below the cars is Lee Iacocca and their receiving dealers at the "Checkered Flag Winners Day" in Dearborn on May 14, 1964. |
(from page 13 of the 1965 Collection)
Wimbledon White 1965 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Reiny van Uden from Netherlands. It still has it's original 289 4V engine and an manual transmission. Reiny adds, "We bought this car in 1996 from the second owner. The first owner had the car for 29 years. We restored it in 1998/2001 to show condition. We have also the original window sticker. The car is a factory GT."
(from page 32 of the 1965 Collection)
Same setup as the last photo, but showing more of the front end of the Shelby GT350. Looks like the exhaust pipes exit just past the rear axle under the car. I wonder if this one has mufflers?
(from page 32 of the 1965 Collection)
This is a cool shot. I didn't know how cool it was until I got home and reviewed the photos I took. Check out the rain drops half on and half off the stripes. I liked this one so much that it was the cover art for our 2010 Mustang Calendar and the profile shot on our Facebook Fan Page.
(from page 8 of the 1966 Collection)
Wimbledon White 1966 Mustang with a Sprint Package 200 A, 120 hp (at 4400 rpm), 200 cubic inch, inline 6 cylinder engine. Due to the popular demand of the 289 cubic inch V8, 1966 Ford introduced the "Sprint Package 200" followed by what we think might have been an "A" for automatic transmission and "B" for manual. Ford was not very proud of this solution to the engine shortage so the Sprint Package threw in several standard option upgrades for free (center console, courtesy lights, side accent paint stripe color matched with the car's interior, and the deluxe wire-style wheel covers) and advertised the package as a "Limited Edition". The engine on all models came with decal that read "Mustang Powered Sprint 200" on the chrome air cleaner. Most books have the "A" Sprint option listed as Manual transmission and "B" as Automatic. This car is an "A" model according to the invoice and appears to have an automatic transmission although the data tag is hard to verify. We also have a 1968 Sprint with the same situation but the invoice clearly states Sprint "A" and automatic transmission.
(from page 18 of the 1966 Collection)
Wimbledon White 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Dani Joyce from Australia. This is an awesome shot! It was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting August 28, 2011. Dani tells us, "This a very original unrestored 66 coupe. It was built in San Jose, California on 7 Feb 1966. It was imported to Australia in 2010 and I bought it a week after it arrived in the country. The car even arrived with the original pink slip and several US Nationals Parks passes. The car was purchased in the US from the same family who bought the car originally. It is an excellent example of the classic icon."
(from page 27 of the 1968 Collection)
This is an awesome action shot of the 351ci engine going back in!
(from page 17 of the 1970 Collection)
These rocker panels where a $16 option in 1970, these were designed specifically for the Mach 1.
(from page 14 of the 1972 Collection)
1972 surfing advertisement showing a fastback (sportsroof) and hardtop White with blue stripes Sprint Decor optioned Mustangs. The stripe has red outlines and the white interior seats have blue inserts and red piping. This advertisement says that the sprint comes with dual racing mirrors, white sidewall tires, and red white and blue bodyside insignia.
(from page 2 of the 1978 Collection)
The owner has both a White 1978 Cobra II and a Black 1980 Cobra.
(from page 15 of the 1978 Collection)
Yellow, orange, red tri-striped White 1978 Mustang coupe with grille mounted fog lamps and full wheel covers. This Ford promotional photo shows some of the amazing stripe options available in 1978.
(from page 4 of the 1979 Collection)
Close-up of the exterior trunk Ghia emblem or badge.
(from page 7 of the 1985 Collection)
The GMP flier for the 1985 Twister pair describes the pair of diecasts. These cars where first offered in 2004. The white one is part number 8069 while the red one is part number 8070.
(from page 7 of the 1986 Collection)
This is an White 1986 Mustang Saleen hatchback. It's a Saleen factory conversion ID number 22. It is painted in a pearlescent white (re-paint). It has three stripes along its ground effects in three shades of blue. Only 201 Saleens were factory built in 1986. They came in red, white, blue, and black.
(from page 4 of the 1990 Collection)
Cool close up of the 1990 GT turbine style wheels, 5.0 liter fender emblem, and the matching blue body side trim inset.
(from page 22 of the 2008 Collection)
Close-up of the Saleen Watt's Link setup which includes fully tuned struts, shocks, springs and rear sway bar. First designed for and used on the Parnelli Jones Saleen, the Watts-Link suspension is derived from racing and performance applications, and offers the purest in race-type handling. The superior springs, shocks and swaybars provide even greater performance capabilities enabling the tires to remain firmly on the road even in extreme cornering.
(from page 45 of the 2008 Collection)
Another great photo I took of the Performance White 2008 Ford Racing Mustang GT coupe.