(1 photo of a 1964 Vintage Burgundy Mustang Hardtop) Here is a close-up of a floor mounted manual transmission shifter. It is a little pitted. Anyone care to comment what the second position from the bottom is - with the circle?|
(1 photo of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hardtop) 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.
(1 photo of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hardtop) 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.
(3 photos of a 1964 Sunlight Yellow Mustang Hardtop) Nice close-up shot of the air conditioning unit also showing the full center console that mates up to it.
(1 photo of a 1965 Caspian Blue Mustang Hardtop) David Hammer sends us another shot of his Caspian Blue 1965 Mustang. This time, its in a field in front of a bucking horse. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting 5-31-09. This is also our 9000th photo posted to the site! David took this picture in a town nearby called Mustang, Oklahoma.
(1 photo of a 1965 Caspian Blue Mustang Hardtop) Check out this vintage photo taken in September 1964! That's Mike Mooney standing next to his new Caspian Blue 1965 Mustang hardtop. It had the big 289ci 271hp HiPo V8 engine and a manual transmission. This was taken outside the Patuxent River Naval Base while he was visiting his brother. Those look like dual redline tires! Look at the old cars in the background; not sure about the first one, second is a VW bug, third is a 65 LeMans or GTO.
(1 photo of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang GT Hardtop) 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."
(1 photo of a 1966 Sauterne Gold Mustang Hardtop) Gary and Tina have two Mustangs. Here the 1966 Sauterne Gold hardtop is parked next to a 2004 Torch Red GT convertible.
(1 photo of a 1966 Wimbledon White Mustang Sprint Hardtop) 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.
(1 photo of a 1966 Sauterne Gold Green Mustang Hardtop) Looking down the driver's side of this 1966 Mustang. The 289 "V" emblem is for the 289ci 200hp V8 engine under the hood.
(1 photo of a 1966 Sauterne Gold Mustang Hardtop) Sauterne Gold 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Martin Cooper from St Albans, United Kingdom. Martin says that it was imported to the UK in January 2008 and that it was in good original order with high spec. Options include; A-code V8 motor with the smog system still installed, automatic C4 gearbox, 3.00:1 rear axle, dual exhaust, disc brakes, power steering, working air conditioning, working radio, all working instruments, tinted glass, Pony package, console, four safety lap belts, 'Woodrim' steering wheel, and it came with five original wheels.
(1 photo of a 1966 Emberglo Orange Mustang Hardtop) Emberglo 1966 Mustang hardtop, left rear view. Awesome shot!
(1 photo of a 1966 Wimbledon White Mustang Hardtop) 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."
(1 photo of a 1966 Candy Apple Red Mustang Hardtop) This has got to be the best BEFORE and AFTER photo I have seen.
(1 photo of a 1966 Anniversary Gold Mustang Anniversary Hardtop) Cool shot of the full center console.
(1 photo of a 1967 Aspen Red Mustang Ski Country Special Hardtop) This is a rare 1967 Mustang Ski Country Special hardtop owned by Frank Recupero from Okhurst, California. Frank says, I found this special ordered Mustang Ski Country Special on cars.com. I had been looking for a decent 289 Mustang for about a year and found this in my back yard the next town over Coarsegold, California. Owned it for one year and 6 months, I got curious and ran the VIN#. It kept coming up special ordered, so I got more curious and ordered a Marti Report. The Marti Report solved the special order, it was something I never knew existed. What's a Ski Country Special? I did some more research and I'm very happy I did. This is 1 of 247 Ski Country Specials produced according to the Marti Report. I did very little mods. I had painted black stripes and new rims and dual exhaust on it. The rest of the car is stock. I also recovered the original badge for this model. I called the original owner up and asked her what was so special about the car; and she said her dad ordered it as a special model and there was some kind of badge that went on the decklid that was never put back on the car after one repaint. The owner asked me if I wanted the badge and I said sure; and now it's on the rear decklid where the dealer installed it in 1967.
(1 photo of a 1967 Purple Mustang Hardtop) This is an original Purple Metallic 1967 Mustang hardtop owned by Curly Long from Indiana. It was our featured Attitude Of The Week starting 10-5-08. Curly purchased the car from its second owner in 2004 - who knew little about the car's history. Curly sent a sample of the original paint to Marti Autoworks who provided him with the color and color code - Purple Metallic, color code M3203-A. Curly adds, "I've talked to the folks at Marti Autoworks about the car and they are aware of only one other '67 Mustang painted Purple Metallic (it is in Iowa). The car was ordered into Chicago and was an 'Order Type: Fleet". I am currently working with the Village Manager in Lombard, Illinois concerning the car. They are called 'Lilac Town' and have or had a fleet of purple cars. We are trying to determine if my car was ever a part of their fleet or the personal car of one of the city officials." If you can offer Curly any assistance with the origins of his car, please comment below.
(1 photo of a 1967 Bluebonnet Mustang Lone Star Limited Hardtop) This is a 1:64 scale 1967 Lone Star Limited Mustang model built by Greenlight in 2008. The light blue color is a match for the Texas state flower called the bluebonnet. The cars were a territorial special for Texas just as the High Country Special was for Denver and the California Special for California. All 175 Blue Bonnet Special Mustangs where hardtops, had the sprint options package, blue luxury interior, steel styled wheels, with a 200ci in-line six or 289ci V8, and had a gold Lone Star Limited fender badge.
(1 photo of a 1967 Springtime Yellow Mustang GT GT Hardtop) Close-up of all the classic Mustangs lined up at the 2010 Mustang car show in Port Angeles, Washington.
(1 photo of a 1968 Gulfstream Aqua Blue Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) Gulfstream Aqua 1968 Mustang GT/CS California Special hardtop owned by Arlie Moses and now Shane Mills. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for 6-15-08. Options include the C-code 289ci V8 engine, C4 transmission, 3.00 open rear, air conditioning, power steering, and power disc brakes.