(1 photo of a 1967 White Mustang Indy Pacesetter Hardtop) Have you ever seen one of these? Have you ever heard of the Indy Pacesetter Special? It was produced to honor the Indy 500 race, without being an official Indy pacecar. These special dual stripes were unique to the limited edition model. According to the owner, Fran, these stripes have been painted on, we think the original were reflective tape stripes. Features of this special included Scotchlite (reflective) stripes (possibly blue over black dual stripes), special rear grille (white taillight panel with blue stripes as shown here), sporty louvered hood with integrated turn signals, sport tires with the optional V8, bucket seats, blue interior vinyl trim, full carpeting, and full wheel covers with whitewall tires. We believe they all came in Wimbledon White exterior paint. Fran tell us the Marti Report on his car states that 324 were ordered by Allen County Motors of Fort Wayne, Indiana. We've found many newspaper advertisements about the sale of this car in 1967.|
(1 photo of a 1967 Mustang Indy Pacesetter Advertisement) Here is another Limited Edition 1967 Indy Pacesetter Mustang newspaper advertisement. This ad maybe Ford corporate designed since it follows a similar format we found with other Ford ads where the dealer could insert their name and address at the bottom. This ad was placed by Gutwein Motors in the May 25th, 1967 edition of the Monon News of Monon, Indiana.
(1 photo of a 1967 Mustang Branded Hardtop Advertisement) Check out this Branded Mustang ad. The Branded options were dealer added on used 1965-68 Mustangs. This dealer ad is from Ashley Ford, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The ad was shown The News - Palldaium newspaper on January 24, 1969. This ad documents some interesting facts about the option that I haven't seen before. It says that the vinyl tops could be in four patterns - Paisley, Sculptured, Tweed, or Leather. They also came in 15 different colors. Or you could get just white or black. The stripes came in five different colors. And the emblems came in either a gold or silver color finish. Another interesting item is that this dealership offered the Branding option to a your own Mustang if you brought it in.
(1 photo of a 1967 Deep Metallic Gold Mustang Limited Edition 400 Hardtop Advertisement) mustang Here is a new one! This is an advertisement of a 1967 Limited Edition 400 special model for the Chicagoland area only as it states. We have found several versions of this advertisement published in the Chicagoland area on December 8th, 1966. It says, Announcing a new Limited Edition Mustang. Only 400 people in the USA will be driving one of these special Mustangs (and they'll all be in the Chicagoland Area). Mustang Hardtop - Limited Edition 400, built for the Chicagoland area only! Specially painted in a distinctive, deep metallic gold. Special high-style trim and deluxe equipment includes: new automatic/manual SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic, radio, deluxe wheel covers, "breather" hood louvers with turn signal indicators, bright-metal moldings at wheel cutouts and rear deck lid, Limited Edition 400 emblem on fender, personal nameplate on instrument panel. Order now - when these are gone there won't be any more! We are not sure what the Limited Edition 400 fender emblem looks like but there is a drawing of the instrument panel nameplate. We found this ad for Bradshaw Ford in the December 8th, 1966, edition of the Blue Island Sun-Standard of Blue Island, Illinois. Blue Island is in the south part of Chicago. We've never heard of this special model before. If anyone has more information, let us know.
(1 photo of a 1967 Mustang Stallion Fastback Advertisement) This ad was placed by Mainway Ford in the July 1967 edition of Canada Track & Traffic magazine. There were 8 of these cars built by Mainway Ford of Toronto, Canada which mixed Ford Mercury Cougar parts with the 1967 Mustang.
(1 photo of a 1967 Mustang Lone Star Limited Hardtop Advertisement) It's here! A new Texas Ford Dealer exclusive! Special Limited-Edition Mustang... says a Ford advertisement in the May 11th, 1967, edition of The Gilmer Mirror newspaper of Gilmer, Texas. It says, This specially built, custom-equipped Mustang Hardtop is a Lone Star exclusive. Texas Ford Dealers have ordered all they can get - and you still won't see many around because this is a special limited-production model. Check the extras you get - all included in the special low price! GT hood with built-in turn signal indicators, rocker panel moldings, wheel covers, chromed air cleaner, whitewalls, vinyl-covered shift lever (with Cruise-O-Matic option), Lone Star Limited emblem. This ad was placed by the Long Motor Company. The same ad was placed by Bill Utter Ford in the April 14th, 1967, edition of the Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper in Denton, Texas.
(1 photo of a 1967 Mustang Centennial Special Hardtop Advertisement) Here is a full view of the lower part of the Nebraska 1967 Centennial Special Hardtop Mustang listing the included Sports Sprint options as well as the Ford Custom 500 Centennial White Sale Special in Brittany Blue or Wimbledon White. There was also a Galaxie 500 in two-tone exterior color combinations or the same four Centennial Special colors of the Mustang Centennial Special: Centennial Blue, Lincoln Green, Summer Wheat, and Big Red.
(2 photos 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.
(5 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang T-5 Convertible) This amazing 1968 Sunlit Gold T-5 Mustang comes to us from Mario Sikorski of Ingolstadt, Germany, and was our featured Attitude Of The Week for December 7th, 2008. Mario tells us that his T-5 has been restored, has all its matching factory numbers, and according to the Marti report this is a one of a kind. When these cars were exported to Germany, Ford could not register the "Mustang" name for sale. Ford replaced the "Mustang" emblems with "T-5" emblems. T-5 Mustangs exist from 1964 through 1979.
(1 photo of a 1968 Dandelion Yellow Mustang GT Rainbow Of Colors Fastback) This is a special order yellow, 1968, Mustang GT is one of the Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustangs from California. It is owned by Reiny van Uden from Volkel, The Netherlands, and is our Attitude Of The Week for the week of July 15th, 2012. The yellow of the Rainbow of Colors promotion went by many names in advertisements including Dandelion Yellow, Yummy Yellow and Razzle-Dazzel Yellow. Many of the promotional cars were Sprint optioned hardtops. This is more rare since it is a GT fastback. See the previous photos in this set to see how it looked before Reiny changed out the wheels and had the C-stripe put back on.
(1 photo of a 1968 Special Gold Paint Mustang Golden Mustang Limited Edition Hardtop) Russell Crull may have found an Iowa/Illinois specially gold painted 1968 territorial special edition Mustang called the Golden Mustang Limited Edition. The special promotional Mustangs featured special gold paint, louvered hood, sport wheel covers, and a special Golden Mustang Limited Edition badge. Russell ordered a Marti report which confirmed that his car is a Golden Mustang and it was ordered by Bemis Motor in Oregon, IL and sold in April of 1968. Stay tuned for more information.
(4 photos of a 1968 Seafoam Green Mustang Challenger Special Hardtop) Another view of Kerry's Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang Challenger Special hardtop with black vinyl roof, white side C-stripes, and argent style GT wheels. Under the hood is a 1968 GT350 302ci V8 with an original dealer modified Shelby intakes and a special 4118 Holley carburetor. The Mustang Challenger was a Mississippi dealer special promotion but similar options and upgrades were offered by other dealers across the nation.
(1 photo of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang Cardinal Edition Hardtop Advertisement) This is a newspaper advertisement for the 1968 Cardinal Edition Mustang. This is a Ford ad where dealerships could insert their name and address at the bottom. We found this ad for the Cardinal Special Mustang at Petersburg Motor Company in the March 22nd, 1968, edition of The Progress-Index of Petersburg, Virginia. The photo shows the rooftop Cardinal Special emblem, flip-open chromed gas cap, black interior, GT stripe, wheel lip moldings, wheel covers, 200ci inline six cylinder engine, and special paint (Candyapple Red or possibly Wimbledon White).
(1 photo of a 1968 Cream Mustang Dixie Special Hardtop) Frank Fulton found this non-production light yellow 1968 Mustang hardtop. When he ordered the Marti report, he found that it was a Dixie Special. These were special painted and emblem-ed Mustangs ordered by dealers in the Mississippi and Louisiana area. See a local advertisement.
(2 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Golden Nugget Special Hardtop Advertisement) Advertisement for the 1968 Seattle area Golden Nugget special Mustang we found in the January 26th, 1968 edition of the Seattle Times. We found several of these advertisements in the January and February issues of the Seattle Times newspaper to promote the 525 specially painted and optioned Mustangs. This advertisement says, "Exclusive for this area only! Specially ordered, specially painted Mustangs, each with a golden plaque for the dash panel bearing the customer's name. Sunlit gold color, with black vinyl top, black hood panels. Black stripe. Whitewalls. Wheel covers. Plus all the better ideas that make Mustang America's favorite, most imitated sports car. More Mustang than ever for '68." This ad also shows what the golden dash plate looks like (of course in black and white and in a different scale...) We think this advertisement was payed for by Ford since it has no local dealership listed, which may mean that the Golden Nugget Special promotion was a Ford promotion rather than a group of dealers. Another indication is the special order number of 1111 which appears on the door data tag of each car after the DSO code of 74 indicating the Seattle area. This 1111 code appears to be special since it was also used in 1966 for the 50 special limited edition Millionth Anniversary Mustangs.
(2 photos of a 1968 Mustang Territorial Special Hardtop Advertisement) Mustang Colt and Lady Mustang limited edition 1968 Mustang hardtop newspaper advertisement from Bill Marsh Ford of Newtown, Pennsylvania. We found this advertisement in the May 9th, 1968 edition of the Bucks County Courier Times of Levittown, Pennsylvania. It's a his and hers sale. Both Mustangs have names plates, numbered identification badges, bullet tip front fenders, and other upgrades. These special models appear to be mostly dealer added options and only offered at Marsh Ford. See the other photos of this set for more details.
(2 photos of a 1968 Candyapple Red Mustang GT High Country Special Hardtop) This amazing Candyapple Red 1968 High Country Special Mustang hardtop was at the 2010 MCA Grand Nationals held in Bellevue, Washington. The High Country Special was offered in the Denver area and featured the rear wing, fog lamps, and side scoops from the Shelby GT500, sport wheel covers, louvered hood, side stripes, and High Country Special badges.
(1 photo of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Golden Nugget Special Hardtop) I photographed this Sunlit Gold 1968 Golden Nugget Special at the 2011 Mustang Round-up car show in Bellevue, Washington. It was actually one of two Golden Nugget Specials at the show. 525 of these were built for a special promotion in the Seattle area. Included in the package was a golden plaque for the dash panel bearing the customer's name, Sunlit Gold paint, black vinyl top, black hood panels, black stripe, whitewalls, and sport wheel covers. Checkout the Seattle Times advertisement I found on this special promotion.
(2 photos of a 1968 Special Gold Mustang Golden Mustang Limited Edition Hardtop Advertisement) Newspaper advertisement we found for the 1968 Golden Mustang Limited Edition which was available at least in the Illinois/Iowa area. It says, The Golden Mustang comes to Ford Country. America's unmistakable, favorite sports car. Specially painted Golden Mustangs for this area only. Special emblem. Special price. First come, first served. Some of the features shown are hood vent louvers, hood-mounted turn-indicators, floor-mounted stick, bucket seats, special gold paint, wheel covers, full carpet, whitewalls, and special emblem. The emblem is shown (probably in gold and black) with a star and the Golden Mustang Limited Edition lettering. We just got confirmation that these cars exist and have a blank paint code indicating a non-standard production special gold paint and that they were order in the Davenport Iowa area. We found this advertisement in the February 15th edition of the Monticello, Iowa, Express newspaper placed by Freese Motors. We also found the exact ad in the February 19th, 1968 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; another by "Service Motor Sales" on 881 Wells Street, Burlington, Iowa; another at Winebrenner-Dreusicke Ford, 1 East College, Iowa City; one from Harold Triem Ford in Postville, Iowa; and one from Grant Williams Ford Sales 'FORDTOWN' on First ave east at 40th street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
(1 photos of a 1968 Mustang Rainbow Of Colors Advertisement) Here is a key Ford newspaper advertisement for the West 1968-69 Rainbow of Colors promotional sale which allowed new Mustang owners choices in "wild" special order colors as well as sporty upgrades. It is the earliest newspaper advertisement we have found, and it appears to be one created by Ford which allows participating dealers to add their name and address to the bottom. The advertisement doesn't give much information other than that there are 10 special colors, limited to 500 Mustangs, and only offered in the West. We think that due to the success of this promotion, some dealerships extended it beyond 500 Mustangs, included more than 10 colors, and extended the promotion into 1969. We found this advertisement in the February 14th, 1968 edition of the Ukiah Daily Journal of Ukiah, California.