1965 FORD MUSTANG NO. 00002

1965 FORD MUSTANG NO. 00002

1965 FORD MUSTANG NO. 00002

It might be serial number 00002, but as no. 00001 went to a convertible, this 1965 Ford Mustang is the very first Mustang hardtop. Exhaustively researched by historian Bob Fria, it’s unclear whether the convertible or this car rolled off the assembly line first. What is clear is that it was built during pre-production preparation and was meant to end up at a Vancouver dealer to be on display for the car’s introduction. Instead, it was accidentally misrouted and ended up in the cold of the Yukon. Fria eventually tracked the car down in 1997, and it underwent a two-year restoration that returned it to its original condition — complete with a date code correct 170ci inline 6-cylinder engine. As a result, it’s not only a supremely rare piece of automotive history but one that’s in pristine condition, as well.

2017-03-23T23:18:48+00:00 Tags: , , , , |
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