OWNERS NAME: Barbara Scalla
SUB MODEL: Convertible
BRIEF MANUFACTURER DETAILS AND SIGNIFICANT HISTORY OF CAR:
In the early 1960s, Lee Iacocca, vice president and general manager of Ford, envisioned a sporty youth-market car based on the compact Falcon. Developed in record time on a shoe-string budget, Ford introduced the 1965 Mustang at the World Fair on April 17, 1964, to instant acclaim. Ford planned for 100,000 first-year sales, but dealers sold 22,000 on the first day. The Ford Mustang launched a whole new genre of automobiles, known as pony cars.
Ford marketed the original Mustang as a 1965 model, though Ford made several production changes to cars built after August 1964, by which time Ford had already sold 120,000. Hobbyists refer to early Mustangs as 1964½ models, while post-August cars are 1965s. The Mustang launched with convertible and coupe body styles, with the
fastback joining the lineup as a late 1964. A plethora of options enabled buyers to configure their Mustang as anything from an economical runabout to a weekend race car. Total sales for the 1965 model (including 1964½ early release cars) was 681,000—nearly seven times Fords projections.
BRIEF STORY OF THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE:
This car was born in the Dearborn Michigan plant. Originally as a Mint Green color, however, through its life and eventual restoration it was changed to a more appealing Signal Red finish. It was ordered with a white convertible top, wire hub cap wheels, power steering, power convertible top and “Pony” Interior. Spending most of its later years in
Colorado, it was purchased in 2019 at the Kissimmee Mecum auction and brought to Miami. Lovingly cared for and always garaged and in an air-conditioned environment. It is powered by a 289 Cubic Inch engine “C” Code engine which produced 200 Horsepower out of the factory. Equipped with a PowerGlide 3 speed transmission which truly does
allow it to “Glide” on the road…even 57 years later!.
Original MSRP in 1966 $2,652