World’s Fair: 64 1/2 Ford Mustang
The New York World’s Fair just celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The theme of every Fair is a look into the future to see what could be possible. Many things that were forecasted at the Fair have come true. No, we don’t mean frozen Belgian waffles or the video telephone. We refer to the smashing success of the Ford Mustang. Ford took the opportunity to promote the heck out of their new model at the Fair and featured it in the Ford Rotunda Pavillion. We have vague memories of waiting for the new pony car convertible to transport us through the exhibit. So we let Galaxies, Fairlanes and Mercurys pass us by until one came along the line. Today’s find is pretty rare we think primarily because it is a very early production car with a D-Code engine. D-Codes (289 V-8, 4 barrel) became A-Codes in later cars. Not only is this a 289 4-barrel but it is a 4-speed toploader. We are pretty sure it has drum brakes but they can easily be updated. The console and Rally-Pac are very rare in these early cars. The color isn’t our favorite but it is a popular color choice for cars of the period. The photos show a fairly solid California car with one repaint in the original color. The interior is original and a little worn but may be able to be improved a bit. Overall it looks a little dull but then again, they all did back in the day. We like it because we like all V8, 4-speed Mustangs. Click here for the listing.