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real 66 playmate pink mustang?

Hello,
A friend of mine was offered a 66 Mustang and he was told the car is an original "playmate pink" car:



Now we are trying to find out whether this car is REALLY one of these rare finds.
I couldn't find any information that confirms that this car shall be 100% real.
One of the problems is: The car is already repainted as you can see on the following pic of the door tag.

Is it possible to solve this mystery with the help of the D.S.O. Code (as it is for example with the 1.000.000 Anniversairy Gold Mustangs)? Here's the picture of the Door Tag:


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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 08:22 AM
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My '66 FB has factory overspray on the floor underneath the rear seats cushion. Check there first. Dean

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Paul,
Ckeck with Jon on his web site, he may be able to help.

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very interesting, looks like it could be legit. Does the car have a buck tag? If it does, the numbers would be a dead giveaway, if not, a little more snooping may be needed. Do you have any other pictures of the car?
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By the tag alone, It looks legit, but you'd have to check more areas for original paint as suggested. It was definately a "SPECIAL ORDER" LA DSO car..no doubt about that. ..But all this really proves is that the car was a special order car with special order paint...Everything looks as it should, but You will have to look underneath the back seat, in the trunk, and behing the kick panels to check for the original color.

Looks like the real deal to me..

Sweet find!



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..... Does the car have a buck tag?....
FYI -- '65-66 San Jose cars did not have buck tags -- so please don't think it is missing. Dean
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My mistake, I didn't look at the San Jose code
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Thank you all for the first information. I have a few pictures but as i think none of them are very significant (except for the trunk picture perhaps). I'll show you the most interesting ones:

The Under carriage:





In my opinion there's a slight overspray of the new paint job but there are no clues to the old one.

The area at the Rocker Panel Molding:



And the only picture of the trunk area i have:



Could such a overspray come from the factory? I think we should ask the seller for more pictures of the trunk area.

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That's pretty good as they were painted with the decklid on. Color would be stronger under the trunk mat. Looking like it could be the real deal. For sure it had special paint.
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Looks like it's probably legit. The trunk is the indicator. the exterior color looks wrong, but inside the trunk it looks an awful lot like Ford Dusk Rose. Having seen multiple 65/66 pink mustangs and having been able to compare their colors, I would say that odds are good this one is real, although it's current exterior color looks off from what it would have been originally.
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As a June car, it could easily have been Dusk Rose, late year cars could often be purchased with "next year colors" as a sales promotion.

Look at the top of the steel under the package tray, that's the best place to find a good clean area of factory overspray. Body shops might paint the trunk area under the package tray, but almost never paint the car with the rear glass out, getting paint on the top of the tray, but Ford did.

This is 1967 Dusk Rose:
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As a June car, it could easily have been Dusk Rose, late year cars could often be purchased with "next year colors" as a sales promotion.

Look at the top of the steel under the package tray, that's the best place to find a good clean area of factory overspray. Body shops might paint the trunk area under the package tray, but almost never paint the car with the rear glass out, getting paint on the top of the tray, but Ford did.

This is 1967 Dusk Rose:
I think all of the 1965/1966 pink mustangs were actually dusk rose...

Original 1965 “playmate pink” color The Pink Mustang Blog

(I don't know how to insert the image into this post, sorry)
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It was customary for Ford to rob colors out of the "fleet colors" Grabber colors are an example. Colors were reused. Examples: Tahoe Turquoise was used in 66 & 68
57 Ford color Starmist Blue later was used as Skylight Blue for 1964. Yes, the Pink looks the same as the Pink 57 Birds.
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John, I'm glad to see the photos I sent you are being put to good use on your blog.

I also have come to believe 65/66 Playmate pink is dusk rose. Wish I had known that when I painted my car 13 years ago. We matched the color to inside the fender, but didn't have a paint number to order it.

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John, I'm glad to see the photos I sent you are being put to good use on your blog.

I also have come to believe 65/66 Playmate pink is dusk rose. Wish I had known that when I painted my car 13 years ago. We matched the color to inside the fender, but didn't have a paint number to order it.

J.

Joyce, I'm glad to hear that you concur with me on this. I've been working very hard to verify this with a buck tag from a 65/66 pink mustang, but have not been able to do so. part of the problem that I ran into when color matching was that the paint under the hood of mine has faded considerably, and is not nearly as vibrant as dusk rose. The paint on the floor pan is also very pale so I wasn't sure where exactly the proper color was. after dismantling the car, I became confident of the dusk rose theory, the only other question I have on the vehicle is if the 65/66 cars were acrylic or non-acrylic. Kevin Marti believes they were acrylic with a hand rub finish, which would make the final paint process on my resto very different (and more expensive) than a typical 65 mustang.

Thank you so much for weighing in on that, I've been meaning to shoot you an email about the color! I'm hardly an expert on mustangs, so to hear from a real expert (who actually owns a pink one!) is fantastic!
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