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01-02-2002 11:59 AM

Sunday was dry so I took the Mustang across town to look at a project and at a stoplight I got honked at by a guy in a light blue 67 with a flowery print vinyl top (Austin Powers comes to mind). Those are kind of rare aren't they? I had almost forgot about them; It sure took me back!

RagTop 01-02-2002 12:28 PM

Did the guy driving have a big collar shirt open three buttons with a gold medallion? I have vague memories of patterned vinyl tops (and lots of other things from the early 70's) but I always assumed they were aftermarket additions. Those weren't factory options, were they?

fordnut 01-02-2002 12:36 PM

A friend of mine bought a new Maverick in 1970 with a pasley top. It also had Houndstooth? interior. He said it was factory.It was a new car.......It was BUTT ugly.......

SHELBY 01-02-2002 12:43 PM

I am suprised there are any left, let alone being driven.

bishir 01-02-2002 12:59 PM

I was just reading a book on cars of the 60's and I remember reading about these tops. They were dealer options that you could order from a catalogue.

CS_GT_red 01-02-2002 01:39 PM

I worked at a Ford dealer in '68-'69. IIRC these were only available as a dealer add-on from local shops, not from the factory.

We would add on anything that the customer would pay for and the salesman could promise/dream-up! Even saw teardrop spotlights added to a 'stang. It hurts now to think about putting that big drill bit through that roof pillar. Must have rusted through in 10 years or less (Texas Gulf Coast!).

mikecalabrese 01-02-2002 02:09 PM

Or how about the houndstooth vinyl topped Mercury Cougars!

01-02-2002 02:36 PM

That's right! And didn't Dodge have a kind of lizard-skin vinyl top going on about then too? I remember a guy in college that had a demon with a half-top done in that horrid stuff.

JP68GTCS 01-02-2002 02:52 PM

is this what you saw?? 67 - 68 mustang "Branded" kit, came with side stripes, horse roof medallions, vinyl top chrome and the flower patterned vinyl top

saw these on ebay awhile back

01-02-2002 08:32 PM

That one sorta has a 'South of the Border' look to it, or maybe just desert southwest? Actually the one I saw was a sort of (it was indeed faded) salmon and white two toned flowery, Rowen and Martin's "Laugh-In" flavor to it. [IMG]/forums/images/icons/wink.gif[/IMG]

I certainly have learned something here today..

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