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post #46 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 08:05 AM
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THIS IS THE ODDEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN WITH VIN NUMBERS LOWER THAN 500. MY CARS 5F08F100280 AND 5F08U100465 BOTH HAVE SMALLER HOLES FOR THEIR DOOR LOCKS. THEY HAVE NO SPACER. NORMAL DOORS FROM 1964-1966 HAVE A HOLE THE SIZE OF A DIME, AND A PLASTIC RING IS PLACED IN THERE AS A SPACER,I THINK ITS CALL A GROMET? THE FIRST 500 CARS OR SO DO NOT HAVE THE HOLE THE SIZE OF A DIME, THEY ARE THE SIZE OF A BIC PEN. WILD HUH?






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Yep Chuck - I know what you mean. I've seen this, right along with valve cover versus timing cover oil fillers. No rhyme or reason to this pattern. As random as the people who built these cars.
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Dunno if I responded - but thanks for your kind words. I've never run out of interest for these cars - nor the friendships I have gained through the years as a result. When I bought my first Mustang in 1974, I never dreamed it would become my life. And to think, I paid $400 for that old used '67 Mustang. My buddy paid $150.00 for it

Does anyone out there know Melvin Motors in Bowie, Maryland? Lots of Mustangs through this dealership. Hey Bill Whiteside, you tuned in?
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We have one early Mustang here in Sweden (#5F07U100155)! This 05C with DSO91 came here two weeks before the 17th of April and was covered until the big day!
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Any pictures? Was it shipped to a dealer there for the big day or what? Is it on the road today?


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#100122 came to Finland and 100159 to Norway, 100145 is now in Paris, France.
The Swedish car i restored today!
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1969 # 100011

Hi Jim, My name is Ray . I own # 10011 1969 428 Mustang. So far as I can tell this car is the earliest built 69 know to exist, It also happens this car was a show unit for Ford Motor Co. Shown in 1968 at COBO HALL in Detroit. The build date on the door is 04G (July 4th) ... I have owned this car for 29 years and have accumulated a lot of information, But I am always on the hunt for more information and documentation.

If you are interested in # 10011 story I will be glad to share it. I am including one of the photo's of # 10011 Show Car, taken in 1968 at COBO HALL
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Awesome, congratulations. So can we see it?

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I didn't bother to read all 5 pages but did anyone mention to talk to TIME magazine regarding their early Photo documentation of the early mustangs ?

I suspect they still have them in archives somwhere.

Anyone have any Time magazines from that period ?
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Just to add something here for continuation and maybe an update?. This is an early Alan Mann car from February 1964 received for suspension testing at Goodwood. Both Alan Mann and his mechanics John Grant and Brian Lewis confirmed the early date in interviews we did with them.

John Grant told me it carried a serial no. ending with #3, also written on the front frame. Car was stored at Roy Pierpoints shop upon arrival, until all emblems were pulled before it went to Goodwood. Feedback after these tests was given to Ford USA. This car was at Alan Manns raceshop way before the Tour de France cars arrived. There is a report that this car is still around in the UK and the car being under restoration.
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