While the 2015 Mustang may have been the star of the Ford display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford also brought out some classic renditions of America’s favorite pony car for us to drool over as well. One of those is this 1965 Mustang Convertible you see here. What’s so special about it, you ask? Well, it’s actually the first production Mustang ever built. That’s right, this is Mustang #00001.
While the Wimbledon White convertible has been owned by Ford nearly it’s entire life, it was originally sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker, an airline pilot who lived in Newfoundland, Canada. The car was supposed to remain unsold as a showroom demo, but Tucker managed to convinced the local dealership to sell him the car. When Ford finally realized the mistake they did everything to buy it back. It took a while – Tucker was having too much fun with his new Mustang to give it back – but they eventually persuaded him by trading straight up with a fully loaded 1966 Mustang Convertible with a 289ci V8. Tucker’s new Mustang also happened to have a special production number – it was the 1,000,001 Mustang built.
Ford brought out the car to the auto show to help celebrate the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, so be sure to check it out if you happen to be in the Detroit area. The car will also be touring the United States this year, and visit www.thehenryford.org to see if it will be at a location near you.
You can see our photo gallery of the first production Ford Mustang in the gallery below.
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