Gale Fenner's Mustang
Group 1 Racer
© Steve Francis, Richard Dean, Wolfgang Kohrn - Last updated on January 17th, 2004
of Gale Fenner's Mustang Group 1 Racer
Gale Fenners Mustang as it appeared at the
1966 d'Urcy Race (Picture courtesy Richard Dean)
This 66 car ran in France & England, in
Group 1 Production Touring, Certified ACCUS-FIA no 5011. It was a
private entry by Gale Fenner, an American living in
He had a good reputation with a Road Race Corvair Spider, so Ford of
France approached him and he jumped at the deal.
He won his 2nd race (Brabham raced there) 1st
in class & 1st in Series "Course de Cote D Abreschviller"
and exact same results in "Course de Cote D' Arry".
The rest of the year he came in 2nd,
and one DNF.
Ford shipped the car back to the United
States in 1967 or 68 as a gift to Gale. (Steve Francis)
Richard Dean is the proud owner today.
Here is his report:
"I have owned the car since 1984 and have had the
good fortune to make contact with Gale Fenner, who
sold the car in 1971. He was very pleased to see the
car was still among the living. He provided me with
many Race Results, tech stickers, Dash Plaques, Race Photos and News
paper articles. All this of the car from France in 1966 and
The car was ordered to Export DSO # 95 through 'FORD OVERSEAS DISTRICT
OPERATIONS'. Build Date is April 6/66 as stated on the 1967 British
Title & shown on the original Homologation forms, also
stamped by FORD 'Special Vehicles Operations' raised
letter seal), 'Auto Competition Committee For The
United States' and The FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL (FIA)
raised letter seal.
The Forms also include the cars serial number, the original
FORD cover letter 12/8/65 stating that they are supplying only 15sets of
the Mustang Group 1 Series Production Touring Recognition Forms, and
a copy of their original certification production
I talked to the guy that ran the ACCUS office in
1966 - 80's. And he stated that there were only 12
or 13 cars that received these forms. And only about 8 cars received
them in early 1966, If I remember right, he stated 5 of them were Shelby's.
that means only about 3 1966 GT Coupes were set to race early on."
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