Pictures Luis Antonio Garcia Sanchez
Hecho en Mexico!
One of 353 1966 Mexican built Hardtops acc. to Kevin
Luis Antonio Garcia Sanchez is the proud owner of this 1966 Mexican hardtop
with the uncommon Mustang VIN. Longtime readers of this site however easily
recognize the International FORD VIN, that I was lucky to find in my old
german Ford book from my first car and that was base as well to Dave Hammars
famous Int. Ford VIN Decoder website. Check out our own clubsite listing for
the complete picture here.
Back to Luis car, he provided me once with the VIN and we could easily decode
it from that decoder.
A= Ford USA
F= La Villa factory
F= 1966 model
L=built in January 1966
14753= consecutive no. starting with 10000
The other code Luis provided could be decoded with some former info from
Mexican car club members (see below) and thanks to Dave Hammars website:
Left door plate: LAC11VC
L= LZQuerdo = Left hand drive
1 = 3-speed manual
1 = 3.00 : 1 axle
VC = Black interior
Luis was however questionning the exterior colour.
" I am a new Mustanger since 22nd. December 2003 and I consider my car is
in a very good condition, the only thing I don't like 100% is that the
former owner painted it in a non original color (a metallic yellow similar to
the one is popular in the Lamborghini Murcielago). The original documents such
as the invoice from 1966 do not specify the color".
Typically Ford international cars had a colour code sticker or plate, but
obviously this car got painted more than once and probably lost its sticker/tag,
so we could not help much with that issue aside from the usual hints to
the under-dashboard area.
"In fact I have most of the original papers like
Invoice, the payment in advanced receipt from 1966, the
annual tax payments receipts since 1967, the responsive
letters from owner to owner when the car was sold etc. so from those
documents I could realize that the car was painted in wine color in 1986
and black in 1997 and now the car is yellow. So I think
the color label or sticker must have disappeared with all the solvents
(Thinner etc) during the panting works. I think the last
option I have is to remove the rivets of the identification plates,
maybe the original paint is still there."
Meanwhile Luis found the first restorer and was able to
determine the original colour as white.
Good luck with your restoration, Luis!
AFO7ER18186 owned by Kiss Gabor