© Wolfgang Kohrn - Last updated on July 3rd, 2005
Knotts Berry Farm 2005 The Norwegian Freeway drag DST Short Wheel base Mustang and Mustang P51 2005 Shelby Cobra GT 500 69 CJ-R automatic in France Australian "vinned" Boss 351 1970 ARI Promo car unearthed 2005 Mustang export to Europe cancelled New Pocket Shelby Netherland assembled Mustangs revisited A pair of 1971 429 well-proven in hillclimbing The first Mustang in Europe? One of a dozen 66 T-5 K-code convertibles?
Bullitt 2001 owners row up at Knotts Berry farm
A special movie car display with one of the 6 surviving Eleanors of GISS
David Kunz BULLITT replica as part of the movie car display
Forever, Knott’s Berry Farm, April 2005
More than 20 years in the detailing process. This will be probably the most authenthic 68 Shelby, when it's finished. There is more around the corner in the background. 2 Boss 429, one of 15 Torino 302 pace cars, a 69 Dubois Shelby ...plus more
The Hemi Cuda convertible is stored by a friend of Svein Erik in his garage. Svein also owns the only 1969 Super Cobra Jet T-5 in the world.
Svein is approaching on the fast track Bob Perkins level of dedication to restoration. If it takes 30 years to make a car right, he will take the time.
After coming back from this thrilling carnut journey to some Norwegian
enthusiasts guided by Lars-Petter and meeting finally Mustang collector Svein Erik
A., it came to my mind that there is something, I had really forgotten a bit in the process of this site, the
RARE PEOPLE behind the
Note the meshed wire grill - it's not an invention of these days, back then it was already quite popular in the custom business. This custom Mustang was built by Andy Hooton (Picture courtesy Mark Gustavson)
The Dearborn Steel Tubing Short Wheelbase Mustang is only one of never seen and published concept cars.
More soon exclusively on this site.
Exclusive on Ponysite - The untold Mustang History|
The Mustang P51, the DST short-wheelbase Mustang plus more
Ever heard of a Mustang P51? Sure you have heard of the airplane, but
certainly not about this unique custom Mustang of the 60ies.
the original Mustang 2005 concept car shown above, the front fascia of the
new Shelby G.T.500 catches a lot of the original designers ideas and was
probably most easy to apply in a short time for an option package as
The new Shelby Cobra GT 500 has been launched at the New York Auto Show 2005
Acc. to latest information 7500-12000 Shelby Cobra GT 500 will be produced, featuring the 5.4 litre engine and
about 450HP minimum
I did some time ago some BULLITT racing on a forrest road near my hometown against a 2005
Eibach suspension equipped 2005GT.|
A local TV station wanted to do a design and driving comparison between a screaming yellow tough 2005 one and a clapped out 68.
Not so clapped out indeed - because they got mine as a comparison - race proven at a french racetrack with an all around Poly and KYB-A-Just suspension, made even stiffer with Mustang Plus springs front (Magnaplus), rear 5 leaf springs and Magnaplus racing shackles.. The yellow one could hardly escape - just because of the wet terrain occasionally and I did not even have to stretch my legs to get around the corner as they did in the 2005.
The report was about 4.00 minutes and aired on 23. April in german TV (www.swr.de/rasthaus) (16.30)
Unfortunately they called my car Grandpa of the new Mustang in the report. I should have known better. These remote off-speakers can be such a pain having no clue what they speak "of".
Another 69 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air Convertible in France
Unfortunately, the door plate has disappeared,
but the Marti report says:
76B - Mustang Convertible
6 – Acapulco Blue
7W – White Corinthian Vinyl bucket seats w/black components
07L – Sheduled for built : November 7, 1968
90 – Export
R – 3.25 Traction-lok axle ratio
U – C-6 Cruise-o-matic
Dealer# - 9S0H00
Thierry from France brought this one to our attention. Being aware of about
12 69 CJ-R Convertibles in France, he found one of them in bad shape and is
looking for an interested buyer to preserve this car for the future:|
"This is a 1969 428 CJ Convertible, automatic. The car is in poor condition, with many rust, missing parts and needs a complete restoration. It was stored since 1988 in a quite humid place… The engine was running last year, but I cannot confirm, as it was not when I saw the car last week.
This rarity is 9T03R130218. Amazing is that 9T03R130219 is also in France!
Although the original color was acapulco blue with black interior and white top, it's now pearl white, with a white 70 Mach 1 interior.
Due to the amount of work necessary to the restoration, I cannot preserve it myself."
Anybody interested may contact me via this site." Current bid is about 15500 Euro.
Lot's of work to do and engine is not original.
Australian RHD 1971 Boss 351 with an extraordinary VIN AA02LC36584K
Getting a Mustang over to Australia has never been easy. Driving it as
well. This right hand driven Boss 351 however seems to have been the real
fan for a guy down under back then. Jo and Lindi inherited it from an
relative in the opal mining area of Australia.
New 1970 ARI Promo Mach 1 unearthed|
Good news from Finland. Marko send some well-spent money to Kevin Marti (www.autoworks.com) to get his Ford data and copy of the original invoice and received confirmation that his car was indeed one of those sent to the Texas International Speedway for promotion purposes. Marko used this car as a daily driver, but of course now plans a rotisserie resto job to get it back to its former glory.
I will soon add his car to my ARI Pace Car and Promotion Cars registry
We had got information in February 2005 that at least one Mustang 2005 has been
available from Ford for the Geneve Automobile Show. (3.-13th. of March). Although the
exact usage intended was not quite clear, several indications had let us believe the
launch of the Mustang in Europe would be promised and announced at the 75e Salon
de l'auto in Geneva.
But since the delivery problems have arose for the US market and in order to avoid "shades" from any european comparison tests, that might disturb the Mustang hype, no import is planned so far. Rumours have it that initially 2000 were planned for Germany and
See www.leblogauto.com for further info.
New Pocket Shelby
The new Fiesta ST is available in blue with white stripes or red with white stripes aside from many other colours
For those who can't afford the new Shelby Mustang, Ford Europe has got the
solution with a 150HP powered Pocket-Shelby. |
Although some of you might be amused, this is the car that has been built as an affordable sportscar and has become a hot secret iron in the hands of motoring journalists recently.
TV series moderators called it lovingly a small "race pig". Think of it for your kids to enjoy a little bit of Shelbyism with a standard size money bag.
More proofs for Netherland assembled Mustangs in 1965
through 1967 found.
New documentation that has been researched, proove that the Ford Factory
in Amsterdam built Mustangs in 3 consecutive years near a tractor
Kevin Marti had already confirmed quite some time ago the existance of these cars by giving accurate numbers, which you can see on Dave Hammars website. So there is no more doubt in these cars. However best evidence is to see such a car in person.
Arjan vom www.dutchmustang.nl brought exciting news to our attention.
"My good friend Rob is the owner for the last 22 years of a Dutch built Ford Mustang Coupe.
The VIN is ANO7FY39558.
Originally the Mustang came with a 200 cid/2V, 4 speed toploader, standard 66 wheelcaps, 66 trim outside,66 interior, full console, rally-pack, standard black upholstery and front bench seat. Sorry, we have no door-tag plate, but the car is confirmed with the VIN.
Build: March 1966 at Ford Factory, Hemweg 201, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Engine: 6 cyl. 200 cid.
Trans: 4 speed manual transmission
Color: Some sort of Green? (The colour is a story on it's own, we haven't been able to find this paint code in any book or anywhere. )
Owner: Rob van Rijn
Today this special Mustang is heavily modified to a real restomod.
V8 Engine 302 cid, 4 barrel Holley, FMX Transmision, disc-brakes, power-brakes, power-steering, 9 inch. rear-end and loud pipes!!
For more info..... visit Arjans website
Tony Sousa, co-organizer and participant of the Mustangs
Across America trails died in early January 2005 due to a heart attack.
Nothing beats a big block once you enter the mountain world of Austria
and Switzerland in tiny little Europe. We'll feature today these two rare export
'71 429 Cobra Jets that have certainly paved their tires into the "roads
to Heaven" more than once.
Rolf R. from Germany recently bought this black Big Body with a 429 Cobra Jet from Switzerland. It is well optioned and will be featured in our next club mag 1/2005. So be patient for a while..
Both cars are original export Mustangs to Austria, respectively
Switzerland, most probably the Austrian is the only one ever exported there,
while in Switzerland we do know of already 3, probably around a dozen exported
One of the first serial production Mustang in Europe?
You might have read on this site already about the preproducton Mustang
that went to Alan Mann Racing for suspension test as early as February 1964.
One of about a dozen 1966 T-5 K-code
At least one of 2 registered today!
What else could be a better background for such a beauty? It certainly has found a warm and
perfect home down there. Let's hear,
what the owner has to say about this CV.
That leaves us only
to speculate about the accurate numbers of T-5 Mustangs back then. Anyway we can assume that the total number of convertibles was less than 200
and the HiPo probably around a dozen in total.