Mihnheer Neerven's '66 Sunroof Mustang
©M. Neerven, Wolfgang Kohrn - Last updated on June 26th, 2003
Wim & Dominique van Neerven popped up at our recent club meeting and most visitors just shook their head upon spotting the sunroof in the roof. But a variety of our members closely follow our club magazine and having read about the various electrical sunroof equipped Mustangs with some being located in the Switzerland, they checked out the workmanship and details of this rare pony more closely, like me.
"You don't need to look any further, here it is", said the owner, upon my question about the originality of his car. "This is a true sunroof equipped Mustang. Look at the workmanship, the interior matching material, the switch down here at the lower dash. I am pretty much sure, this is the real deal."
Indeed there is minor doubt about Ford people having had their hands on this car with the right stuff on the shelves. Later Wim van Neerven admitted however. "We have bought the car in 1999. It was in the Netherlands since 1990. The previous owner said it was installed already before he bought it. However we do not know where and when it was actually put in the car".
I still doubt this conversion would make any sense on the assembly line, but while looking for similar equipped cars, we might get one by one more evidences of a special series of Mustangs converted at the Wixom facility or at a central Ford place in Europe. Stay tuned for further evidence.
The extra black toggle switch and the red indicator lamp is for the emergency flasher that had been requested by local authorities back then.