A unique prototype of the first Ford Mustang goes on auction

January 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

One of the factory prototype Ford Mustang, built in 1964 and served as a harbinger of a sports car series, will be auctioned. At the auction will expose the current owner of the coupe-collector, who became the owner of a unique sports car after almost a detective story. Ford Mustang index 1964-1 / 2 and the nickname Shorty was a model of shortened by almost 400 mm modified sports car that never went into production. Design modification involved the designer Vince Gardner, who learned about the intentions Ford destroy not suitable prototype, simply stole it and put it on a rented warehouse. The official owner of a sports car – the company Ford – safely received insurance compensation, and a year after the disappearance of a sports car at Gardner lost the ability to pay rent warehouse, and he preferred to forget about the car.

 Ford Mustang Shorty pics

Ford Mustang Shorty picture

Police find Shorty, handed it to the insurance company, and then the owner of the coupe became one of its leaders. Three years later there is only one prototype changed hands again – this time he moved to the garage to the collector Bill Snyder, where he remained in peace and quiet 46 years.

Ford Mustang Shorty pics

Ford Mustang Shorty image

According to Snyder himself, Shorty was listed on the odometer just 15,000 miles (24,000 km). Ford Mustang Shorty is equipped with eight-cylinder engine capacity of 5.0 liters with three carburetors and automatic transmission, designed specifically for him. March 28 auction house Auctions America will begin trading on the unique lot and expects to gain a prototype from 400 to 600 thousand dollars.