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Old 04-01-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. It's my first time posting here, but I have been reading this board for quite a long time. There is a wealth of information here and I am betting this is my best hope for getting the rest of the story on this. Today a coworker noticed the picture of the 66 GT Mustang on my computer at work. He then told me that his neighbor has a 1963 Mustang that he is considering selling. It's the typical car in a barn story that we have all heard 1000 times. I then went on to explain that he must have a 64 1/2 - 66 because Ford didn't sell Mustangs in 1963. He insists that it is a true 1963. I told him to get me pictures of the car as I might be interested in it. My question to anyone who might know anything about this is this:

I know there were several 1963 prototypes built and shown across the country. Is there ANY chance that there weren't all crushed? I always assumed that they had been destroyed after the show circuit was finished.
I am 99% sure that he is wrong about the year, but after reading the story about the ONLY 1971 Boss 302 that sufaced on Ebay a fews months ago I am going to do my due diligence in identifying this car before it sells to someone else and is gone forever. Thanks for ant info you can provide.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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Never heard of it. Talk to the neighbor and get the VIN from him.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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It might be a 1963 Mustang II, proto type
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
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I would highly doubt he has a 63' they were not production cars, merely a concept car based on the 62' Mustang concept.

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:16 PM   #5
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Mine's a 63 too. I just title it as a 65 to keep all the hoopla down.

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #6
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The 1963 Mustang II is in a museum. You might Google same.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #7
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He might actually have a title that says 63. Doubtful but possible.

I have a 43 ****** Jeep with a title that states it as a 47 "Jeep Jeep".

Titles in the old days weren't as accurate or vetted as they are today, you see it more in the 50's and older cars than 60's cars though.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:53 PM   #8
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The first time I titled and registered my 66 fastback, the clerk asked me the body style. I said 'fastback'. My title and registration read '1966 Ford fast'.

Even For did typos. There's a 65 fastback that appears for sale occasionally, the VIN starts out '4T09T…' he's been trying to con some goober into buying it as a fastback prototype for years. It's really just a low-option 65 fastback, basically an incomplete roller last I saw.

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This is a nifty little two seat concept from the early 60's that is in the Henry Ford Museum in Deerborn. WHat an awesome museum that is.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:24 AM   #10
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Mine's a 63 too. I just title it as a 65 to keep all the hoopla down.
LOL.........is yours the one with the BOSS 429 in it?
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