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Plenty of car enthusiasts claim their vehicle is in ‘original’ condition.
But not many are in as original condition as a 1965 Mustang Coupe which has just gone on public display for the first time in New Zealand.
The vehicle still sports the original ‘Springtime Yellow’ laquer paint applied by the Ford Motor Company in April 1965.
It is the only ‘documented’ Springtime Yellow 1965 Mustang known to exist with the factory paint still in this condition.
The vehicle still has the original license plates and dealer frames, original tags, original owner’s manual and original factory installed glass. The car even has some original ‘FoMoCo’ spare parts in a box in the boot.
The car’s first owner was Russ Mason a car dealer from California who paid $US3068.95.
Russ owned Haberfelde Ford in Bakersfield and kept the Mustang in showroom condition in his showroom for the next 40 years.
The Mustang then had a second owner who entered the vehicle in numerous classic car events in the US – winning trophy after trophy.
It is now owned by a Wanaka collector who has loaned it to the Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction at Wanaka Airport where it is currently on display complete with its haul of trophies.
The car is displayed alongside another two great examples of the Mustang – a 1967 Mustang Standard Fastback and a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang Fastback.