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About a year or so ago I went up to the Ford dealer in Cheboygan,Michigan to get my trusty 90 F150 looked at. While I was waiting what I thought was just another 64-65 Mustang convertible came rolling in on a rollback. While I was eyeballing it the driver came out and said "Guess what your looking at". He had a stupid grin on his face and I said "what". He says thats the first Mustang that was ever built. So now theres two of us with a stupid looking grin on our face. Said the guy had 17 other Stangs in his collection. The owner finally shows up and I started talking to him, he was in his 80's and was some sort of department head for Ford back in the 50's and 60's. He also held all the patents for Ford early brake systems. The car sits in his garage, doesn't take it to shows' justs seems to enjoy owning the thing. He also said that lee Ioccoca put the first 500 miles on it. Wouldn't say how he came to own it, but said he had all the documentation on the car. This was one amazing afternoon, guess you never know whats coming around the corner.
 

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Did this cat live in MI? Did you happen to catch his name?
 

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Yup, guy is retired and lives in Cheboygan. His name is R.L. Jack. Pretty cool ole' guy.
 

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Old RL wouldn't let some drooling Mustang adict take a tour would he? Seeing the first Mustang built is pretty high up on my to do before I die list. Gotta get a picture too.
 

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He's probably still wipin it off from me!
 

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Is it a private collection or do you think he would show the car?
 

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I think he just enjoys them himself. I only talked to the guy for about an hour. He said he doesn't like to take it to shows because he doesn't like all the attention. To bad eh.
 

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Maybe if I showed up with the wife and daughter and pretended to be a long lost family member. No, No, lost love child. Yea that's it. The worlds first mustang is something for the whole world to see.
 

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that car is white, isnt it? with some little dents and what not?

i saw it on a show on the history channel, was owned by somepeople in canada for a while, and got dented up in a hail storm.

anyway
 

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This was a red convertible. It had a 260V-8\automatic on the floor. Also had two spotlights on the window posts.
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hum, the one i remember was a white hardtop, i might have my memory confused, anyway, thats really cool if thats the one
 
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