About

This site is created as a resource for myself and anyone else interested in the funny colored pink mustangs of the 1960′s.  There’s a lot of rumor, hearsay and speculation surrounding these cars, so here’s a chance to sort out the fact from fiction.

Background:

After multiple restoration projects, I decided it was time to try my hand at a convertible, and an ad for a “factory pink” 1965 mustang convertible came across the computer.  I purchased the car in June, and since then I have made it road-worthy for the summer season, and then later started stripping the car for a full restoration.  I’m in the process of restoring the car now, and I’m looking forward to getting it back on the road!

Why Pink:

It’s definately not an obvious choice.  I was never a fan of pink cars, but I had a suspicion that owning a classic pink mustang would be a head turner, and I was right!  I get more gawkers out of this car than I have from any onther antique I’ve ever driven!

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Mark

    Hi,
    I think that the mustang in the junkyard is the question; is it still for sell … ?
    Note: I have found a 67 convertible which is reportedly originally pink. Is there
    any information to help track down the DSO ?
    Thanks,
    Mark

    Reply
    • teambenya

      Yeah, it’s still for sale, that particular junkyard has 2 factory pink mustangs sitting in it. If you have a factory pink ’67 vert, I would recommend getting in touch with martiauto. Buy a Marti report and it should be able to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about your car’s life at the factory!

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  2. 2+2GT

    You mention:
    “If you notice in the pictures, the body is in excellent shape, and the paint has been recently re-done. The odd part to the car is that the engine bay doesn’t match up to what a 1965 Mustang should be. The ‘65 V-8’s didn’t have blue air cleaners or valve covers, and most of the exterior chrome (including the lower rail mouldings, this isn’t a GT) is missing.”

    So many people think Ford engines are all blue that even rebuilders sometimes repaint 64-65 engines blue, instead of the correct black (with appropriate-color valve cover and air cleaner). Of course, it could also be a replacement used engine. The date codes on the block etc. would tell.

    The rocker panel mouldings were optional on 64 and 65 Mustangs, they didn’t become standard until 66. You are quite right they were not used on 65-66 GT’s.

    I’m curious what car the Motorcraft 2100 was rebuilt for. “Motorcraft” didn’t exist until mid-1972, when Ford sold “Autolite”, so it can’t be original on any of the cars you have listed.

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  3. Teri

    I think I met you at Ford Carlisle in 2009. I own a 1967 Dusk Rose Mustang. We talked for a long time at my car. Your car looks real nice.

    Reply
    • teambenya

      Yes, indeed we did! I’m still working on setting up a registry data base, this site should be ported over to a new server in the next month or so and I hope to start the registry this spring!

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