No, My 1965 Pink Mustang is NOT Listed for Sale in Florida!

A special Thank you to everyone out there that called or emailed me regarding the apparent listing of my vehicle by a dealer located in Pompano Beach, Florida.  For the record, this dealer took what he called a “stock photo” until he could get real pictures of the car up.  I’m not going to get into the issue of him using a copyrighted photo as I am not the copyright holder on that particular image, but I did take issue with images of my car being used in an advertisement for sale.

I contacted the seller, the sites the car was listed on, and the FL Attny. General’s office.  Thankfully, the photos of my car have been removed, and photos of a different car are now up.

My concern was that this may have been a situation where my was at risk of theft.  It seems now that this was really a case of a dealer not thinking anyone would notice the wrong car being posted online.  Either way, you can never be too careful in this day and age.

Link to conversation regarding listing on VMF

Original 1965 “playmate pink” color

Notice the original paint vs. the mis-colored respray

Here’s an image of what the original “playmate pink” on a ford mustang looked like.  This photo was taken during the current dismantling and restoration of my 1965 convertible.

When I compare this original paint to 1957 Ford Thunderbird color charts from Ditzler, the color matches up perfectly to Ford’s Dusk Rose.

It’s my belief that the color on the early 1965/1966 “playmate pink” mustangs was in fact Ford Dusk Rose, but because it was not on any paint charts in the mid ’60′s, combined with the hype that came with the playboy giveaway, the “playmate pink” term has gained popularity in popular terminology and led to confusion as to what the original “pink” actually was on the early Mustangs.

A few other pink 1965 Mustangs Surface

Exterior Chrome is missing...Back in October,

a pink 1965 mustang surfaced and the owner was looking to sell.  It seemed to be in great shape, but the only downside to it was that it was missing the door plate.  Unfortunately, without the original plate, there is no way to know if the car was a factory special order or just another mustang that someone painted at a later date.  In the cars defense, I’ve looked at it closely, and I don’t see a reason to believe it isn’t, but the plate is still very important, especially since a Marti Report can’t be ordered on a 1965 Mustang.

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.

Engine Bay could use some work for car shows...

I spoke with both the seller and a few potential buyers who asked my opinion.  Here’s my take:  If you’re looking for a concourse correct car, don’t bother.  You can’t honestly prove it’s a factory pink car without the data plate details.  However, if you’re looking for a pretty pink driver that will get lots of attention and with a little money invested win the local car shows, you’ve got that potential here.  Last I heard it was listed for $15,000.  If you can get past the lack of provenance, you’ve got a great price for a 1965 Mustang Convertible with a V-8 Engine!

Another Pink 1965 Mustang

came up for sale this past week down in Rome, GA.  This one is in nice shape as well, does not seem to be originally pink from the factory, and has an inline 6 engine instead of a V-8.

As far as condition is concerned, this car is really tops!  The interior is excellent, the engine detail looks great, and the only downside to the condition is the color difference in the drivers side rear quarter and the drivers door.  The paint color looks to be 1967 Pink, not the 1965 shade, but it doesn’t really matter considering the car is probably not originally pink and does not have the original door plate.

This is the sort of car that doesn’t need anything to turn heads at a car show, but isn’t something to consider if you’re looking for a concourse correct vehicle.  Essentially, this looks like an awesome weekend driver!