How Much Do You Know About Early Mustangs?
We got up early at the MCA Grand Nationals to find the cars that would make a good pop quiz for Mustang fans
It’s in the quiet moments at the beginning of the day, when the sun has just crested the horizon, the dew is still fresh on the grass, and the crowds that pack the Mustang Club of America Grand Nationals have yet to arrive. This is the time we find the perfect opportunity to walk the show grounds and check out the variety of Mustangs present, before the hoods are opened and the lawn chairs are unpacked, and before the throngs of spectators block our camera’s view of the cars, with nothing but our camera and a hot cup of coffee releasing its steam into the brisk morning air to keep us company.
Elsewhere, you can read our coverage of the MCA’s 2015 Grand Nationals show. That story described the nuts and bolts of the show and displayed the Mustangs that were there, but we wanted a more intimate look at the cars that “spoke” to us so we got up early on Sunday morning to wander around unhindered. Readers please add comments to expand captions of each car with a comment below, and maybe the owners will give more details, too.
Question #1: What did Ford call black in 1966?
Answer: Raven Black
Question #2: What was the factory name of this color?
Answer: Burnt Amber.
Question #3: What is the history of the Hot Wheels Mustang?
Answer: We don’t know.
Question #4: Why would a new car buyer order stripes and a shaker hood in green with black stripes and dog dish hubcaps?
My Answer: Great foresight.
Question: How do people find these cars?
Answer: They are lucky.
Question: Why does this ’66 not have the ornaments?
Answer: The optional Accent Stripe negated the ornaments.
Question: How many Grandes did Ford build in 1971 with the 427 Cobra Jet?
Answer: Kevin Marti, a little help?
Question: What engine is under the hood of this GT/CS?
Answer: A J-code 302 four-barrel.
Question: What is the model year?
Answer: I don’t know, but my guess is 1978.
Question: What does Mach 1 mean?
Answer: The speed of sound. Now can you tell us who was the first human being to hit Mach 1?
Question: Does the engine have ram air?
Answer: Duh, the script on the hood reads “351 Ram Air.”
Question: What did Shelby call their white in 1967?
Answer: Post your comment.
Question: What famous racecar driver promoted this car in the 1970s?
Hint: His initials are CS.