Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
October 1, 2009
Photos By: Jerry Heasley

The press release also provided some numbers: "Convertibles cruising the Magic Skyway have traveled a combined distance equal to 34 times around the world. The 146 Ford-built Ford convertibles are still going strong after 806,400 miles. Their doors still close with a solid click after 3,276,000 slams. Their seats still spring back after more than 6,500,000 passengers."

Twelve '65 Mustang convertibles, with six-cylinder engines instead of V-8s, replaced the '64 1/2 models for the 1965 portion of the World's Fair. One of the '65 models has survived, 5F08T383386, and is currently undergoing a full restoration. The rebuild of its engine can be found elsewhere in this issue. - Donald Farr

Other Sources Search for "Magic Skyway" to find a 1964 promotional film about the Ford pavilion, narrated by Henry Ford and Walt Disney. Photo gallery of Mustangs at the World's Fair. Look for it in the "gallery" section. Photo gallery of the Ford pavilion at the New York World's Fair. Article from the Mustang Club of America's Mustang Times about the World's Fair Mustangs.