1962 Mustang I Concept

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Automodello 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept diecast car
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  • Year: 1962
  • Brand: Automodello
  • Make: Ford
  • Code: AM-FOR-M1C
  • Model: Mustang I Concept
  • Scale: 1:43
  • Color: White

Automodello continues their streak of very interesting new models. No humdrum cars from this producer as they carefully avoid what has been done before. Their latest is the 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept. This prototype is being done as a Standard Edition, limited to no more than 999 units. There is also a Tribute Edition in a quantity of 50 units, hand signed by Dan Gurney.

Henry Ford II rescinded the ban on factory supported racing in the summer of 1962. The company was anxious to instill some excitement into the Ford brand. Ford was ready to go with assaults on NASCAR, NHRA, Indy, and European sports car courses. The new Ford Chief, Lee Iacocca wanted to target consumers as well so he commissioned a sporty concept car to be debuted at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix in October. They envisioned a sporty two-seater with a their new 1500cc V-4 engine. The engineers were inspired by the P-51 Mustang image and borrowed the name for this car. California custom car builder Troutman & Barnes crafted the hand-hammered aluminum body. The Mustang Concept I Concept was tiny, riding on a 90-inch wheelbase and weighed just 1148 pounds. Dan Gurney qualified the car for the race, a car that had been a sketch on a designer's pad just 100 days prior.

There have been a number of versions of the Mustang from the instant when the actual car debuted in the spring of 1964 as an immediate hit. The Mustang will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in production in 2014, a wonderful success story in the US car industry.

Automodello has captured the Mustang I Concept in all its beauty. The body is painted a flawless white with blue racing stripes front and back. the racing windscreen wraps around to meet the side windows. Grillwork behind the doors provides air intake to the mid-engine V-4. The interior blue matches the stripes and the rear external stripe continues into the cockpit on a white panel between the seats. Dash and door panel details are well replicated. Ford logos are on the front and rear and tiny Mustang logos appear on the lower front fenders. The car rides on correct black wall tires, with the gold-lettered Firestone logo and mounted on slotted wheels.

For Mustang fans, concept car collectors, racing fans, and if you just love great models this is one you will want in your collection. It is currently available at our own Legacy Motors at $119.95. The Tribute Edition lists for $195.00.

-Dick Browne

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