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Monday, December 16, 2013
UPDATED: The First Mustang Ever Sold (Autoblog)
Published on 10 Feb 2014
The Ford Mustang was arguably one of the most anticipated car launches of all time. So how exactly did 22-year-old school teacher Gail Wise snag the very first car on April 15, 1964, two days before the car was officially introduced at the New York World's Fair on April 17?
As Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with the unveiling of the all-new sixth-gen design, one Chicago women can lay claim to a piece of Mustang history. According to CBS Chicago, Gail Wise was the first person in the United States to buy a Ford Mustang in 1964, and she did so two days before the car was even unveiled to the public.
Wise, then a 22-year-old teacher, went into the Chicago Ford dealership wanting to buy a convertible, and a salesperson ushered her over to car covered by a tarp. That car was a baby blue Mustang convertible, which she still owns today – along with the documentation.
After sitting for almost 30 years and undergoing a full restoration, the car now looks to be in original condition. The report says that this US$3,400 purchase could be worth anywhere between US$100,000 and US$250,000. While this worked out well for Mrs. Wise, we wouldn't recommend anyone going into a dark, back room of a dealership hoping to get a jump on the purchase of a 2015 Mustang.
Scroll down to watch the interesting video report for yourself.