Allentown’s America on Wheels museum to exhibit two of the oldest unrestored Ford Mustangs
On the occasion of its Ninth Anniversary, America on Wheels will display two of the oldest unrestored Ford Mustangs at its new ‘Pony Cars: Then and Now’ museum exhibition in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The first one is the 1963 Mustang II concept car. On loan from the Detroit Historical Museum, the car was the first representation of the 4-seat Mustang and was unveiled by Ford at the 1963 U.S. Grand Prix race at Watkins Glen, New York. It featured a wedge-shaped front end, blue stripe on white paint and a front-mounted engine.
The second and probably more spectacular is the 1964½ Mustang owned by Ron Hermann. Hermann bought the car when he was only seventeen and since then is in his property.
“This is the first time Mr. Hermann’s unrestored “launch-day” 1964½ Mustang convertible will be seen by the public in decades,” said Linda Merkel, Executive Director of the America On Wheels Museum. According to the owner, the car has been driven for a few years and has covered only 17,084 miles. It features the original paint, interior, convertible top and original Firestone tires.
“Ron Hermann’s 1964½ Mustang is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a launch-day Mustang. Unrestored vehicles like this Mustang are exceedingly rare and are an important part of the American’s automotive heritage,” said president of the Historic Vehicle Assocation Mark Gessler.
Besides these two Mustangs, a selection of 12 other exceptional cars will be on display, including a 2008 Shelby Mustang GT500, 1970 Dodge Charger, 1971 Plymouth Cuda and a 1967 Camaro Pace Car. The exhibit opens it doors to the public on Saturday, April 8 and runs through October.