Mystery Foto #38 Solved: The 1965 Bertone Mustang Concept Show Car Commissioned by AQ Update:9/23/16
Jim K. challenged you to identify this very unique Mustang concept show car.
Mystery Foto questions:
- Identify this Mustang.
1965 Ford Mustang Concept Show Car built by Bertone in Turin, Italy
- Who commissioned the car?
Ccommissioned by L. Scott Bailey, the publisher and founder of the magazine “Automobile Quarterly”. The article "Bertone Builds a Mustang" was featured in the Fall 1965 issue of Automobile Quarterly (Volume IV, Number 2)
- Who designed the car, who built the car and where was it built?
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and built by Nuccio Bertrone in Turin, Italy based on a production Mustang 2+2 fastback shipped to them.
- Where was this car shown?
The car was first shown at the New York International Auto Show, April 3 - 11, 1965. It was awarded "Best in Show".
- When was the last time this Mustang was seen by the public?
Following the 1965 New York show, it was shipped back to Bertone and has not been seen in public again. In the September 1967 issue of Road and Track, Bertone offered this unique car for sale for $10,000 (the equivalent of $75,000 today). See Comments below.
- Where is it today and who owns it?
The 1965 Bertone Mustang was not in the Bertone Collection when it was liquidated in 2014. The current owner and the status of this concept show car is unknown.
Congrats to Chuck Rudy, Frank Rive, Greg O., Steve Lucas, Frank Femenias, Steve Beck and Phil Pfersching for identifying the 1965 Bertone Mustang.
Kudos to its current owner! Please email at Howard@Kroplick.com !
Lucas' Learnings (Submitted by Steve Lucas)
This ad was place by Bertone in the September, 1967 issue of Road & Track.
A current listing on EBAY (item # 122106217888) that is offering a scale model of the Bertone Mustang.
The brochure given out at the 1965 New York Auto Show.
Beck's Bonus (Submitted by Steve Beck)
Steve: Love those hidden headlights.
Steve: Note the Rally Pack gauges taken from the steering column and repurposed in the center console stack. Of course interior is Italian leather: