‘Four-on-the-Door’ Mustang

John Gunnell |
The car has around 69,000 miles on the odometer.

The car has around 69,000 miles on the odometer.

You’ve heard of Mustangs with four-on-the-floor. They made a lot of those. But what about a Mustang with four-on-the-door?  Everyone said they had never heard of one, but Old Cars Weekly editor Angelo Van Bogart tracked one down. In fact, it was even listed for sale on eBay.

We began thinking about whether Ford or anyone else had ever made a four-door Mustang after the last Iola Old Car Show (www.iolaoldcarsshow.com) monthly planning meeting.
Feature exhibit this year will be “Four for all in ‘14” – featuring four-door vehicles. The feature exhibit at Iola this year will be “Four for all in ‘14” and four-door cars of all types will be spotlighted. However, the show is also honoring the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. So, it was natural to wonder if anyone had a four-door Mustang—right?

We knew that Car & Driver magazine had a very pretty Mustang station wagon made in Italy. The last we heard, that car was in Minneapolis and since they called it a “Sport Wagon” concept, we imagine it has two doors (or three if you call a tailgate a door). But, over the years we had also seen things like Mike Yager’s four-door Corvette and Rich Weissensel’s six-door Delorean DMC limousine. So, it was easy to think that someone had built a four-door Mustang.

Several Mustang experts told us they had never heard of one, but Angelo sent an email with a link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/131134094770) to a listing for eBay Item No. 131134094770. . .  a 1966 Mustang four-door custom limousine that Rick Garcia of Specialty Sales Classic, Inc., in Redwood, Calif., had for sale on the auction Website.

A high-quality build is mentioned in the eBay auction listing.

A high-quality build is mentioned in the eBay auction listing.

Holy cow! This would be the perfect car to bring to Iola 2014 on the second weekend in July. Think of it; you wouldn’t have to fret about whether to bring the Mustang or the sedan. You wouldn’t have to worry about the cost of bringing two cars to Iola. You wouldn’t have to look for different sets of keys. And you’d have plenty of room to bring home all the goodies you bought in the swap meet. In addition, the car would get looks (and possibly offers to sell it at a profit) all day long.

The Mustang limo retains all the classic pony car styling motifs.

The Mustang limo retains all the classic pony car styling motifs.

Hhmmmmmmmmmmm! When does that auction end? How do you put in a bid again?

 

 

 

 

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