The revival of 1000004 gave Dr. Mansell and his wife Ruth-Ann (at right) a chance to spend
The press release also provided some numbers: "Convertibles cruising the Magic Skyway have traveled a combined distance equal to 34 times around the world. The 146 Ford-built Ford convertibles are still going strong after 806,400 miles. Their doors still close with a solid click after 3,276,000 slams. Their seats still spring back after more than 6,500,000 passengers."
Twelve '65 Mustang convertibles, with six-cylinder engines instead of V-8s, replaced the '64 1/2 models for the 1965 portion of the World's Fair. One of the '65 models has survived, 5F08T383386, and is currently undergoing a full restoration. The rebuild of its engine can be found elsewhere in this issue. - Donald Farr
www.youtube.com: Search for "Magic Skyway" to find a 1964 promotional film about the Ford pavilion, narrated by Henry Ford and Walt Disney.
www.early-mustang.com: Photo gallery of Mustangs at the World's Fair. Look for it in the "gallery" section.
www.worldsfairphotos.com: Photo gallery of the Ford pavilion at the New York World's Fair.
www.mustang.org: Article from the Mustang Club of America's Mustang Times about the World's Fair Mustangs.