Gail Wise Still Owns The World’s First Mustang Ever Sold

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Gail Wise was 22 back in 1964 when she unknowingly bought the world’s first Ford Mustang days before CEO Lee Iacocca introduced the car at the World’s Fair. On April 15, 1964 she bought the car from Johnson Ford in Chicago when the salesman agreed to sell her the baby-blue convertible that was hiding underneath a car cover in a back room.

According to Wise, she comes from a family familiar with Ford convertibles (her dad owned ’49 and ’57 Ford convertibles) so it only made sense that when she hit the dealer, that she was in search of a ‘vert. Well, when the dealer didn’t have any on the lot he didn’t want to lose a sale, so he showed Wise the Mustang and agreed to sell it days before he was supposed to. As you can imagine, Wise was the talk of the town as people waved, admired and stopped to ask all sorts of questions. Long story short, Wise and her husband still own the very car. It was used as a daily driver for years until it sat in the garage for nearly 30 years before they rescued it with a full restoration. How’s that for cool?

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