Unbelievable Mustang I Concept Car Molds Surface on Craigslist!

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1962 Ford Mustang I Concept

Barn Finds found insanely rare pieces of Ford Mustang history that sold for only $16,000.

Are you ready to be confused? Before the Mustang  in 1964, there was a Mustang I in 1962 and a Mustang II in 1963, not to be confused with the Mustang II that was released in 1974.

The 1962 Mustang I was a low-slung, wedge-shaped two-seat roadster. It featured a mid-engine, rear-drive layout and was powered by a V4 engine (you read that right). Short of the name, it shared next to nothing in common with the production version that followed two years later.

1962 Ford Mustang I Concept

The Mustang II concept that followed in 1963 was much closer to the production car that would be released on April 17th, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. Both of those are stories for another day, though. For now, let’s go back to that funky little two-seater.

This bizarre Ford sports car study would only see one running prototype, with a body made from steel. A second, non-running car was made from fiberglass. Barn Finds, amazingly, located the molds for that fiberglass body on Craigslist, of all places.

1962 Ford Mustang I Concept

While the listing is long gone, Barn Finds has all of the important details. Apparently, the seller’s father had purchased the molds in the 1960s. The seller was asking $16,000 for this incredible piece of history, and we’d imagine that they got every penny of that.

While the original, running and driving steel-bodied example lives at the Henry Ford Museum, the fiberglass roller is long gone. Here’s hoping that the buyer will re-create it and perhaps donate it to another museum. We’ll cast our vote for the Mustang Owner’s Museum in Concord, North Carolina.

1962 Ford Mustang I Concept

Another option would be for the new owner to sell complete bodies for folks who want to build a kit car. With the current trend of EV-swapping classic and kit cars, we’d have a fun time building one with a powerful electric motor, lithium batteries,¬† and a modern suspension bolted to an aluminum space frame.

Another neat option would be a complete drivetrain from an EcoBoost Mustang. How would you build your Mustang I replica? Let us know in our forums!

Photos: Barn Finds

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Longtime motorcyclist and automotive journalist Cam Vanderhorst is a regular contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum and MB World, among others.

When he's not busy working on his Harley-Davidson bike, the vastly experienced writer has covered an array of features, reviews, how-tos, op-eds and news stories for Internet Brands' Auto Group and is also a co-founder and co-host of the popular podcast Cammed & Tubbed.

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