1962 Mustang I Roadster

Summary

This sharp looking little two-seater created a great "buzz" when racing driver Dan Gurney introduced it at the United States Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, New York, in 1962. Featuring a rear-mounted V-4 engine, it was unlike any Ford ever seen before. The Mustang name later appeared on a sporty four-seater that created its own buzz in 1964.

This sharp looking little two-seater created a great "buzz" when racing driver Dan Gurney introduced it at the United States Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, New York, in 1962. Featuring a rear-mounted V-4 engine, it was unlike any Ford ever seen before. The Mustang name later appeared on a sporty four-seater that created its own buzz in 1964.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1962

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

74.57.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Aluminum (Metal)
Leather
Rubber (Material)
Glass (Material)

Color

White (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 39.4 in

Width: 61 in

Length: 154 in

Wheelbase: 90 in

Weight: 1544 lbs

Specifications

Make & Model: 1962 Mustang I roadster

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Engine: 60-degree V-4, 91 cubic inches

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Height: 39.5 inches

Wheelbase: 90 inches

Width: 61 inches

Overall length: 154 inches

Weight: 1544 pounds

Horsepower: 109 at 6400 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 14.2

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