This 1965 Pizza Hut commercial, features the POWERCAR Company built, Mustang Jr., a gasoline powered car for adults, or battery powered car for children. The gasoline model could carry 225 lbs at speeds up to 20 mph (As seen in this commercial). The battery powered model was a safer alternative for children that could reach 5 mph and carry 110 lbs. Mustang Jr, sold for $597.00 for the gasoline powered miniature Mustang and $495.00 for the battery powered car.
Ever since the Ford Thunderbird was introduced in 1954, The PowerCar Company had built a Thunderbird Jr. On September 1, 1964 the Mustang Jr. would be available also.
In addition to the Mustang Jr., the 1965 Ford Midget Mustang pedal car was one of the new promotional items available through the local Ford dealers in time for Christmas.
Available through the local Ford dealers, the Mustang Midget pedal car was advertised as a $25.00 value, available for $12.95 at your local Ford dealer, and invited people to come test drive a new Ford. The pedal car is shown with a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 LTD in the postcard from our collection. Mustang Midget pedal cars were sold at Ford dealerships in time for Christmas.
The 1965 Motorized Mustang sold through Ford dealers for Christmas, it could go straight or in a circle. The headlamps and tail lights illuminated from a single bulb in the rear of the chassis.
Not all Mustang toys were exclusive to Ford Dealerships. Post cereal had frequent offers for toy cars "Free Inside" the box. Here is an ad from Post, showing a toy Mustang came with a Post cereal purchase.
This video was part of a television documentary about MoTown and shows the song "Nowhere To Run" performed by Martha Reeves And The Vandellas. Ford gave permission for a music video to be filmed on the Mustang assembly line to be used in the documentary. In a television interview, Martha mentioned the workers were not happy with the decision to film this while they were working. "Nowhere To Run" was released on a single, February 10, 1965.
This ad from ESSO, offers customers the chance to win a new 1965 Ford Mustang. Another winner is announced on this broadcast.
The man in the Ford showroom finds "Unexpected features" in this 1965 Ford Mustang TV Commercial.
In this 1965 Ford Mustang TV Commercial, the man in the parking lot will "Take a Mustang Out To Lunch".
Browse a Working 1965 Ford Mustang Brochure printed in August of 1964...Read More
Ford had to use an alternate name for the Mustang in Germany, since Krupp (A German Truck builder) owned the rights to the Mustang name in Germany. Ford used the original concept name, "T5" for the German Mustang.
The Complete Guide to Mustang was a special edition magazine, published by Car Life magazine. This 98 page special issue, is loaded with information about the new Mustang. The ad on the first page invites readers to see the Mustang at the Ford Pavillion...Read More