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A really odd mustang went to South Vietman in 1967
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I was on another Mustang site and one of the members posted a 1967 T-5 fastback that he had purchased. It is possible the car never left the U.S. but most did that were build with the DSO codes in the 90's.
Look at the Buck Tag on bottom left. S. Vietnam.
What I think is odd that it would go to South Vietnam at the height of the war in 1967 and actually make it back. The military would ship your T-5 from Germany for $1.00 might have been the same from Vietnam. Would be an interesting Marti to see where it went first.
Does not look like a bad car he had interior pics but I did not copy them. Engine is out.

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what does the T5 stand for. never heard of that.
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Mustangs that were exported to Germany were called T5 as the term mustang was used by a truck manufacturer in Germany.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

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I wonder if it was ordered by a service member while they were in Vietnam and due to be transferred to Germany at the end of their tour?



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(12-16-2018, 08:59 AM)delawarebill Wrote: what does the T5 stand for. never heard of that.

Like stated in another post the Mustang name was trademarked in West Germany and they wanted Ford to pay $10,000 for the rights to use Mustang in Germany. Ford being they way they are would not pay up. T-5 was the code name for the Mustang in development which came close to being called the Cougar.
They dropped the T-5 name sometime in the 70's I believe. I have some of the 71 - 73 T-5 dash emblems and couple sets of the 1965 -66 fender emblems. The 65 - 66 are made from Comet 202 quarter panel emblems and the 67 - ? used the GT badge with a different sticker.
There were quite a few of them in N.C. & S.C. due to the number of military bases located here. Just maybe 3 years ago I turned down a Q code 4 speed T-5 vert that came from Columbia, S.C. where the Army base is located. He also had a 72 T-5 Vert.
Here is pic of the 65 emblems. Mustang was taken off the horn ring, gas cap, wheel covers, fenders, metric speedo and they stamped the owner's manual with a stamp that stated, "In recognition of trademark rights in West Germany, T-5". Later years had their own German owner's manuals.
The 65 - 66 had the export shock tower brace that Shelby or Holman Moody put on the Mustangs here to add strength.
If you find a Mustang with a DSO code in the 90's it was an export model.

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runninpony 
Mustang name trademarked by Germans for a truck they wanted to build but never happened. So yeah Ford as cheap as they were didn't pay ransom money but used internal code name for Mustang which was T5. But this applied to Germany only. All other countries in Europe the Mustang was called Mustang. My 71 Convertible was imported to Great Britain and then a few years later imported to Germany in 1980. But my car is NOT A T5, hence my user name, even though it spent most of it's life in Europe. There were only 77...1971 Convertibles exported to Germany, so a really rare horse, but mine isn't one of them. You can tell a German but you can't tell him anything LOL.

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Interesting car thumb 

There was a German motorbike-factory named "Kreidler" which named also a small motorbike "Mustang". Because of this Ford had to pay about 10.000 Dollars at that time. Ford did not want that. But the costs of the badges and the additional work over the the years were far more...

I have a 1973 T5, here is the whole story of it and may restoration thread:

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-tim-...ild-thread


My father has also one, perhaps the most original one in the world, a 1973 vert with a Q-code and a C6 and some really nice options as power windows for example...

1973 there were only 531 T5's built.

My fathers T5 convertible is one of only 84 T5 verts built in 1973. Most likely a one of one... And it is all original - even the paint! 

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My T5 is one of 299 T5 Sportsroofs built in 1973. I think with it's features it will be also a one of one...


Have built up some knowledge about the T5's and their features over the last years - if you have some questions you're welcome thumb

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Very nice car. I guess the 73 had to have more than the amber bulb I see amber lens also. Beautiful.
I have seen the Mustang bicycles for sale at swap meets. Both the truck and bicycle had the name in Germany. Would love to see more pictures of your Dad's car. There is a T-5 group on Facebook he might join it.
I just cannot believe that someone paid $19,358 for the body shell is amazing to me.


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(12-18-2018, 11:45 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Very nice car. I guess the 73 had to have more than the amber bulb I see amber lens also. Beautiful.
I have seen the Mustang bicycles for sale at swap meets. Both the truck and bicycle had the name in Germany. Would love to see more pictures of your Dad's car. There is a T-5 group on Facebook he might join it.
I just cannot believe that someone paid $19,358 for the body shell is amazing to me.

Thank you for your words, David!

Yes, it is a very nice car, indeed. And all original. No paintjob till today!

I will provide some pictures, have to tell it my father he should make some from different spots. He likes taking pictures from the car and my mother by it Wink

My father not even paid that for the whole car ready to drive and all made perfect to ride! So that is a crazy price for an empty body shell ... But hey, it's a 67 Fastback with all glass around!

The T5 has special amber parking lights which are only built for them, they are original built from Ford for this purpose! They have also some other specials to it which were automatically built-in when ordered for Germany as there are a 3-row cooler, km/h-speedometer, heated rear window (Sportsroof), 70 amp battery, Competition Suspension (HD springs & shocks) and some other goodies. They were basically built with a lots of options.

Tim

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