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Was checking out this old 1964 Mustang Advertising Commercial which includes a lot of Prototype Mustangs in it. Fast forward to 5min:15sec to 5min:19sec in the film and freeze it. It is the "Zebulon Pike Elementary School" on Chestnut street in Colorado Springs, Colorado where portions of this 1964 commercial was shot..

1964 Mustang Dealer Introduction Video:


And how the same site (Zebulon Pike Elementary School) looks today via Google Maps....54 years later! Not much has changed...!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/2510+N+Chestnut+St,+Colorado+Springs,+CO+80907/@38.8680918,-104.8363376,3a,22.8y,299.45h,90.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szkKI7ktiQ4k8c46spdzZ6A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x87134ff973733f7f:0x96079938e3841a9!8m2!3d38.8682857!4d-104.8371593


Neat! Right??!

I love doing stiff like this... Finding old pics or video and comparing it on Google Maps from my living room what it looks like today....

Great stuff!!

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Anyone got anything similar???

Tony K.
 

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Wow, that's a really cool video; especially considering it was filmed in my town! I recognize a lot of places to include Pikes Peak Highway, Garden of the Gods and Balanced Rock. Interesting they flew a film crew out to Colorado for this.

Thanks for sharing!
 

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"what about the aluminum plate vs the boot for the shifter at 6:08 ?"

Another Prototype item that never made it to production.........but forget that... How about the Rally Pac! Check out that one...!!!

In another part of the video, A White Mustang Hardtop opens up his driver side door.....Look at where the door latch is!....Total Prototype car....

How about the front Grille??? Notice that there are no side Spears on any of the Horse and Corrals on any of the cars...... Take a 2nd look!

All good stuff...!
 

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what about the aluminum plate vs the boot for the shifter at 6:08 ?
I did notice that, but assumed is was something unique to the 64.5 Mustangs. Also, no fastbacks in that film. I don't think they were being produced during that filming.
 

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Those cars were all Prototype cars in the video....Not even Pre-Production cars like Mustang#1 thru #212..... The Prototype cars preceded the Pre-Production cars...and I'm sure that just a handful were made.. before the cars went into Pre-Production. That film was probably made in the fall of 1963 or Spring 1964..

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Did you guys ever see this video below??!?? Another Rare, but cool video...

Talk about jumping the gun to Early Pre-Production.....This commercial had to be pulled for obvious reasons... Don't even know if ever ran in Canada which was its original target market...


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Min 5:45, headline courtesy light. Notice that none of the cars have rear side mirrors nor fender side cubic inches emblems.
Cool video.! Thank you Tony.

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Those cars were all Prototype cars in the video....Not even Pre-Production cars like Mustang#1 thru #212..... The Prototype cars preceded the Pre-Production cars...and I'm sure that just a handful were made.. before the cars went into Pre-Production. That film was probably made in the fall of 1963 or Spring 1964..

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Production was already going by Spring '64, and I think the prototypes were around Jan '64.
 

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"Production was already going by Spring '64, and I think the prototypes were around Jan '64."

Final designs were given the "Green light" by Iacocca in the last week of November 1963...

Would think that the "Prototype cars" were built at Allen Park and and done by Mid December '63 at least...

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"Production was already going by Spring '64, and I think the prototypes were around Jan '64."

Final designs were given the "Green light" by Iacocca in the last week of November 1963...

Would think that the "Prototype cars" were built at Allen Park and and done by Mid December '63 at least...

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Tony K.
That's a lot earlier than Spring '64.
 

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I love doing stiff like this... Finding old pics or video and comparing it on Google Maps from my living room what it looks like today....
Anyone got anything similar???
Not Mustang related, but to your original question, here are some then and now photos of San Jose, CA.
BVN San Jose Then and Now


And some more, newer, then & now comparisons of San Jose's cityscape with a cool slider (link is below in case the embedded images/sliders don't work) showing before and after of some newer buildings...
https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/rental-market/10-now-and-then-photos-show-san-jose-s-cityscape-transformation/

River Park Tower II, Downtown
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/1-Riverpark-Tower-II.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

360 Residences, Downtown
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/2-Three-Sixty-Residences.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

San Jose Airport ConRAC, Airport Area
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/3-ConRac.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Fourth Street Apartments, Downtown
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/4-Fourth-Street-Apartments.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

6001 America Center, Alviso
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/5-America-Center.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Villa Valencia West, West San Jose
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/6-Villa-Valencia-West.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Fruitdale
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/7-Santa-Clara-Valley-Medical-Center.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Casa Feliz Apartments, South University Neighborhood
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/8-Casa-Feliz-Apartments.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Centerra, Downtown
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/9-Centerra.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

One South Market, Downtown
<iframe src="https://www.rentcafe.com/Content/Marketing/timelapse/San-Jose/10-One-South-Market.html" width="100%" max-width="570" height="540" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

And, one of my favorites, comparing Market Street in San Francisco before the quake & fire...

And after the quake & fire...

And now (2005)...


And driving in New York, then and now...
 

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"That's a lot earlier than Spring '64."

Yes it is... but the film was most likely filmed in Early Spring '64 way before the April 17th Launch at the '64 New York World's Fair...

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