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I was just courious, my 64.5 coupe has a dealer optioned hood ornament (which ive never before seen on a mustang) and I was told that since that option was so rare that it would up the value of my car a bit, as well as help me breaka tie in some car show later down the road, is this true or are some people just yankin my chain?

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Even got the good ol' generator

And the first hood ornament ive ever seen on a mustang
 

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I don't have any info on it, but just curious.....what does it look like? A horse? Sounds neat, if it's real.
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Yeah its a running Mustang, about 1 & 3/4 in. high and 6in. long. chrome

And i know it's real i gotta book with all the options available and the hood ornament was a dealer option.

only bad thing is im gonna have to drive around w/ 2 holes in my hood cause im not gonna put it on untill i go to a car show because i know it will get stolen and i dont know where i can buy another one.



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And the first hood ornament ive ever seen on a mustang
 

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That's awesome. I have never seen one either. Got any pics?
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not yet, but i'll try and get some up soon, It needs to be re-chromed but thats no biggie


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And the first hood ornament ive ever seen on a mustang
 

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These were items not made by Ford but by an aftermarket company. You could buy them through many other sources like JC Whitney into the 70's In general these were very unpopular and not often seen. Seem that most people wanted a sporty car when they bought a Mustang so the hood ornaments and fender mounted turn indicators were slow sellers.

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Double checked my records and its described as approx 5" long and 2 1/2" high. Price was $2.50

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I saw one here in Indy on a '65 or '66 convertible. Didn't much care for it.

A few weeks later when talking to the P.O. of my car, I discovered that it had one on it that he removed during prep for paint restoration. Sure enough you can see under the hood where the holes were repaired.

I don't know if it was a dealer option or not, but if not, I'd take it off and leave it off.

Good luck!

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But would it increase the price a little bit since it was so rare?

64.5 Coupe
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Even got the good ol' generator

And the first hood ornament ive ever seen on a mustang
 

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I'm not sure what book you might be talking about -- I know this item is depicted in the ubiquitous "Mustang Does It", but that's not the most authoritative reference. Regardless, Jeff is correct in that the particular hood ornament you're describing was never marketed by Ford (though some dealers might certainly have stocked such aftermarket items independently, much as they do today). Still, I wouldn't fret too much about the risk of theft -- though these aren't seen all that much today, they're not all that rare and were still stocked in the J.C. Whitney catalog up until a few years ago.
 

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I don't think it would increase the value of your car. However, if you were to sell it separately, say on E-bay, I think you could get some decent money for it. The Mustang Recognition Guide has a picture of one on page 58. It says " Bright metal horse is an aftermarket accessory which mounts onto the center of the hood's leading edge."

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