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This is a photo of a Playboy Playmate at Al Grillo Ford in Massachusetts in June of 1968. The playmate is Michelle Hamilton - that part is easy! But, what is this Mustang? The sloping body line at the nose is different from anything I've seen. Also, check out the point at the rear of the quarter panel. It must be a concept car, but I have not been able to find any other pictures of a Mustang of this style.


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It is a custom and, to me, it is based on the 1968 Mustang 2+2
 

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In the 60s there were a lot of custom kits and conversions you could buy. Want a Mustang Pickup, 4 door Mustang! Removable roof, yes they were all available. Very few survived.

The one you picture reminds me of a Torino.
 

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In the 60s there were a lot of custom kits and conversions you could buy. Want a Mustang Pickup, 4 door Mustang! Removable roof, yes they were all available. Very few survived.

The one you picture reminds me of a Torino.
Now that you say it, I can see where the nose meets the front quarter and hood. Easy to see why few survived.
 

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Not seeing any signs of bumpers, front or rear in the photo either.
 

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...and the reflection of white stripes of the red GT500KR parked next to it in the puddle underneath.
 

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Looks pretty similar to a mach 1 concept car.
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@Randolph2112 and @Helmantel , you both may be onto something identifying these cars.
I said red, but that may be orange after looking at other reds in the photo. Both may be concept cars. @ClevelandMach1 Very cool photo!
 

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Interesting! As is the rest of your site (that I have vidited several times over the years)

Somehow, Al Grillo is the perfect name for a flamboyant car dealer who got involved with the mafia 😀
 

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For a brief second, I actually thought we were going to give credit to where the photo came from...

regardless the car behind the green car is a rare 1968, orange Shelby, but not #3206. It is Shelby serial number 3405.

the green car in the foreground is a custom car built by Grillo Ford. It is not a Ford creation.

www.thecoralsnake.com/Grillo
Thanks very much for the link. The Grillo story is fascinating.
 

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Great read about Grillo Ford, interesting times back in the day that's for sure. Thank you for the link.
 

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None of the cars in these links have the half dollar marker light on the rear quarter extension. Was each custom different?
 
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