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I know that Ford trashed all of the records for the 64.5-66 mustangs. After reading some threads on Zim's post, I am interested in knowing which colors were most popular for those years. Anyone know how to go about this?
 

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I believe I read that Candyapple Red and Wimbleton White were number 1 and 2 (for 1965 and 1966), but I'm forgetting what comes after that. I think maybe black. Then for '67, I think number 1 was the Lime Gold.
 

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Anyone know how popular Antique Bronze was in '66? Its the original color of my car and I havent seen more than 5 cars of this color still around.
 

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My car was also originally antique bronze. I don't believe there were all that many that were that color, and I can understand why. No offense to those who like it, but my car is no longer antique bronze.

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According to the statistics gathered by Jim Smart and Jim Haskell in their research for the Mustang Production Guide, here are the colors for each model year, sorted by popularity:

'64½ Mustangs

1. Wimbledon White, code M, 23.1%
2. Rangoon Red, code J, 16.5%
3. Raven Black, code A, 8.3%
4. Caspian Blue, code H, 7.4%
5. Prairie Bronze, code P, 7.1%
6. Poppy Red, code 3, 6.4%
7. Guardsman Blue*, code F, 5.9%
8. Vintage Burgundy, code X, 5.8%
9. Skylight Blue*, code Y, 5.1%
10. Cascade Green*, code S, 3.6%
11. Sunlight Yellow*, code V, 3.4%
12. Silversmoke Grey, code K, 2.5%
13. Pagoda Green*, code B, 2.0%
14. Dynasty Green, code D, 1.2%
15. Phoenician Yellow, code 8, less than .5%
16. Champagne Beige, code I, less than .5%
17. Chantilly Beige, code Z, less then .5%
18. Tropical Turquoise, code O, less than .5%
19. Pace Car White*, code C, 190 total units

* - '64½ only

'65 Mustangs

1. Wimbledon White, code M, 14.1%
2. Rangoon Red, code J, 11.8%
3. Caspian Blue, code H, 9.7%
4. Ivy Green, code R, 9.4%
5. Vintage Burgundy, code X, 7.9%
6. Silver Blue, code Y, 7.7%
7. Raven Black, code A, 5.8%
8. Honey Gold, code C, 5.5%
9. Prairie Bronze, code P, 4.0%
10. Poppy Red, code 3, 4.0%
11. Twilight Turquoise, code 5, 3.6%
12. Springtime Yellow, code 8, 3.5%
13. Arcadian Blue, code F, 2.8%
14. Silversmoke Grey, code K, 2.7%
15. Dynasty Green, code D, 2.2%
16. Phoenician Yellow, code 7, 1.8%
17. Tropical Turquoise, code O, 1.6%
18. Champagne Beige, code I, 1.2%

'66 Mustangs

1. Candyapple Red, code T, 13.8%
2. Wimbledon White, code M, 12.5%
3. Ivy Green, code R, 7.9%
4. Springtime Yellow, code 8, 7.8%
5. Nightmist Blue, code K, 7.6%
6. Silver Blue, code Y, 7.2%
7. Vintage Burgundy, code X, 5.7%
8. Sauterne Gold, code Z, 5.7%
9. Emberglo, code V, 5.6%
10. Tahoe Turquoise, code U, 5.5%
11. Raven Black, code A, 3.8%
12. Arcadian Blue, code F, 3.6%
13. Silver Frost, code 4, 3.4%
14. Signalflare Red, code 5, 2.6%
15. Antique Bronze, code P, 2.4%
16. Sahara Beige, code H, 1.9%

Disclaimer: These statistics are generated from the thousands of samples in the Mustang Production Guide database. While these are not truly random observations, they should serve as a good guide for these purposes.
 

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Thanks for the info. Steve. So I guess there was somewhere around 14,000 antique bronze cars in 1966?
 

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wow i didn't know signalflare red was that unpopular/rare!
 

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It is so amazing how many colors were available back in the day. Compare this to the 4 or 5 color choices we get on new cars today. No wonder old Mustangs are so cool.

Troy
 
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