Gail Wise Still Owns The First Mustang Ever Sold
She was 22 when she bought the ragtop in 1964
The first television commercial that introduced the Ford Mustang.
“Did you know the first-ever owner of a Ford Mustang was a 22-year-old Chicago schoolteacher who traded in a $400 Chevy and borrowed the rest of the money to cover the $3,419 MSRP on an egg-shell blue convertible? (Did you pick up on the fact that it was a woman?)
“I was the coolest teacher in the school that year,” said Gail Brown, who had been cruising around in her parents’ 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible before making the purchase. “Our custodian once told me if he had a nickel for every time those boys stared at my Mustang he could retire.”
According to Ford documents, Brown bought the car from Johnson Ford on April 15th, two days before it was set to go on sale nationwide. She said that when she balked at what the salesman offered from the showroom floor, he told her he had “something in the back that’s really new”–a new 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible in Skylight Blue with a 260-cubic inch V8, automatic transmission, power steering, power top, knock-off wheel covers, center console and Rally Pac instrumentation.”
Resource: Forbes Magazine. (2015) Retrieved February 24, 2015 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahelliott/2013/09/13/did-you-know-the-worlds-first-ford-mustang-owner-was-a-woman/