Edsel Ford's fastback

Edsel’s pony was a fastback model painted in pearlescent white, complemented with slim blue racing stripes adorning the top of the body and along the rocker panels. A functional scoop sat proudly atop the hood, chrome trim adorned the three gills in the headlamp buckets, and the rearview mirrors were mounted on the fender, similar to Mustangs exported to Europe at that time. Inside, the pony sported blue leather interior with aluminum trim.

But the one subtle detail that differentiated Edsel’s Mustang from others was the rear fuel filler cap. Usually adorned with the galloping pony logo, the model made for Edsel had the initials “EBF II,” for Edsel B. Ford II. Then-Ford Motor Company CEO and president Henry Ford II had had this Mustang prepared as a special gift for his son’s 16th birthday, which fell on December 27, 1964.