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Is this where the Super Snake stripe came from


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The car shown, the Mustang II (no, not THAT Mustang II) was a last minute show piece built on a pre-production Mustang platform. It still exists in a collection in Detroit. The Super Snake stripe we know today goes back to to the one '67 GT500 Super Snake that was commissioned with its 427 engine as a Goodyear test vehicle.

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The car shown, the Mustang II (no, not THAT Mustang II) was a last minute show piece built on a pre-production Mustang platform. It still exists in a collection in Detroit. The Super Snake stripe we know today goes back to to the one '67 GT500 Super Snake that was commissioned with its 427 engine as a Goodyear test vehicle.

While I understand that last part, it seems a little more than a coincidence that the super snake stripe is one wide and two thin just like the prototype albeit in grander scale on the SS.

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The 1964 Mustang prototype used the same style stripe that was used on the side stripes for the Mustang GT. It came from the side stripes used on the racing Ford GT of 1962. The explanation of the concept coming from the original 67 SS is correct as a change from the 1965-66 GT350 Lemans stripes and to make the car stand out as a special edition Shelby. Lemans type stripes were no longer offered as a factory or dealer option after 1966 production though many owners had dealers put them put on or did it later.

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While I understand that last part, it seems a little more than a coincidence that the super snake stripe is one wide and two thin just like the prototype albeit in grander scale on the SS.

That Stripe Combo was also used on a LOT of Foreign Cars in the late 50's early 60's as well.

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No, the car shown above is a '63 Mustang II, not the '62 Mustang I which was a two seat, mid engined, four cylinder concept car. The '63 was built off of a pre-production chassis and is a regular four seat, V8, front engined, rear drive car.

Real deal '67 Super Snake GT500post-11909-0-77020000-1442713475_thumb.jpg

'62 Mustang 1 concept carpost-11909-0-83203000-1442713550_thumb.jpg

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