Ford makes “side-by-side” 1965/2015 Mustang display

by Max Richardson
side by side ford mustang museum

Tourists to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum can now have an especially innovative trip through automobile history without needing to take more than a couple of steps.

Ford and the museum, which is on the premises of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Campus located in Alexandria, Virginia, have teamed up to produce a side-by-side display that’s half 1965 Ford Mustang and half 2015 Mustang. Although the Mustang debuted as a 1964 1/2 model, it was essentially the same for 1965, so it makes a good bookend with the redesigned-for-2015 Mustang that’s still available to purchase today.

Now part of the facility’s long-term collection, this display is under museum’s Intellectual Property Power Exhibit. Signage for the half-and-half Mustang discuss numerous patents on both the vintage Mustang and its modern counterpart. The car was unveiled recently.

Remarkably, the automobile has working doors on both sides, so museum-goers can climb up aboard. The ’65 isn’t really a classic, however rather a certified re-creation. The ’15 is actually a right-hand-drive design like that sold in Australia or the UK, so visitors can sit behind both steering wheels.

This oddball development isn’t really to scale in regards to width to permit Ford to display both the infotainment system on the modern-day Mustang and the radio on the classic.

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