Tucked away on page nine of the May 9, 1964 issue of Competition Press and Autoweek is an intriguing little story: “FIA Rejects Ford Bid for Homolgation [sic].”
At the time, the Mustang had just made its world debut, but Ford was already scheming to fold the car into its “Total Performance” campaign. The automaker apparently proposed to do so with a fleet of crazy fiberglass-bodied touring cars
According to Competition Press, Ford tried to get the new Mustang classified as a touring car for international racing. “Ford’s request for homologation,” we explained, “described the Mustang as a car with all fiberglass body, disc brakes on all four wheels, and a 289 cubic-inch displacement engine equipped with four dual-throat Weber carburetors.