Fox Canadian Mustang Gt Dealer Book Strange Detail On Dash.

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  1. GT George

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    I obtained the dealer order book for the 87 Mustang model year (Canada) and noticed something strange in one of the photos. There's a square recess molded into the dash that I've never seen before. My car is an early 87 (ordered 8/86) Canadian export and does not have this detail.

    I'm wondering if this was a prototype dash with the location for a Day/Date/Elapsed time clock which was deleted for 87 and the photo some how made it to print to the dealers.

    At the manufacturing level it would be a simple matter of removing a square plate in the mold to produce the production dash.

    FYI, the car in the photo was a white convertible GT.

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    Hmmmmm interesting......
     
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    Yup my thought exactly.

    I don't think it's specific to the Canadian printing, I'm assuming the US Dealer Books have it to.

    Anyone out there have a copy of the US Dealer Order Book? Or have any insight into this photo?
     
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    I wonder if that was a spot for a clock...
     
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    As a Canuck who was of age at in those days, I can say I've never seen that in a "real" mustang.
     
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    Also has a mph speedo, wouldn't a Canadian car be kph?
     
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    You are correct, Canadian cars do have a metric speedo but all the literature photos are of US cars. They just changed the text to read Mustang "Cobra" GT for the Canadian version of the literature.
     
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    Another thing... That is an 85 mph speedo, which would mean an LX car correct? I see what appears to be the fog light switch which would indicate a GT. Unless they made GTs with 85 mph speedos? :D
     
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    That's the correct speedo found in GT's for 1987/88. In 1989 they changed it to 140mph.
     
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    Never knew that!
     
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