Recreating factory invoices and window stickers
Since the original documents for our 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback are long gone, lost in a stream of owners over the last 50 years or so, we wanted to recreate some of the documentation our car would have originally been supplied with.
Two key documents for any Mustang are the window sticker - displayed on the car while parked on the lot or showroom floor and detailing the car's exact spec and price - and the dealer invoice that breaks down the cost of the car and gives an insight into what the dealer paid for it.
Marti Auto Works has a limited number of original invoices, saved by the late Lois Eminger, an ex-Ford employee, but none for the 1967 model year. However, after hundreds of hours of research, and armed with information from both our Marti report and an original Mustang factory pricelist, we were able to create an accurate depiction of our 1967 Fastback's original window sticker:
Recreating the dealer invoice is a little harder.
While we can be certain about most of the prices listed, and the arcane calculations necessary to compute the others (for instance, the lone figure of $50.28 on our invoice is the amount of dealer holdback for our car), there are other figures we can't ascertain: we can't establish the actual transport costs, for example, nor the cost of gas on the day our car was prepared, or the 1967 FDAF figure (Ford Dealer Advertising Fund, a per car charge levied by Ford to cover the cost of marketing).
That aside, our recreation still offers an accurate picture of what our Mustang's original dealer invoice would have looked like: