A Wimbledon White Mustang convertible with serial number 5F08F100001 that had been delivered to George Parsons Ford in St. Johns, Newfoundland, was one of about 180 other early cars that were not meant to be sold to customers. Instead, these preproduction models were due to be used for internal testing and promotional purposes only. However, Eastern Provincial Airlines pilot Capt. Stanley Tucker convinced Parsons to sell the car to him. A couple of weeks later, Ford realised what had happened and reached out to Tucker to try to buy it back - he declined. Although eventually, Tucker and Ford were able to strike a deal.