In 1986 a radio station named WWLS in Norman, Oklahoma, was running a promotion to give away a 1965 Mustang Convertible. The idea was to take the car to several locations (which are called remotes) and show the car and let people draw keys to the trunk. Those who opened the trunk were invited to an ignition key drawing. After three tries, I finally opened the trunk and won a set of glass cookware.
The night before the drawing I was excited and felt like I was going to win the car. I went to bed only to toss and turn from the excitement of the drawing. When I did go to sleep, I dreamed that I was in a large building with people everywhere. Then they passed out keys to everyone. I put the key in the ignition, and the car started. Then I was awakened by Dianne to say you need to get up and get ready for work. At the breakfast table I told her I dreamed I won the car. She said "sure, you did; we will see today, won't we?"
Dianne and I drove to Noble, Oklahoma, where the drawing was to be held. I could feel excitement in the air, and there were a lot of people there. We all received an envelope with a key and were told that we would open the envelopes at the same time, and the person with the key with FORD written on the key would be the winner. I opened my envelope with the blank key. Then I heard a man jumping up and down saying "I got the key." My whole world came down around my shoulders, and I felt I lost the prize that I should have won. I approached the man named Bill Wells. I handed Bill my personal business card and said if you ever want to sell the car, give me a call. Six months later Bill called me and wanted to sell the car. I told him that I had just purchased a new Thunderbird and could not afford to buy his convertible, but I would be willing to trade him a 1967 coupe that was completely restored and ready for sale. We traded, and 30 days later I traded antoher car to get the 67 coupe back from Bill for my son Darrell. So it was meant for me to have the 1965 Mustang Convertible which I have nick named "Mr. Popin Fresh". If you ever have a dream don't pass it by, even if it doesn't come true at first.
This 1965 Mustang convertible options are as follows:Wimbledon white with Black top"A" code 289 C.I. 4/VPony interiorAM/FM radioFloor consolePower topRemote driver's outside mirror / matching non-remote passenger outside mirrorLimited slip 3.00:1 differentialFour-speed top loader transmission5 deluxe steel style wheelsDual turn down exhaust systemFront disc brakesAir conditioning5/8" front sway barDeluxe seat beltsThis vehicle was built in Detroit, MI. and delivered (D.S.O) to Kansas City in May 1965.