The special edition Stallion Mustang was built for promotional reasons for the Mainway Ford Dealership, based out of Toronto Canada. During the middle of 1967, the dealership placed advertisements, such as the one below, in Canadian car magazines. The Stallion special was exclusively sold by Mainway Ford, and came standard with the 320hp 390cu engine, in GT-version.
Optional engines for the Stallion were a 410 horsepower 390cu and a 550hp 427 engine. Some are believed to also be built with a 289 Hi-PO engine.
According to the advertisement, 4-speed manual transmission or a C6 automatic transmission could be chosen. Stallion emblems, rear cougar tailights, and unique vinyl side treament gave the Stallion a look of it's own.
Highlighting the inside was a tachometer, console with radio, Deluxe steering wheel and seat belts as well as a rear fold-down seat with wooven seat covers. It is believed that a total of only 8 Stallions were produces, 4 of them containing the 289 Hi-PO and the other four having a 390 from the factory.
•390 or 390HiPo or 427cui engine
•GT equipment - special HD suspension
•4-speed manual trans or C6 Select Shift Cruise-o-matic
•Special side vynil treatment
•Limited slip rear axle
The following is stated by Edward Faultless, who's brother owns the
Stallion pictures above.
"My brother is the 4th owner of the car, having purchased it in 1993 from
a close friend of ours. He purchased the car in 1979. We were also acquainted
with the 2nd owner as well. We have just tracked down the original owner,
but he has no pictures from its past. We are missing a few key pieces
of badging. The car does not have a Mustang grill, but we assume the current
unit is as installed by Mainway.
The car was a limited edition dealer option from Mainway Ford in Toronto,
Ontario, CANADA. The cars came from the factory with the 390, 4 bbl and
4 gear tranny. Mainway then replaced the rear tail-light panel and tail-lights
with 1967 Cougar units, chromed the side vents, and added the chrome trimmed,
vinyl along the fastback. The interior features the brushed aluminum panels
that were a Mustang option. Stallion badges were added to the fenders
and the trunk lid, unfortunately these pieces have been missing since
at least 1976. The car still has the pop open gas cap with the Stallion
graphic and a similar badge on the passenger side dash. The graphic is
a rearing Stallion, a mirror of the Ferrari's, but a much tougher looking
Mainway apparently offered a number of engine upgrades from the standard
320 horse-power S-code 390. Listed were the 410 horse-power 390 and a
550 hp 427. This car has a Mercury 410 ci engine (390 block) with a lot
of work done to it. 12.5:1 compression, Holley 850 cfm and 5.13 gears.
450 horse-power and 11.3 et quarter miles. The advertisement picture is
from Ford of Canada historical archives featured in Rare Finds section
by Jerry Heasley Mustang & Fords (August 2000),pg 94. The car on our website
was featured in Rare Finds by Jerry Heasley Mustang & Fords (March 2001),
pg 86. We have not seen another one, but apparently there is one other
known to exist. We have done some research on this with Peter Klutt of
Legendary Motor Cars, who also hosts "Dream Car Garage" on Speedvision
television in North America."
Stallion Mustangs and other special edition models may not be common
vehicles used for a Title
Max loan, but they certainly can be used. Title Max uses the appraisal
value of a car to determine the amount of a title lending loan.