Auctions America is delighted to announce it will lift the gavel on the unique and historically important 1964½ Ford Mustang III Factory Prototype, affectionately known as the “Shorty” Mustang, when its highly anticipated Fort Lauderdale sale returns to South Florida, March 27-29, 2015. Recognized by Ford Motor Company as an original factory prototype, the Mustang III was a one-of-a-kind design study built at Ford’s request by the famed Dearborn Steel Tubing Company. The car began with a prototype Mustang chassis, shortened by 16 inches and outfitted with a custom-built 302-cubic-inch V-8 with three dual-barrel carburetors. The special two-passenger fastback coupe body was penned by freelance designer, Vince Gardner, well-known for his custom creations during the 1950s and 60s. When first unveiled, the