My father George Schumaker was in the advanced studio working on Mustang in 1963. He is quoted in the Holls book. Anyway, his sketches were the ones leading to the fastback. These are the only two that survive years of abuse. I donated them to the Petersen years back. Funny to hear Phil Payne say no one in the studio liked the fastback. Guess they didn’t choose his sketches. Phil can be such a Payne… old joke. Actually my dad did say the roof got too high in order to get the fastback look while holding head points in the rear.
And here is a pic of a cast of the pony sculpture used for the grille badge etc. It was done by a sculptor named Charles Keresztes. My dad brought this casting home from the studio in the 70’s. Dug it out of the trash. We treated it like a toy until one day I realized it mattered and saved it. I just donated it to the new Mustang Museum opening in North Carolina.
We here in Honda R&D enjoy your site. A lot of ex-Detroiter studio guys here.
Regards, Eric Schumaker