Bridenthal Ford of Greensburg, Ohio was active in drag racing in the early 1960s and campaigned several Ford-sponsored cars including a well-known 1964 Thunderbolt named "The Fugitive", which was driven by Skip Wilson. 135033 was delivered to Bridenthal Ford as documented in a Ford Intra-Company Memo discussing the disposition of the first 50 CJ Mustangs.
After delivery to the dealership, the Mustang was sold internally to Bridenthal Lewis Leasing Company and was raced by dealership employee Fred Hertzog. The car saw some duty at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio, the only 4 lane, 2 stripper in the world at the time. The dealership sold the car in 1971 and it traveled from Greensburg, Ohio to Loraine, Ohio and saw some street duty before retiring to the exact place it sat for the next 35-years. The seller was up in age and due to health reasons finally sold the car. The car remains uncut and rust-free with all original panels and wears an era livery with its factory white showing in places.