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1964 Ford Mustang

Convertible

Price

$55,600

Mileage

55,912

Vehicle Info

condition
Condition
Used
engine
Engine
260ci V8
transmission
Transmission
Automatic
drivetrain
Drivetrain
N/A
fuel
Fuel
N/A
exterior-color
Exterior Color
Wimbledon White
interior-color
Interior Color
Red
stock
Stock #
1002
request-VIN
VIN
5F08F101650
Fuel Economy
CITY
N/A
fuel-economy
HWY
N/A
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Description

Lee Iacocca, Ford's then General Manager, commissioned his design team to come up with a two seated roadster that would compete with popular European cars as well as the American Chevy Corvette Sting Ray. A design team headed by assistant manager and engineer Donald Frey was formed and the new project was titled the ''T-5''. After some consideration it was agreed that a cross breed roadster and Ford Falcon would be more suitable to modern demands. After all, the Ford Thunderbird, which was Ford's most recent two seater car, did not fair as well as expected in current car markets. The T-5 was given a new design commission and Lee Iacocca gives much credit to the efforts of stylist David Ash for making the renamed ''Mustang'' a smashing success. In 1964 production was in high gear for the newly designed 1965 Ford Mustang. The highly anticipated Ford Mustang was honored by being named the Indianapolis pace car of 1964 and Ford stepped it up to accommodate the rising status of their new design. A special convertible version was adapted as the pacer. It was manufactured in white with a blue stripe on the hood and trunk. Ford also made 230 extra pace cars, available in convertible and hard top. Thirty five convertibles were sold to dealerships and 195 hardtops were given out in dealer contests held in April of 1964. Clearly the new Ford Mustang was suddenly everywhere! It was even featured in 1964's Bond movie, Goldfinger! Yes, the Mustang was an instant hit! A true royal gem in Ford's car making history. It was the most successful release Ford had made since the 1928 introduction of the Model A and it has stood the test of time. Ford is still continuing the Mustang line and even the newer Mustangs are a modern collectors item. Although originally the Mustang was advertised as an early 1965 model, Ford made some changes to the later 1965 models that differentiated the two, and it is known today as the 1964 1/2 Mustang (1964.5 Mustang). Thus, the term 1964 1/2 or 1964.5 was eventually coined. This 1964 1/2 Mustang was built March 18, 1964 at the Dearborn assembly plant on just the 9th day of Mustang production ever. It is most likely one of the first ones ever sold as they went on sale April 17th 1964 and this one was sold and originally titled April 22nd 1964 in North Carolina.This vehicle retains all of the super-early 1964 oddities like the screw-on dash pad reinforcements used only on the first 2000 cars. This one is sequential no. 1650. It is door tag correct Wimbledon White with Red interior. Power convertible top. Restored in 2013-2014 and retained its original sheet metal. This 1964 1/2 Mustang is a true F-Code 260 CI V-8 engine with automatic transmission. Correct reproduction dual exhaust. New stainless steel brake and fuel lines, along with power steering. Vented radiator core system. The interior features Two speed heater switch, ''H'' heater knob. The correct Argent colored 5.5 inch wide 1964 1/2 styled steel wheels paired with new reproduction dual Redline radial tires. Slotted spare tire mounted in the trunk. Financing available for up to twelve-year terms, on approved credit. While we do safety inspections and make in house repairs, all classic vehicles are sold strictly in ''AS-IS'' condition. In addition, all vehicles displayed miles either on websites or odometers are considered to be Non-Actual, unless expressly documented otherwise. All buyers are encouraged to have third party inspections done before taking delivery. It is the responsibility of the buyer to conduct any inspections and examination necessary to satisfy himself of all material facts before making any offers. All sales will be final.

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