1964 Ford Mustang Coupe
There were several names proposed before the Mustang was given its famous moniker. These included Cougar, Panther, Colt, Stiletto, Comet, Allegro and many more. Even Ford couldn't have predicted how successful the car would be. On the opening day, 22,000 units were sold, and dealerships were taking waiting lists for several days after.
For consignment, a 1964-1/2 (sic, see below) model of the Mustang. This is verifiable as an early model as it sports several cues of the 1964-1/2 model that were refined on the 1965. Some of these are a large horn within the engine compartment, black hinges and springs for the hood, a pressure switch for the brake lights attached to the brake cylinder, no carpeting filling the gap between the rocker panel and the sill plate, and an A on the vent knob (to the left of the steering wheel). Yupperz, this is a 1964-1/2, with extensive maintenance and restoration documentation. All this comes our way due to a loving husband and his wife's obsession for the Mustang...happy wife...happy life!
Palomino Gold in respray now covers the completely stripped, repaired if needed, and smoothed steel panels for this car. From the hockey stick cove in the doors to the front venting to cool the battery, this car is just beautifully done. A rotisserie provided the access to a total paint job, and paint is excellent. This clean machine presents with beautifully polished chrome trimmings for the cove, bumpers and window surrounds. A 260 badge is on the front quarter, and the iconic triple inverted V taillight clusters are gracing either side of the rear panel. On all 4 corners are the 6-blade fan-like wheel covers, standard fare for most mustangs of the time.
A flip of the door, and more Palomino Gold in the light shade covers the interior in vinyl. On those door panels are a large clip style (as opposed to screw on for the actual 1965) handle to open the door, another 1964-1/2 cue. Beautifully recovered low back buckets are up front and are in excellent condition. In back is a matching bench also recovered in the light Palomino vinyl. The dash is super clean, with the speedometer flanked by the two round temp and fuel gauges, and warning lights and odometer in the black panel within the gold dash. Sitting proudly in the middle of the hump is the T style shift lever, nicely preserved. Gold carpet floods the floors, and a light headliner with a few wrinkles is up top for the interior.
A 260ci V8 with a plethora of new parts installed over time, yields a power plant that is pretty much rebuilt, but retaining its matching number status. It presents very nicely with non-corroded bolt ons, and blue valve covers and air cleaner cover. No hints of any oiling or leaks at the seals, and this mill is buttoned up. A rebuilt numbers matching automatic transmission is on back.
Well preserved is the buzz word for this undercarriage, with no rust, solid toe kicks and floorpans, rockers frame and a newer gas tank. Drum brakes are on all 4 corners, and suspension is nice and tight.
She fired right up, and the test track proved to be no challenge for this car. It accelerated smoothly, came to a straight stop, and cruised with ease at highway speed. All functions are functioning, and the car is a comfortable ride.
So, what's the difference between a '64-1/2 and a '65 Mustang? Not much and yet everything. From 50 feet away, they look the same; close up, they host quite a number of differences. The '64-1/2 Mustangs have always been '65 Mustangs-always. As enthusiasts, we call them "'64-1/2" because it's easier to say, but it's also a cult thing. Early '65 Mustangs have the distinction of being the first block of Ponies ever produced. They were an integral part of the Mustang madness that swept the world in 1964. And if you have a "'64-1/2" built at Dearborn, that makes it even more significant in the relative scheme of things, because it was born in the motherland. Otherwise it's an early 1965!
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