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The first Mustang off the assembly line was a car very much like this 1964.5 Mustang convertible, and since then the very earliest Mustangs have been a favorite among collectors. Timeless good looks combined with an upgraded 289 V8, a fresh Pony interior with cold A/C, and a beautiful paint job, makes this is a great Mustang that you can enjoy every day.


Wimbledon White was the color choice on the very first Mustang, and then shortly after beautiful shades like this Code P Prairie Bronze finish were added to the palate and for good reason: it looks fantastic on the first pony car. Add in the higher driver-quality respray look from a more modern finish, and you've got a car that really turns heads. With a restoration completed a few years ago, it still looks spectacular when it's cruising down Main Street and offers very good driver-quality paint (especially when the right light hits the straight creases of the fenders) and bodywork to complement its handsome good looks. You need good gaps and panel alignment on a light-colored car, too, so they took their time and got the doors to fit well and even the trunk lid, which is often challenging, sits just right. A glance at the door tag will reveal that this one has always been Prairie Bronze, and we commend the restorers for sticking with this shade, because it has a timeless, eye-catching look that really complements this iconic droptop perfectly. You'll also note that although the restoration was a good one and completed back to stock specs, it wasn't overdone to a point where you'd be afraid to drive this car. No, this Pony was built for the open road. Beautiful chrome bumpers, a correct early-style grille with cross bars and a galloping pony in the crosshairs, and twin exhaust tips under the rear valence all give this car plenty of jewelry to sparkle against the shiny Prairie Bronze paint.


This lovely Mustang also features a fresh black Pony leather interior (recently installed in 2019), which includes embossed seatbacks with, of course, more horses, and it's a highly desirable option that really dresses things up inside. The seats themselves are supportive and firm, thanks to new foam underneath, and they show no wear or sun damage despite living in a convertible. A custom middle console was upholstered to match the leather seats, and it houses good storage space, a couple of cup holders, and the shifter for the automatic transmission below. Recent black carpets are the correct pile and loop and are protected with Mustang-spec floor mats and the matching door panels complement the deluxe interior package. An all-black dash pad includes a new protective pad on top, easily visible gauges that are outlined with shiny chrome accents, and a newer glove box door that continues the theme. A sporty and stylish 3-spoke steering wheel anchors the interior, a newer retro-style modern AM/FM/AUX stereo lives in the center of the dash, while underneath a factory-style A/C unit fills the cabin with cold R134a-treated air. Overhead, a recent black vinyl convertible top has been installed and includes a matching black boot when it's down. Out back, the trunk is correctly outfitted with reproduction plaid mats and full-sized spare tire assembly.


This particular Mustang carries a 289 cubic inch V8 under the hood, which believe it or not is what this rather rare 'D-code' droptop was born with. Ford didn't stamp VINs on their engines so it's impossible to tell if it's the original block, but the very fact that this 1964.5 car came equipped with a 289, not the usual 260, is a pretty cool story on its own. It wears correct black engine enamel on the block, which is indicative of the early cars, and the shiny chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner aren't stock but they look right under the hood. It's wonderful to see that this Mustang still carries its original generator as a nod to the past, and is conversely equipped with a newer master cylinder and power front disc brake system that helps it stop on a dime. It starts up easily and has a great V8 sound thanks to a newer true dual H-pipe exhaust system with Xlerator Turbo Mufflers and there's an eager feeling to early Mustangs that's hard to replicate anywhere else. The C4 3-speed automatic transmission always seems to be in the right gear for what you're doing and according to the door tag, there are 3.00 gears out back so this Mustang stays relaxed on the highway. The results of the restoration still show up in the form of nice satin black floors with all the convertible reinforcements still intact, a recent gas tank, and newer air shocks out back to keep a level attitude regardless of the load. Correct 1964.5 alloy wheels are the perfect Mustang touch and carry 195/75/14 Hankook whitewall radials that look just right.


With all the unique features on the first edition, pre-July 31 Mustangs, this is a car that will always get Mustang fans talking. It's also a wonderful and fun convertible in its own right, too. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1433736
  • Price:$38,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1964
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Gold
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:15720
  • Stock Number:4468-DFW
  • VIN:5F08D194548

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