We're all on the lookout for a 1964.5 Ford Mustang convertible, but
this is a standout amongst those rare few. With its tantalizingly
low serial number, great color combo, and correct-style 260ci V8,
this is quite a distinctive icon that's up for grabs.
Ford had a huge hit on its hands with the first-generation Mustang.
It was an instant icon, and so when looking for the ultimate
classic, you want the earliest example you can get that has both
originality and rarity. That's what makes this one so appealing.
You'll see the trim tag in the pictures that show a May 1964
production date and a serial number that's one of the lowest you're
going to find for a while. Caspian Blue is a great paint to have on
this car. It was only available in the initial years of the
Mustang, and so it just seems right to have it on a true early pony
car. It was given a respray later in life. So now you have the
ideal mix of a car that is driver quality but still gives you a
distinct clearcoat shine that is right for a sunshine-friendly
convertible. The chrome bumpers and trim are clean and complete for
the right vintage presentation. This car keeps its appearance quite
correct, right down to the wheel covers, and it's easy to
understand why the look wants to remain stock. With only around
28,830 convertibles produced during the short 1964.5 run, it's one
of the rarest versions of the first-gen Mustang.
If you like the way the white roof looks against the exterior, then
with the flip of a switch, you'll love taking down the power top
and showing off the interior. Inside, there's white on the seats,
door panels, steering wheel, convertible boot cover, and dash. And
blue returns on the carpeting, seatbelts, and dash pad. It makes
for a thoughtfully coordinated full package, and the trim tag tells
us this car was born this way. You'll also appreciate the details,
right down to the working AM radio and courtesy lights. And because
a Mustang is a driver's classic, you'll love the feel of the
thin/grippy steering wheel in your left hand, and your right one
will feel right at home on the floor shifter.
When you open the hood, the bright blue air grabber and matching
valve covers grab your attention, but it's what's beneath them
that's really special. This is an F-code Mustang, which means it
came from the factory with a 260 cubic-inch V8. Once the 1964.5
production switched over to 1965, this option was gone. The same
goes for the generator. After all, it could easily be switched to
an alternator, but it has been kept in this one all these years
because Mustang people know to look for this special short-run
component. The V8 fires up eagerly like a classic that loves to go
for a drive. This drop-top likes you to feel the road, and it has
that right sporty feeling with newer shocks and the control of the
three-speed manual transmission.
This is a 1964.5 drop-top that has been treated with the right care
for decades. It is believed to be a three-owner car, including a
long-term Arizona resident under the second owner. The current
owner has had it since 2008, and he has continued the tradition of
garage-kept care and the proper fuel. It all means you get a very
significant Mustang that has the kind of well-respected history
that makes a special car truly unique. The sale even comes complete
with the owner's manual and multiple research books. If you're a
true collector, you know this pony car is the unicorn you've been
waiting for. Call today!!!