Mustangs are great for a variety of enthusiasts, but this is one of those special examples that we reserve for a true collector. This 1964½ Ford Mustang convertible comes with its correct and rare D-code 289 V8 motor, rare factory-correct paint, and a rarely seen level of restoration. So this is your rare opportunity at the cream of the crop. Also we'd like to add in the fact that car comes from a Ford only collection with some other rare and unique Fords.
The color is called Prairie Bronze and it is this car's original color. Less than eight percent of the first batch of Mustangs (1964 ½ ) received this precious metal hue, and it makes for wonderful contrast to the more familiar red and black cars that are on most show fields. With standout paintwork like this only the straightest body panels will do. Mustangs were iconic from day one, and that's thanks to good brightwork on the bumpers, badging, horse corral grille, and stylized steel wheels, and you can easily tell there was plenty invested in making sure these standouts have an exceptional presentation. Add in the white convertible top that coordinates with the whitewall tires, and this Mustang truly has an upscale appearance.
The factory-correct Palomino interior continues this premium feeling. It's a complementary hue to the exterior bronze, so it looks fantastic with the top down. Anything that wasn't up to standard inside was replaced with the correct materials during restoration. The results are the bucket seats, door panels, and dashboard are all nicely color coordinated and have an exceptionally crisp presentation. You're likely to notice some pretty great features and upgrades like the factory power convertible top and the modern AM/FM stereo that blends into the factory location but offers an aux input. The classic three-spoke Mustang steering wheel goes in your left hand, and your right one will never want to leave the iconic stick shift. So while this is a very collectable Mustang, you'll find it hard to resist the driving experience this caliber of car offers.
Classic performance in a Mustang means only one thing: a snappy 289 cubic-inch V8. But where there are plenty of codes you see on these motors, one you rarely find is D-code. When you have a rare motor code and what is believed to be the original motor, then you take great care in keeping it correct. That's why it was completely rebuilt about 250 miles ago. So while you get the cool appearance of the gold air cleaners and valve covers that came on these early pony cars, underneath is an exceptionally reliable heart. The presentation of the engine bay is ready to win awards on its own with everything correct from the aluminum water pump to the factory stickers. The four-speed manual transmission makes you the conductor of the dual exhaust symphony. But don't just listen to the sound, see where it's coming from in the undercarriage photos. There you'll find a level of quality that is the consistent with the rest of this heavily invested restored classic.
It's hard not to get excited about a Mustang that is instantly recognizable as a special and rare pony like this. It has a level of restoration that tells us it has also been in the care of a true enthusiast. So if you think you're ready to be the next custodian of this special history, call today.