1The Paint: Original color, Wimbledon White, repainted in 1978 single stage
The Engine: Original 260 CID V8 producing 164 horsepower, rebuilt
The Transmission: Cruise-O-Matic, 3 speed automatic, rebuilt
The Differential: Original Ford 8” 3.00:1 gear ratio, rebuilt
The Suspension: Original factory front independent, rebuilt
The Interior: Factory Red, newer upholstered seats, door panels, dash pad, carpeting, original head liner, and dashboard.
4 wheel drum brakes
All gauges work
All lights work
Heater, wipers, and turn signals, all work
Clean trunk compartment with spare and jack
Original wheels and wheel covers, with white wall radials
Still has single exhaust
I won't get into the whole Mustang saga, how well it began, how the specialty cars fed into the line-up, and how the Mustang continues today without missing a beat with it's offerings to those of the general public to ultra car enthusiasts, and knowledge collectors.
I'll keep it simple. This coupe is a prime example of how the Mustang world began, and launched an ongoing legend that's as American as the statement: “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness!
On February 9th 1964, the Beatles made their American Debut on the Ed Sullivan show. Just one month later on March 11th, Fords pony car, the Mustang began it's production...What a year! On April 17th 1964 the Mustang made it's public debut at the New York Worlds Fair. By the end of the weekend, Ford had orders for some 22,000 units! Crazy! They could hardly keep up.
Every once in a blue moon, a car comes along that somehow, some way, escaped the inevitable amateur restoration, teenager attempt at repairs, and just the overwhelming ravages of time.
This little 64.5 coupe is such a car! It’s had just 2 owners, and the last owner has had the car since 1974! No one has messed with it. It's completely in tact, and very original. It even starts, fast idles when cold, idles down, and drives like it did the day it rolled off the lot.
All of the functions of this car work properly, the car rides nicely, and it's easy to drive. All of the traits that differentiate a 64.5 (March 11-August 17, 1965) from the production year 1965 (August 18, from then on 1965) are present.
All codes on the data plate match the color combination, and equipment the car was born with.
This particular Mustang was painted in it's original color of Wimbledon white in 1978 and consequently it's paint is not show quality, but it is nice “driver” quality.
If you have ever desired an early Mustang (and who hasn't:), or you have a family member you've been watching out for that wants a first generation Mustang.. This could be your car! Nice little Mustang!