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- Tropical Turquoise
- White Deluxe
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- Phone: 941-355-1955
1964 1/2 Ford Mustang
Contrary to popular belief, the first model year for the Ford Mustang was 1965.
The first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line on March 9, 1964, and a little over a month later, on April 17, it was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York. Before the day was over, Ford had secured 22,000 orders for the vehicle at dealerships across the country. As such, the 1964 Mustang was considered an instant hit with consumers.
Original Production vs. Second Run
Because the Mustang was introduced in 1964 but advertised as an early 1965 model, it is often referred to as the 1964 1/2 Mustang. Initial production of the second round of Mustangs began on August 17, 1964. Production included 92,705 standard coupes that retailed for $2,320 apiece and 28,883 standard convertibles that retailed for $2,557 each. Both the original production Mustangs and the second-run vehicles are technically considered 1965 Mustangs by Ford. That's not to say there aren't differences between the two. The first Mustangs produced feature unique characteristics that set them apart from those produced after July 31, 1964.
For instance, the 1964 ½ Mustang featured a generator charging system for the battery as well as a generator charge light. It also featured either a U-Code, F-Code, or D-Code engine. Additional highlights included a horizontal speedometer layout (also found on 1965 models), similar to the one on the Ford Falcon-the Mustang was, after all, based on the Ford Falcon- a brake-light pressure switch on the master cylinder, as well as large horns mounted on the frame behind the radiator.
Additional Signature Features
Another difference between the 1964 and 1965 models can be found on the front hood. The 1965 models, produced after July 31, 1964, featured a rolled front edge. That differed from the 1964 ½ model, which featured angled edges that are not folded.
The 1964 1/2 Mustangs had full wheel covers, a chrome grille with vertical bars, and the famous running horse emblem. They also featured carpeting throughout. Front bucket seats were standard, with a front bench seat optional. Buyers also had the option of three-speed transmission, four-speed transmission, or an automatic transmission.
Here are details on the engine of the 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang:
Engine Code U: 170 cubic inch V-6 engine @ 101hp
Engine Code F: 260 cubic inch V-8 engine @ 164hp
Engine Code D: 289 cubic inch V-8 engine @ 210hp
Vehicle Identification Number Decoder
If you want to decode the VIN on a 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang, here's how to do it, using VIN #5F07F100001 as an example:
5=Last digit of Model Year (1965)
F=Assembly Plant (F-Dearborn, R-San Jose, T-Metuchen)
08=Body Code (07-coupe, 08-convertible)
100001=Consecutive unit number
Exterior Colors Available
The 1964 1/2 Mustang came in a variety of colors, which included: Cascade Green, Caspian Blue, Chantilly Beige, Dynasty Green, Guardsman Blue, Pagoda Green, Phoenician Yellow, Poppy Red, Prairie Bronze, Rangoon Red, Raven Black, Silversmoke Gray, Skylight Blue, Sunlight Yellow, Twilight Turquoise, Vintage Burgundy, Wimbledon White, and Pace Car White.
Given all these options, original 1964 1/2 Ford Mustangs remain highly sought after by collectors. While technically not a true Ford model year, these cars are unique in their own
THIS MUSTANG has just completed a 2020 frame up nut and bolt concourse restoration every detail addressed to factory specs.
Options include Factory D Code 289 4bl engine
Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission
Pony wheels with red line tires
Power convertible top with parage boot
working AM radio
back up lamps
full size spare with jack 0tools and cover
detailed undercarrage with iron oxide floors to show quality standards
Pony seat belts
2 sets of keys
less than 300 test miles on this stunning and rare Tropical Turquoise with contrasting white interior
Please call us at 941-355-1955. 7 days a week till 9pm
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