1964 1/2 Ford Mustang Since it was introduced 4 months before the normal start of the 1965 production year the earliest Mustangs were referred to as the 1964.5 model by enthusiasts. Nevertheless, all 1964.5 cars were given a 1965 standard VIN at the time of production. Production began in March 1964 and serial number 1, (5F08F100001), was sold on April 14th, 1964 at the George Parsons Ford dealership in St. John\'s Newfoundland, Canada. The official introduction followed on April 17th at the 1964 World\'s Fair. The gentleman whose name will be forever written in Mustang history was Captain Stanley Tucker. He walked into George Parsons Ford and found an all too eager salesman who sold him the car....3 days before the model officially went on sale. The rest, as they say, is history. While all first year Mustangs were titled as 1965\'s the early production cars are referred to as 1964.5 cars. This particular car was titled as a 1964 and is still titled that way. Slight differences are noted between them and the standard production 1965 Mustang and this Mustang has all the correct early run parts on it. A consignor stated 3 owner car that he purchased in July of 1984. Since then, a multitude of repair and restoration work has been done including a repaint, new floors, factory Ford replacement sheet metal, a rebuilt engine and rebuilt suspension. During his 38 years of ownership the car was mostly garage kept and it shows! Add in a bunch of upgrades and this is a car meant to be driven and enjoyed, not trailered from show to show. Exterior An older Rangoon Red respray covers the exterior of this car and presents with orange peel, dry spots and texture on some of the surfaces. Most of this could be remedied by a thorough wet sanding and follow up treatment. The restored metal is mostly straight with the front and rear quarter panels being new old stock metal that was installed in 1984. Thin mustache like chrome bumpers and bumperettes present well with a deep reflective shine. The corralled horse within vertical and horizontal chrome spears fills in the honeycomb style grille and looks just fab. All gaps are good, and the freshman year Mustang cove is showing off proudly. Bringing up the tail end are the iconic tai lights and smiling thin chrome bumper below. 15-inch chrome styled steel wheels adorn the corners and are wrapped in BF Goodrich raised white radial rubber. Our consignor also has added all LED lighting, a much needed and appreciated improvement over the stock filament lighting. Interior Looking inside we are met with door panels covered in pristine black vinyl tuck and roll with black textured steel door frames and shiny chrome window cranks and door releases. Black standard buckets are up front and a rear bench that are keenly done with no marks or tears and have recently been replaced. A black center console races between the seats and looks just fab with its black textured and ribbed aluminum inlay. A chrome handled black knobbed shifter can be seen growing from the console and is well within the driver\'s reach. A dual eyebrowed dash pad sits atop the black full metal jacket dash which contains the original instrument cluster, various chrome knobs and sliders, AM radio, and glove box door. A black rimmed 3 spoke wheel is perched atop the fixed steering column with an optional rally pack tachometer and clock add on and gives a nice touch to the basic instrumentation. Fairly new clean black carpet floods the floors and is protected by black rubber mats with pony logos and an ivory vinyl headliner hangs above with minimal wrinkling. Drivetrain Under the hood in the well restored engine bay we see a 260ci V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor. The rebuilt at 121,000 miles engine is painted a nice black with contrasting light blue valve coverings and an air cleaner assembly. A 3-speed manual transmission, with a new clutch, pressure plate, and throwout bearing in 2014 is behind and pushes power back
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