Chassis number: 5F08D110588
Engine number: C6AE6015C
Introduced in April 1964 at the New York World’s Fair, and conceived by Lee Iacocca, the Ford Mustang created an overnight nationwide sensation. It offered a winning combination of sporting performance, personal luxury and crisp styling that spawned a new “Pony Car” market and encouraged stiff competition from Detroit’s other major automakers. Part of the Mustang’s appeal was the wide range of options; Ford offered the ability to truly personalize a Mustang. A buyer could specify anything from a relatively tame six-cylinder coupe to a fully equipped convertible with one of three highperformance V8 engines. Although Ford projected first-year sales of about 100,000, this mark was reached in a mere four months, making the Mustang’s introduction the most successful in automotive history. By 1966, one million Mustangs were being driven on American roads.
Due to its mid-year introduction in 1964, the earliest examples of the Mustang were titled as 1965 models (as this example is), but are known unofficially as 1964½ cars.
Presented here is one of these revered 1964½ Mustangs, finished in a classic color combination of Code M, Wimbledon White, with a black interior and a white convertible top with matching boot cover. This Mustang was factory-equipped with the extremely rare, early production (April 1964), a “D code” 289-ci 4-barrel, dual exhaust V8 engine and 4-speed manual Borg Warner T10 H-1 transmission, with power steering and original-style wire spoke hubcaps.