In 1964 production was in high gear for the newly designed 1965 Ford Mustang. The highly anticipated Ford Mustang was honored by being named the Indianapolis pace car of 1964 and Ford stepped it up to accommodate the rising status of their new design. A special convertible version was adapted as the pacer. It was manufactured in white with a blue stripe on the hood and trunk. Ford also made 230 extra pace cars, available in convertible and hard top. The 64 1/2 convertibles had a 289cid engine, and the hardtops came with the less powerful 260 V-8. Thirty five convertibles were sold to dealerships and 195 hardtops were given out in dealer contests held in April of 1964.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1964 ½ Ford Mustang for consideration. According to the current owner, this vehicle was delivered to Stamford Ford, in Stamford CT in 1964. In 1985 the vehicle was restored, the owner has an album of photos of this restoration process. From there, the vehicle was purchased in Michigan by Classic Auto in Troy, MI in 1995. Car was then purchased by an owner in Florida (1996), and then was purchased by the current owner in 2010. This vehicle features an extensive list of new parts, some include; 260 no lead engine, starter, generator, differential, shifter, shifter boot, 64 ½ OEM horns, domestic radiator, heater box, heater core, heater hoses, defroster hoses and nozzels, clutch and pressure plate, flywheel, “Z” bar, rear transmission seal, correct temperature sender, master cylinder, brake shoes, rear brake line, front brake flex lines, front wheel bearings and seals, FOMOCO rally pack, glove box insert, CAS 66 radio with AUX input, Petronic electric ignition, ignition coil, Monroe shock absorbers, washer pump and much more. For the interior, the vehicle features new carpet all the way around and also have recently had its seats re-covered and features new foam in the fronts. No money was spared while building this pony, this is a great running cruiser that has been meticulously maintained throughout the years. Please call or email us today for more information.
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