True pony car fans should listen up. You're looking at a 1964.5 Ford Mustang with a low San Jose production number (VIN stamped 102501) that has been restored in its correct colors. And you can get it all for under $20K!
Everyone clamors for an original factory-correct Wimbledon White first-year Mustang like this one. This was the color of the very first car because it just gave the early 1964.5 cars a regal appearance. It only gets better when you see the level of investment in the professional respray - it's exactly how you want your turn-key classic to be. And the red triple rocker stripe is the perfect reminder that these were the cars of the weekend warriors. Plus, it has all the right brightwork elements you love like the form-hugging bumpers, side scoops, Mustang-branded gas cap, and great factory wheel covers with the Mustang logo in the middle.
The red rocker stripes also do a great job of matching the factory-correct red interior – giving the coupe a very coordinated appearance. It all looks great, so we bet there has been an investment in all the right places like carpets, door panels, and the seats. Everyone gets to enjoy the newer AM/FM stereo with digital tuner that fits cleanly into the original radio's knob-style opening. The center console is a great place to rest your elbow when holding onto the gearshift. It's a more modern piece that purists can remove, but we do like the idea of having extra conveniences like cup holders. And like any good Mustang, this is very driver-oriented with a sporty three-spoke steering wheel that gives you a clear view of the full gauge package.
Since the interior and exterior are so distinctive, the engine bay follows suit, too. Instead of an overblown V8, this cool cruiser keeps its original-style 170 cubic-inch inline-six. Once the 1964.5 production switched over to 1965, this motor was gone. So it's a cool piece of history to have this correct displacement still under the hood. The same goes for the generator. After all, it could easily be switched to an alternator, but it has been kept in this one all these years because Mustang people know to look for this special short-run feature. And you know this has been a cherished classic by the proper presentation with features like the red valve cover, matching air topper, and even the correct coolant bag. So you know Mustang people will marvel when you lift the hood at car shows. Out on the road, the three-speed manual gives you good control over the motor, and it makes for a lively driving experience. After all, the Mustang was built on the idea of being a practical car for the weekdays and something fun for the weekends, and this example does exactly that.
Comfortable, affordable, and exceptionally unique – this one is for someone who appreciates the heart of the first-year Mustang and its culture. We might love V8 Mustangs (and have plenty to show you) but this is something distinctly different. If you're someone who truly appreciates why this is the all-American classic, call today.