cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas paint color: white title status: clean transmission: manual type: coupe
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I have my mothers 1964 1/2 mustang that my father purchase for her used from a Ford dealership in San Rafael Ca. in 1971
It was her daily driver up until the early 80's, when I started getting into Mustang's and we realized that this was a early model car.
It was always a very nice car, paint, interior, and how it ran. My father overhauled the engine right after buying it, since it was going to be her
main transportation (ie: taking my brother and I to school everyday etc.), and he didn't want her having any problems with it.
Most of it's life with our family it has been garaged, and when my mother started to work in the early 80's, she got another car to drive daily.
After that the car became a garage queen, only driven on weekends and special occasions. Around this time my brother and I had our own Mustangs,
and with all that we had done to them, moms Mustang was always the nicest, because for the most part it was all original. It's still the most solid Mustang I've ever driven.
It's about the closest you'll ever get to what it would've been like to drive one new off the dealers lot.
The car for almost 30 years sat in the garage, started regularly, but rarely driven from about the mid 80's until a couple for years ago. When my mother decided that she would like
to sell it.
So it now resides at my house, and the following was just done recently. Because sitting not being driven does no car any good. They need to be driven.
New battery, new hoses and belt, new brakes (linings and hydraulics) as well as hoses, repack wheel bearings, replace upper balljoints. Fuel lines and filters. New shifter bushings.
The carburator was rebuilt, it was sent to a guy I found online that rebuilds and wet tests them. So it's the original carb. It has a new water pump, thermostat and valve cover gasket.
So now the details on the vin plate, BODY 65A (2 door hardtop), COLOR M (Wimbleton White), TRIM 85 (red vinyl), DATE 02G (July 2, 1964), DSO 52 (Des Moines),
AXLE 3 (3.20:1), TRANS 5 (4 speed manuel)
This car is what they refer to now as a survivor car.
EXTERIOR: It has the original paint with minor dings and scratches, but still shines up very nice. Doors and trunk all close nice and solid. All glass is good. Still original 64 1/2 only black door window felt seals, windshield has one chip that was there when my dad bought the car. All the original emblems are on the car, the chrome front bumper is very good
with minor California sun pitting, the grill chrome etc. is about perfect. It has both beveled 64 1/2 only front headlight buckets and matching hood. The rear bumper is more sun
pitted then the front but does have minor damage from whoever owned it before my folks using a bumper jack to raise the back, it also bent the rear tail panel a bit as well.
It has the original 64 1/2 gas cap (no bail wire), but cap emblem plastic is cracked. It has the optional 14" wheels and hubcaps in nice shape.
TRUNK: Still has the original early Burtex grey trunk mat, that they used up until August 1964, then they went to the plaid design that they reproduce today, has it's spare tire
and original scissors jack, handle and 64 1/2 spare hold down etc.
INTERIOR: The red interior is about as perfect as you can get, all the bright work chrome etc. shines up nice, no cracks in the dash, one 1/2" tear in drivers seat up top that's been
there since I was a kid riding in the back seat, the rest of the seats and door panels are perfect, the carpet has a slight wear from the floor mats moving around on them, but no holes, this is the original 64 1/2 carpet with no toe pad, and hemmed on the egdes, because they don't go under the door rocker trim. This car also has the full length console,
and of course the 4 speed shifter (which I just replaced the bushing in). The steering wheel has none of the usual cracks you see from the sun. Headliner is perfect. Also it has the original 64 1/2 owners manual in the glove box.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION: The original 170 6 cylinder engine overhauled (re-ring and re-bearing) in the late 70's at my fathers shop. I know he put a new clutch in it at the time, still works great. It runs very good, especially with the resent work done listed above. My folks said they drove this to Reno back when it was driven daily and it got 30 mpg on the highway back then. This car has the rare Dagenheim 4 speed manual transmission, most of the 6's got the 3 speed manual. It shifts beautifully especially with the new bushing
kit I added to the factory shifter. The originals deteriorated from sitting all those years. This car has manual steering, but almost steers like it has power steering. Brakes are good and stop the car fine for manual drum brakes all around. Just installed 4 brand new radial whitewall tires to replace the bias ply tires that were on in.
If you're looking for a nice original unmolested car, that you can drive as much as you want. This is the car for you.
No hurry to sell, $22,000 o.b.o.
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