(from page 1 of the 1964 Collection)
This is a one owner Vintage Burgundy 1964 Mustang hardtop. Roy Ratliff purchased it new on May 29, 1964 and still owns it today! It was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting 2-15-09. Roy tells us more, "It came with a center console and Ralley-Pac. I rebuilt the motor in 2007 installing all new internals and had the carb rebuilt by Pony Carbs. In the beginning it was my hot rod, now it's my cherished ride. I will never be for sale as long as I live." |
(from page 4 of the 1964 Collection)
Playboy Pink 1964 Mustang convertible owned by Mike Johnson from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mike tells us more, "Found solid, no rust, 1964 1/2 convertible to totally rebuild/restore/upgrade for my daughter. It is built to her specs, colors, equipment, etc. It was completely disassembled, cleaned, painted, and reassembled with all new everything. It has power rack and pinion, power disc brakes, larger radiator, all new Pony interior, '66 5-gauge cluster with some GT equipment, 15" wheels, tilt steering wheel, new stereo, etc. The original 260 V8 and 2 bbl. (new Holley type) and original tranny and rear end were retained and rebuilt. The color is the '67 Playboy Pink Ditzler code. She is now ready to drive
(from page 5 of the 1964 Collection)
Burgundy 1964 Mustang hardtop owned by Kenneth Wayne Sayles Jr from El Paso, Texas. It has a 289ci V8 engine and a manual transmission. Kenneth adds, "I purchased it from the 3rd owner in July 2010. I have no idea how long it had sat unused. It took my son and I two years to restore it. I wanted the 60s hot rod look."
(from page 6 of the 1964 Collection)
Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang hardtop owned by Mike Horner from Mesquite, Texas. It has it's original 260ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. That is a P-51 Mustang plane in the background. Mike adds, "I bought the car from the second owner in 1998 who had the car since 1967. It was originally bought in Big Spring, Texas from Bob Shasta Ford. I restored the car from 1998 to 2004 and its first trip was to Nashville Tennessee for the 40th Anniversary of the Mustang. It is equipped with: Power Steering, Air Conditioning, Rally Pac, Full Length
Console, Back up Lamps, 260 V8, Cruise-O-Matic, Knock Off wheel covers, and 14 inch wheels. Fixing to add the dealer installed dual exhaust and Cobra dress up kit that was available in 1964." The data plate has a Body 65A for the 2-door coupe, Color M for Wimbledon White paint, Trim 85 for Red Vinyl seats, Date of 29E for the build date of May 29 1964, DSO 61 for Dallas Texas, Axle 1 for the 3.00 Axle Ratio, Trans 6 for Cruise-O-Matic.
(from page 7 of the 1964 Collection)
Poppy Red 1964 Mustang convertible owned by Gene Walinski from Simi Valley, California. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting June 26, 2016. It was originally Poppy Red and still has it's original 260ci engine. Gene had this story to share, "I bought this Mustang in 1978 for $400 with around 38000 miles on it. She had an 'Earl Sheib' $19.95 chalky red paint job with spray painted stripes along the hood and body-side contours and a street car bell mounted under the car below the driver's seat. It had been outdoors for years. With my sister and I both taking classes on body, paint and upholstery, as well as my father having a repair shop, we managed to paint it back to its original color, sew new upholstery, and replace the top in about two years. It was beautiful and remained completely stock for the next 35 years except for a four row radiator, front disc brakes and a set of '68 GT500KR wheels. Eventually, in 1998, it got a new paint job (free) from a body shop I had been referring work to, got some new tires and the wheels polished (also for free) from a local tire and wheel shop where we had wheel and tire
packages installed on new Mercedes and Volvos from the dealership where I
worked. A couple of years ago, I decided to make a 'tribute' car or 'tribute' to Carol Shelby at which time, my wife deemed it the Wanna-be, resulting in the GT 1AB stripe and license plate. (won-a-b). I added stripes, tribar headlamps, engine dress up kit and a 'euro Brace' and Monte Carlo bar under the hood. It's never been wrecked, lives in then garage and hasn't been washed in two years or so. I think it's one of the best looking color combinations ever made and people everywhere I go say so too. Still
has the original 260 V8 2bbl and the generator and will be going strong for many years to come!"
(from page 2 of the 1965 Collection)
Pearl White 1965 Mustang hardtop owned by Brian Brennan from Marietta, Georgia. It was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week off October 19th, 2008. Brian adds, "I bought it one year ago. The previous owners did a great job of using Shelby clone parts and upgraded the car beautifully. Since owning it, I have put on new shocks and sway bars and have rebuilt the brakes. It definitely gets lots of looks!"
(from page 4 of the 1965 Collection)
Silver Smoke Gray 1965 Mustang convertible owned by Rob Eckenrode from Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting November 1, 2009. Rob shares, "This vehicle was ordered by my wife's grandmother specifically to match the school color where they lived. It has the original dealer installed factory AC. It has recently been restored to original condition and won best of show in its first show this month. I have yet to find another 65 with this color combination and was told it is rare, but since Marty reports don's go back to 65 I do not know how many were made."
(from page 7 of the 1965 Collection)
Check out Greg Blackmon's Kona Blue 1965 Mustang hardtop. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 26, 2010. Greg tells us more, "I found this car in a local swap mag that comes out once a week. I traded a guy a 90 Honda Civic and $500.00 cash for this one of a kind classic. The car came with the 327 Chevy motor, rock crusher 4-speed transmission, and a 9-inch Ford rearend with 5.32 gears with a rearend coolant system. The car has side pipes, which are molded to the body, and a flip top gas fueler on the driver side back fender. Also, to finish off the unique custom features, the car came with Shelby tail lights and fog lights and a 66 model grille. I've been told that my car is a one of a kind which was built for racing, been told it was a California Special, heck I really don't know! I do know it's SPECIAL! If anyone has any ideas please please throw em at me. Also, I have a created a slide show to show start to finish of the car being restored. Go to facebook type in: Leslie- Chico Greg Blackmon and go to the smilebox slide. HIT PLAY & ENJOY!"
(from page 11 of the 1965 Collection)
Teresa Summerfield owns this Honey Gold 1965 Mustang hardtop. It's our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 1, 2012. Teresa had this to share, "Always wanted a 65 Mustang. When I decided to sell my motorcycle, I couldn't leave the spare garage empty and I certainly couldn't use the money from the sale of the motorcycle for anything but another toy. So it was decided. I knew I wanted Honey Gold and maybe I wasn't patient enough because I settled on a Honey Gold in need of a lot of work. Started looking in Feb of 2011 and found mine in June of 2011. My original budget is busted, but I don't think I have more in her than she's worth. Her name is Gracie Lou."
(from page 15 of the 1965 Collection)
Ragoon Red 1965 Mustang hardtop owned by Eddie Anderson from Mobile, Alabama. It has its original 289ci 2v V8 engine, an automatic transmission, power brakes, air condition [original], rally pack, chrome dress kit on the engine, and dual exhaust. Eddie tells us, "It was a junk dog in 1994. Restored completely it myself [rare factory bench seat]. Built to MCA concours standards, It has had 3 Gold, 2 Silver awards, AACA First Junior and Senior, plus 1st Place National Show Hershey Penn. I have a room full of local awards."
(from page 18 of the 1965 Collection)
Ivy Green 1965 Mustang GT convertible owned by Steve from Colchester, Vermont. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 22, 2015. This GT has its original 289ci 4V V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Steve tells us more, "I bought the car in December 2013 from a muscle car dealer in Illinois. The car had been consigned from an owner in California. Many records came with the car which was produced originally in San Jose. The records show two long term owners in Northern California (San Jose area) but I haven't yet been able to trace owners from the 60s and 70s. The car was in need of some restoration and so far I have installed new convertible top, new carpet, new electrical harnesses in engine bay and under dash. The seats only required some cleanup, but I did replace the foam. The car came with Magnums which were wrong for 1965 so I replaced those with 14-inch styled steel wheels and new dual red line radial tires from Coker. The paint was great - only required some polishing and waxing. The undercarriage was restored before I bought the car and is very clean. The Mustang is a true GT and drives great! The top is even powered. It's a keeper."
(from page 19 of the 1965 Collection)
Poppy Red 1965 Mustang convertible owned by Josephine De Bono from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It has a 289 V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Josephine adds, "I bought 'Ruby' early this year from Redding in Northern California. Saw her on the Shasta Mustang Facebook page advertised for sale and fell in love straight away. Currently undergoing a full restoration."
(from page 20 of the 1965 Collection)
Red 1965 Mustang convertible owned by Bill Apostolidis from Australia. It has the 289ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Bill tells us, "I found the pony in a corner of the local panel beaters collecting dust. A Mustang convertible is the car I have always wanted and it was in great condition and all in its original state. I tried to keep as much of the car as possible during the restore. It now looks the same (other than colour) as it would have when it first came out of the show room. Drives like a dream."
(from page 21 of the 1965 Collection)
Silver Smoke Gray Metallic 1965 Mustang hardtop owned by Richard Estrella from Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 2nd, 2017. Richard shares, "We are second owners. It is Arizona car and we bought it in 1973 (HS car). I restored it in 1988/89 and painted it to original color code K-Silver Smoke Grey Metallic paint and interior is restored to original white as well. It is a 6 Cylinder numbers matching car and the only big change is I installed a Tremec 5 Speed Trans back in 2008. We now live in Colorado where it shares a garage with a 1966 (code Q7) Brittany Blue Mustang GT Coupe we have owned 20+ years."
(from page 27 of the 1965 Collection)
Springtime Yellow 1965 Mustang convertible owned by Rick Scott from Clinton, Connecticut. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting October 28, 2019. This Mustang has the in-line 6 engine and an automatic transmission. Rick tells us more, "My Mustang was purchased in 2016 from the daughter of the original owner. The original owner purchased her on July 6, 1965 from a Ford dealership in Amsterdam, NY (Parsons Inc. of Amsterdam). It remained the family car for many years. After all four daughters grew up and moved out of the house, Robert Snyder (original owner) kept her on the road and would drive her from time to time. After Mr. Snyder passed away in March 2015, his youngest daughter decided to pass the car along to someone else. Now, I am just the second owner to enjoy this amazing Mustang. She came to me all original. The engine was over hauled but all original. I replaced the interior, carpeting and convertible top. What is on her is exactly how she was purchased - several production options and dealership options. She also has her original AM radio... and it still works."
(from page 29 of the 1965 Collection)
Ivy Green 1965 Mustang GT fastback owned by Johannes Mikkelsen from Denmark. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 26, 2020. Johannes tells us more, "It is a real GT and has the optional deluxe Pony Interior. We bought this car in 2018, from a guy in Austin Texas and had it shipped to Denmark. He had owned the car for 6 years, but only had interest in the car as an investment.
The owner that had the car between 1991 and 2012 had the car restored.
The car has 90% original sheet metal and 90% original interior which is really something special. The car has lived most its life in Louisville Kentucky. From 1965 to 2012. Its a high optioned car which include: A code engine, C4 automatic transmission, Interior decor group, full length console, GT Equipment Group, Rally Pac, Factory Air conditioner, Back up lamps, power steering, heavy duty battery, 2 speed wipers, rear seat belts, and inside day/nite mirror."
(from page 1 of the 1966 Collection)
"Aunt Myrna, if you ever want to sell your Mustang, let us know." This is what Allan and Nancy Eisentraut told their aunt Myrna of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Myrna bought the car new in 1966, drove it for years, then stored it in her garage for 16 years, untouched. Finally, one day in 1986, Allan and Nancy, got a call from Myrna. She wanted to sell them the car. Allan went there with his mechanic son. They pulled the Mustang out of the garage with the tires sliding on the ground. They were froze up with rust. After pounding the rust off the wheels to get them to turn; then taking the spark plugs out, pouring oil into the spark plug holes; and pouring gas into the carburetor, the Mustang started up - surprisingly, even with the old battery. It was quite rusty and a body man told them not to wait too long to have it taken car of. Within a year, the car had been repainted. Everything is still original on the car, right down to the plaid carpet in the trunk. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week picture for 8-26-07.
(from page 6 of the 1966 Collection)
Garnet Red 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Justin Lebano in Boynton Beach, Florida. Jason tells us, "I took my other '66 in both repair and saw this one. A trade and some cash helped me upgrade to this one. I am not looking to sell but if someone really was interested I would. It's a very reliable car could be used for daily driver. Factory A/C, New P/S system, 289ci V4 engine, and much much more done."
(from page 7 of the 1966 Collection)
Check out this 1966 Mustang fastback owned by Tony and Tammy Seader from La Salle, Colorado. It's painted Sunset Orange (top) over Pearl White (bottom). Tony tells us more, "We purchased the car about six years ago from a local car lot here in our small town. The car had been for sale for some time and seemed to have made it's way through five owners in about one year. Apparently the car had issues with the charging system. We were looking for a mate for our 66 coupe so we decided to buy it and work through the problems. After some trial and error we discovered that it had the wrong wiring harness. Once we replaced it with the correct harness and new voltage regulator the issue was solved. When we took possession of the car it had horrible faded red paint with black interior. We drove it that way for three years replacing only the wheels and tires, shocks, spring, and coils. Once we decided we couldn't stand that faded out red paint anymore the restoration was on! We stripped the car in the garage then took it to get it sandblasted. Once we decided the paint colors and scheme we took it to the body shop where we decided on many modifications. These mods included shaving the drip rails, cowl, and rear vents. We added the front racing apron and deck lid. Both the front and rear windows are glued in and window trim is delete. The air cleaner is custom made from a GT350 hood scoop and bolts onto the carb to make a real shaker hood. Dual tip side exhaust was added and American Racing torque thrust II rims."
(from page 8 of the 1966 Collection)
Candy Red 1966 Mustang fastback owned by Dana Bowers from Ft Myers, Florida. This special paint is a two step process. A transparent (candy) red paint is applied over a silver basecoat. Notice how far the hood opens. This one has a set of special hinges which allows the hood to open farther than with stock hinges. The engine is a 302ci V8. Dana adds, "We had looked for about six months for a car when I found this one online for sale in Nashville, Tennessee . It was being used for 1/4 mile track racing. I think that is what saved the car as it never saw the road or bad weather. It has all original sheet metal and floor pans. We spent two years restoring and updating all the mechanicals and paint. Now we just enjoy showing and driving it."