(1 photo of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Convertible) This Wimbledon White was the first 1964 Mustang sold to the public. It was built on March 9, 1964 which was the first day of production. Pre-production models were built prior to March 9th. This Mustang was pre-ordered by a couple who received delivery at Powell Ford in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 16th. Which was one day before the official first day of sale for the new Mustang on March 17th. So, where is the second Mustang sold? Good luck finding it, as 22,000 Mustangs were sold on March 17th! This Mustang was delivered with the following options: Wimbledon White paint, 260ci 2V V8 engine, Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission, Rally Pac gauges, power brakes, power steering, power convertible top, padded visors, reverse lights, a heavy duty battery, full-length console, tinted windshield, a push-button AM radio with antenna, rocker panel moldings, Deluxe wheel covers with spinners, white wall tires, heater delete, seat belt delete, dual outside mirrors, compass, day/night mirror, and 2-speed electric wipers and washer.|
(1 photo of a 1964 Vintage Burgundy Mustang Hardtop) Here is a close-up of a floor mounted manual transmission shifter. It is a little pitted. Anyone care to comment what the second position from the bottom is - with the circle?
(1 photo of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hardtop) This is a 1964 Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car hardtop. This is one of about 185 replicas that were sold in 1964 to the public. Not just any dealer could sell them though. They had to compete for them! The competition, called "Checkered Flag" and "Green Flag" contests, were based on the dealer's sales performance prior to the introduction of the Mustang in April of 1964. The top five dealerships in each district received a Pace Car replica. This car was won by Bennett Ford in Salt Lake City, Utah. The pace cars are all sequentially numbered (VIN) between 111500-126000. They have the same dataplate codes; 65A=hardtop, C=Pace Car White paint, 42=white & blue interior. Many were sold to customers with the stripes and lettering removed. Thirty-seven Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang Pace Car convertibles were created for the actual Indianapolis 500 race. Three of them were modified to be actual pace cars (4-speed transmission, tuned 289ci engines, lowered suspension, and speed rated tires). Another thirty-five convertibles with red, white, or blue interiors were used as Dignitary Cars. They were auctioned to dealerships and sold to the public after the race event.
(2 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) This is an original official 1964 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica. It's a Ford built replica of the one that actually paced the race. This is one of about 40 convertibles and about 190 hardtops built by Ford back in 1964. The convertibles were used as Dignitary (parade) cars at the race, then auctioned off to the dealerships. The hardtops were given straight to dealers. Of all the convertibles, only very few remain. This car has its original 210hp (at 4400rpm), 289 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.
(3 photos of a 1964 Sunlight Yellow Mustang Hardtop) Nice close-up shot of the air conditioning unit also showing the full center console that mates up to it.
(1 photo of a 1965 Caspian Blue Mustang Hardtop) David Hammer sends us another shot of his Caspian Blue 1965 Mustang. This time, its in a field in front of a bucking horse. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting 5-31-09. This is also our 9000th photo posted to the site! David took this picture in a town nearby called Mustang, Oklahoma.
(1 photo of a 1965 Caspian Blue Mustang Hardtop) Check out this vintage photo taken in September 1964! That's Mike Mooney standing next to his new Caspian Blue 1965 Mustang hardtop. It had the big 289ci 271hp HiPo V8 engine and a manual transmission. This was taken outside the Patuxent River Naval Base while he was visiting his brother. Those look like dual redline tires! Look at the old cars in the background; not sure about the first one, second is a VW bug, third is a 65 LeMans or GTO.
(1 photo of a 1965 Silver Blue Mustang Convertible) Close-up of the styled steel wheels option and side chrome which was used on the 1964 and 65 mustang.
(1 photo of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang GT Hardtop) Wimbledon White 1965 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Reiny van Uden from Netherlands. It still has it's original 289 4V engine and an manual transmission. Reiny adds, "We bought this car in 1996 from the second owner. The first owner had the car for 29 years. We restored it in 1998/2001 to show condition. We have also the original window sticker. The car is a factory GT."
(1 photo of a 1965 Rangoon Red Mustang Convertible) Amazing shot of the inside. Too cool.
(1 photo of a 1965 Rangoon Red Mustang Fastback) Here is a view of the rear edge of the vents covering the rear 1/4 windows. They have little chrome inserts.
(1 photo of a 1965 Blue Mustang Convertible) Another shot of the front bench seat. Does anyone remember driving a car with one of these? The whole bench moves forward and backward when adjusted. This is a tricky feat when you have a passenger. You have to coordinate rocking back and forth to adjust the seat. If you don't, the seat doesn't move. I remember saying, "We are going to move forward. Ready. One, two, three, go." Then I'd rock forward, the passenger backward, then alternate - we'd go no where. Pretty funny, actually.
(1 photo of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Same setup as the last photo, but showing more of the front end of the Shelby GT350. Looks like the exhaust pipes exit just past the rear axle under the car. I wonder if this one has mufflers?
(1 photo of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) This is a cool shot. I didn't know how cool it was until I got home and reviewed the photos I took. Check out the rain drops half on and half off the stripes. I liked this one so much that it was the cover art for our 2010 Mustang Calendar and the profile shot on our Facebook Fan Page.
(1 photo of a 1966 Candy Apple Red Mustang Convertible) "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.
(1 photo of a 1966 Ivy Green Mustang GT T-5 Convertible) Ivy Green 1966 Mustang GT T-5 convertible that was once owned by Emmanuel Theux from Monte-Carlo. T-5 was the Mustang model sold in Germany, because the model name of "Mustang" could not be used because a trunk company had registered it first in Germany. Not sure how many people would confuse a Mustang truck with the Mustang car. This one has a K-code HiPo 289ci V8 engine. Emmanuel sold it to a private museum in Switzerland. Emmanuel has owned many Mustangs.
(1 photo of a 1966 Sauterne Gold Mustang Hardtop) Gary and Tina have two Mustangs. Here the 1966 Sauterne Gold hardtop is parked next to a 2004 Torch Red GT convertible.
(1 photo of a 1966 Wimbledon White Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Wimbledon White 1966 Mustang with a Sprint Package 200 A, 120 hp (at 4400 rpm), 200 cubic inch, inline 6 cylinder engine. Due to the popular demand of the 289 cubic inch V8, 1966 Ford introduced the "Sprint Package 200" followed by what we think might have been an "A" for automatic transmission and "B" for manual. Ford was not very proud of this solution to the engine shortage so the Sprint Package threw in several standard option upgrades for free (center console, courtesy lights, side accent paint stripe color matched with the car's interior, and the deluxe wire-style wheel covers) and advertised the package as a "Limited Edition". The engine on all models came with decal that read "Mustang Powered Sprint 200" on the chrome air cleaner. Most books have the "A" Sprint option listed as Manual transmission and "B" as Automatic. This car is an "A" model according to the invoice and appears to have an automatic transmission although the data tag is hard to verify. We also have a 1968 Sprint with the same situation but the invoice clearly states Sprint "A" and automatic transmission.
(1 photo of a 1966 Sauterne Gold Green Mustang Hardtop) Looking down the driver's side of this 1966 Mustang. The 289 "V" emblem is for the 289ci 200hp V8 engine under the hood.
(1 photo of a 1966 Sauterne Gold Mustang Hardtop) Sauterne Gold 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Martin Cooper from St Albans, United Kingdom. Martin says that it was imported to the UK in January 2008 and that it was in good original order with high spec. Options include; A-code V8 motor with the smog system still installed, automatic C4 gearbox, 3.00:1 rear axle, dual exhaust, disc brakes, power steering, working air conditioning, working radio, all working instruments, tinted glass, Pony package, console, four safety lap belts, 'Woodrim' steering wheel, and it came with five original wheels.