Ĺ Ford Mustang
26,1964 build date
started building Mustangs March 19th
This car was originally sold in Fullerton, California and owned by that
individual until 2007 when I purchased it from her. The car had 128,028 miles on
it at that time. The car had been on blocks, in a garage first in Arizona and
then in Granada Hills, California since 1989. The car had all the stock parts,
but was not running.
I stripped, bagged, labeled and stored all the parts, and had the car
sandblasted for a clean start on a total restoration.
7 years later the car was finished to the condition a brand new Ford
Mustang Convertible would have been when first purchased.
I learned a lot about the very early Mustangs and stayed true to the
history and correctness right down to the AM Radio that still resides and works
in the dash.
years old and born again !! This is the car that started it all. Unquestionably
one of the most important cars of the 20th century, that first
Mustang started a revolution in transportation that still resonates today. The
bodywork was expertly fitted and smoothed in preparation for the Rangoon Red
paint. Itís not the carís original color, but who can argue with the look?
Beautiful chrome bumpers, the stock grille insert with four bars surrounding the
corral, and 289 badges on the front fenders to signify the D code V8 that lives
within. A flashy red interior was fitted and nobodyís going to argue that it
doesnít look fantastic. A classic combination that will never go out of style,
almost every component inside this Mustang is brand new. Correct seat covers are
stretched over factory bucket seats, there are new carpets on the floor and
beautifully finished door panels look like they belong in a far more expensive
car. Restored original seat belts that are unique and rare. A correct T-handle
switch actuates the white power convertible top, which stows under a matching
red boot, and a rare smaller T-handle topping off the automatic transmission
youíd expect, the trunk is outfitted with correct mat, spare tire with correct
original tools. The car carries the original D-code 289 cubic inch V8 and C4
automatic transmission that have been rebuilt to perfection. Properly dressed
with a black block and gold valve covers and air cleaner. The engine bay is
correctly detailed with reproduction decals and even a washer bag on the inner
fender. Power steering is a highly desired option, making this Mustang as
user-friendly as the legend would suggest. There are no surprises under the car
with new brakes, new dual exhaust system and a set of 3.00 gears in the 8 inch
rear end, so itís a fantastic cruiser. Classic spinner hub caps that are new
originals out of a Ford box. For more than 50 years now, Americans have dreamed
of owning a Mustang convertible. Fortunately, this is one car that lives up to