1964 ½ Mustang Coupe
Excellent Running 260 V8
Factory Power Steering
Brand New Braking System with Dual Reservoir Master
Great Looking Interior
Styled Steel Wheels with White Letter Radials
This is the car that started it all back in the spring of ’64. In the beginning, Mustangs were powered by the V8 of the day which was the 260 Cubic Inch predecessor of the 289. They also used a generator instead of an alternator. Other cues included a vented radiator core support and specific headlight buckets & hood. Several small interior cues are apparent to the trained eye. All these differences make for great conversation pieces and a bit of exclusivity at car shows.
This coupe is in a great place for an aspiring enthusiast. The hard parts, including much of the work & investment have been done. Overall the body is in good condition with clean body lines. The paint obviously is an older job with plenty of imperfections. The underlying metal seems good with the normal bubbles in the normal areas, front of the door corners and at the rear wheel lips. The floors appear to be solid with a single older repair at the front of the driver’s toe board.
Inside the interior looks great. The seat upholstery & door panels look great, new carpet was recently installed and a new dash pad is in place. The interior could easily be used as is, even after paint.
The 260 is believed to be the original, has been nicely detailed and it runs well. The factory style generator specific to the 1964 model is still in place. The early style power steering uses a different style pump and reservoir set up that is also a quick give away of an early production Mustang. The radiator, hoses, belts and battery were just replaced with new units and should help this Mustang enjoy the next 50+ years.
The only big departure under the hood is the addition of a modern master cylinder. The early mustangs used a single pot master that would cause the brakes to completely fail if a single leak would occur in any of the brake lines or wheel cylinders. Federal law did away with these in ’67. The new brake system works excellent and is much safer.
The wheels are ‘Styled Steel’ units and were an option. These are great looking wheels with performance radials that give the car a nice full wheel well for that classic look.