1964 1/2 Mustang ‘D’ Code convertible restored and finished in just an outstanding body, mechanical and cosmetic condition with just great luster of the beautiful Sunlight Yellow factory color,    just looks amazing! finished with the lower stainless rocker moldings, a really well done fresh restoration, upgraded 1965 14x6 styled steel wheels with 195/75/14 narrow band whitewall or 205/70/14 B.F.Goodrich dual line radial tires, these cosmetics yield great ‘eyes’, this has the factory Data Tag showing how correct this is with the June 19, 1964 build date, very important build aspects include the rebuilt uprated 289cid dated C5 AE 1964 engine with just excellent strong compression, the Ford stamped intake has mounted the rare Autolite 4100 C4 dated 4v carburetor, below in this report are all the ‘numbers’, just installed is a great looking GT engine dress up show kit, full expensive aluminized dual ‘A’ code exhaust system that adds power, full tune and setting at the Fraser Dante shop, this now should be at least the 225 horsepower rating, fitted with a great working T5 uprated 5-speed transmission, good strong clutch system, also has the very desirable Borgeson variable ratio power steering system, also further the handing is improved with the added factory GT ¾” sway bar, new Heavy Duty fresh shocks, then the under hood Monte Carlo bar and mentioned GT sway bar also adds to the stability, NOW this has the brand new expensive Stainless Steel Corp front GT full disc system with the proper large round master cylinder just added!  the factory correct black crinkle bucket seated interior is really, really nice with great padding, 4 black safety belts, has the expensive factory full length console, nice black proper power top and black boot, new lower stainless rockers really look good and finish off the build presentation, this car is top quality for outstanding build for the demanding current collector who insists that their car perform outstandingly as well as look good, there is an extraordinary file of receipts that show the long history and current condition, the added front amber GT driving and lower fog lights make this look terrific with this factory color, the chrome bumper and trim are excellent along with dual side mirrors, very solid underchassis,  this really has a superior body presented with great show polished luster with a real period presentation, this is road tested for the mechanicals prepared for Spring 2019,

History: some of the most desirable vehicles ever produced were the 1964 ½ to 1966 Mustangs, these were so popular then that 1,100,000 were produced in just two years, all ’64 1/2s were titled as ‘65s, the production began in March 1964 with the official introduction following on April 17 at the 1964 World's Fair, the V8 models got a badge on the front fender that spelled out the engine's cubic inch displacement ("260" or "289" of the ‘D’ code) over a wide "V"…these low production ‘D’ Code convertibles are among the most desirable of collector cars that appeal to men and women of all ages, this happy period correct color combination is a great one for everyone, men and women of all ages around the world just love this look in the early rare Mustang,

additional note: note that the body on this great convertible is in outstanding condition, really rust free, the lines are arrow straight and the doors, fenders, trunk and hood fit great! Now below this long writeup will explain lots of factual information that is important to the investment quality of this Mustang build…this car was built by a serious Mustang and car collector, restorer and dealer for his wife to enjoy on weekends, he planned for them to enjoy this in North Georgia, unfortunately he got very sick, his wife then sold the car to Fraser Dante as so much emotion was involved,

History of the 1964 ½ ‘D Code’ and this car: this model and color are so important that this file has copies of Ford Brochures for this 1964 1/2 Mustang that can be used for shows of this nice convertible (LINK), note that the Mustang is one of the most desirable vehicles ever produced for everyone, the MUSTANG 1964 ½ to '66, one of the first collector cars in America being good looking, fun to drive, note that the '65-'66 Mustang was so popular that over 1,100,000 were made in the mid 60's, the '64 1/2 to the '66 Mustang convertibles are perhaps among the most collectable cars in the world, these are popular in Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Australia, just everywhere, men and women, old and young all love the 1964 ½ to 1966 Mustang,
The production of the 1964 ½ had the convertible of 28,833 units and the coupe of 92,705 units, note that the 1964 ½ was only produced from March 1964½ (VIN as a 1965) to July 1964, introduced to the world at the New York World’s Fair on April, 17, 1964…here is a car that was produced on June 19, 1964 in Dearborn with a Louisville DSO…the ‘D’ code confirms that this is the rare and desirable first of the 289cids produced as ‘D’ codes in the VIN, the factor setup had the 289cid with hydraulic lifters rated at 210 horsepower with single cross exhaust, many Ford factory promotional documents and Mustang historical books are also copied so one can show this proper a car and the great color to be so proud that it is correct (SEE LINK), one can see from the ‘Mustang Mania 1964 1/2 to 1968 about the ‘D’ code engine and the production dates (LINK),

Now this car: here is a rare 289 ‘D code’ convertible that has the Ford August dated C4 289 engine with the dual exhaust system, this is finished in the repainted and just lovely body that is so straight and the gorgeous Sunlight Yellow with great luster that looks amazing! the correct factory Black Crinkle bucket seats are redone with the correct factory console, the shift linkage works great in said desirable console, there is an enormous file that goes with this car that shows over $29,000 in the restoration work that was spent through the early years, a very serious car guy bought this car for his wife, she used this as their show car in Atlanta, then for Summer 2018 Fraser Dante bought this rare car and then added a lot more to the build since the car is so good, cars like this are hard to find!!!, note that items like the brand new GT SSBC front disc brakes, styled steel wheels and tires, all full and the  maintenance just completed, as this was used as part of the Fraser Dante driven show collection, now the new professional show detailing just completed in order to park in front of your favorite restaurant or drive to a show, (LINK), great effort in the mechanicals, 

Engine: first, note the rebuilt engine is an August 1964 unit so one knows for sure it is fresh and rebuilt with many receipts in
the file, the engine bay has all the fresh show detailing, has the proper show GT chrome valve covers, GT air cleaner with the factory orange HiPo element, installed here is a strong and rebuilt dated 1964 289cid engine that sounds amazing and works great, has terrific just excellent great dry cold compression from 140 to 150 lbs across taken at Fraser Dante, see the (LINK), even the hydraulic lifter heads are dated C4, new valves and springs, rocker arms, note that the photos show how clean they are, the carburetor is rare Autolite 4100 4v rebuilt unit with the ‘C4’ date code that is very hard to come by, now finished in the Fraser Dante shop, with the added uprated dual aluminized ‘A’ code exhaust system should have this produce at least the 225 GT horsepower, one can see the fresh and very clean hydraulic lifter heads that show their recent rebuild and the valves are just checked by our top professionals, see all the verifying numbers that are posted here today are important (LINK), transmission and rear axle numbers (LINK),

The full tune has been accomplished at Fraser Dante with fresh spark plugs, new 7mm spark plug wires, the distributor is checked with new points, rotor and points, the carburetor is tuned by our senior tech  all the fluids are checked, the radiator has fresh coolant, note that we have used special Valvoline VR1 20-50 high zinc tech oil and filter (SEE LINK), along with new filter for engine protection, note this step is the top racing quality oil that can only engines without a catalytic converter, this was done and checked in our shop, the restored radiator is flushed with new coolant added for great cooling,

Brakes/Suspension: a high point of this Mustang is that this came with the factory 4-wheel manual drum brakes of a 1964 ½ that had the full braking system just rebuilt, NOW this has the brand new expensive Stainless Steel Corp front GT full disc system with the proper large round master cylinder (LINK), this $2000+ work is just done by the Fraser Dante shop, now with the front discs and calipers are brand new, then the drums are rebuilt for the rear, all lines and fluids, then flushed and road tested, the photos show and confirm the work being completed, (LINK)

Great suspension: another great point about this car is the work on the suspension in the initial build, then now this the fresh suspension is equipped with very good bushings, then after hitting ownership of Fraser Dante, the now also has a brand new set of heavy duty Monroe shocks are just installed by Fraser Dante (SEE LINK) these units will aid in the nice driving and handling of the nice Mustang, then a uprated GT size ¾” front sway bar is just added, with the installation of the under hood Monte Carlo bar, this car will certainly handle very well, new tie rod ends, all of the suspension has fresh lube and checking, solid and clean underchassis (LINK),

Interior: note the photos that show the stock and gorgeous dash and the factory new black steering wheel, this is the proper ‘as factory’ black crinkle standard bucket seat interior with great padding, this looks very fresh with these seats and door panels are in just really top condition, has the expensive full length factory console, has the desirable 4 safety belts, the black proper standard correct factory steering wheel with the horn button and spokes is like brand new, the dash facia and gauges are freshly redone as factory, the black dash pad is newly done and is brand new as it appears perfect, this has a very good new black power top and a black boot, good black carpets, has the special black Mustang floor mats, note the uprated Custom Autosound radio/cd system (LINK) with trunk mounted CD holder,

Lighting: note that under the hood, the rebuilt and correct generator that is correct for the 1964 ½ model is still in place, works just great, if one desires, Fraser Dante could do the further updating for the newer alternator with brackets along with the newer wiring that is part of the install, this would be an upcharge for this service, a lot of people love this change that came on the 1965 models, now this nice Mustang convertible has all the newer sealed beam headlights, said lights and the brake lights are tested and all work well, even has the backup lights that are checked and work today, this has the amber GT driving lights that add to the great appearance, full checking of lights, 

This particular Mustang: note the Data Tag that shows about the production of this car (LINK), chassis sequence numbers: a further check on the authenticity of this rare convertible is that the Dearborn 1965 production sequence started with 5F---250000, here the Vin # sequence is 5F08D171153, exactly where the 1964 ½ production should be, this verifies the rare body and chassis authenticity, all the body parts are correct,

Summary: here is a top condition, very exceptional early Mustang that has factory Data Tag (SEE LINK) that shows that this is a June 19, 1964 production with the engine date codes, really restored to drive and enjoy with past receipted restoration work plus the final restoration and upgrades, all while really ‘looking good’ with this very 1960s terrific beautiful color that has great luster and ‘stands out in person’, these top mechanicals just completed by the professionals at Fraser Dante to set off this fine Mustang convertible way above the crowd, the red line tires or the narrow band whitewall radials really set this off just a ‘happy car’ with the presentation, offered with all the fresh work and ‘great eyes’ for Spring 2019 shows and going out dinner, so well-priced with great cosmetics with terrific body and mechanicals, now offered at only $38,950

Specific history of the early Mustang: note that the most worldwide collector vehicle is the 1964 ½ to 1966 Mustangs, these were so popular then that an amazing 1,100,000 were produced in just two years and 3 months, all ’64 1/2s were titled as ‘65s in the VIN #s, the production began in March 1964 with the official introduction following on April 17 at the famous 1964 World's Fair introduction and the 1964 ½ ended production in late July before the 1965’s, these early ‘D’ codes are the most desirable of this exciting group of collector cars that appeal to men and women of all ages around the world, the V8 models got a badge on the front fender that spelled out the engine's cubic inch displacement ("260" or "289") over a wide "V"…the ‘D’ code confirms that this is the rare and desirable first of the 289cids produced as ‘D’ codes in the stamped VIN to verify the model #, the engine size and the production factory, this setup has the proper 289cid with hydraulic lifters that was rated at 210 horsepower, they came the cross single cross muffler exhaust that came on the later ‘C’ codes…this on has the uprated ‘A’ code dual exhaust system raising the rating to the 225 horsepower