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1964 1/2 ‘D’ CODE MUSTANG


1964 ½ Mustang ‘D’ Code ‘289’ Convertible in just top Concours Driven Show condition, restored with great history of the ‘numbers’ throughout the car for serious investment quality standards for the demanding Mustang collector, not only great body but serious emphasis on top mechanicals out of the Fraser Dante professional shop, please review all the LINKS in this report for specifics, this is a June 24, 1964 build with the all proper engine codes being just before the car was produced that are shown later in this report, now presented with an exceptional rare original body and just a beautiful Caspian Dark Blue Metallic paint with great luster, just a terrific body with all original panels and lazar straight sides, note that the outstanding documentation and list of valuable numbers that are shown in this report confirm the current show and investment status, fully dated 289cid engine has the correct dated casting as well as the dated heads, the intake and even the C4 GF 4100 4v restored carburetor, again, this car is for those who demand great quality and want authenticity, these posted numbers are most rare to find and add great value to this investment quality ‘D’ code convertible, this is equipped with the working factory Ford Air Conditioning upgraded to 134a and the correct early Mustang power steering, fresh factory power brake system, note the proper rebuilt generator that is for the cars before August 1964, has the desirable C-4 automatic transmission, this car has the important early 1964 ½ special hood corner and the side front inner fender factory pieces that fit the hood closure, these are only for the rare early Mustangs, stainless lower rocker moldings, has the factory stamped numbers on inner trunk drip rails, the front fenders have the Ford stampings, both side windows and the important rear quarter glass units are Carlite, all of these facts add investment valuable quality to this rare 1964 ½ Mustang Convertible, has a fantastic, original very solid original floors on the black painted underchassis, also presented with just excellent lower side rockers and the excellent lower side ‘pinch welds’ that are in just great condition, lower side stainless rocker moldings, as stated the rare original underchassis is painted correct black, a marvelous presentation of the highly sought after Caspian Blue with White interior as factory (SEE LINK TO DATA TAG), has the white boot to finish the presentation, has the optional backup lights, the standard full white bucket seated interior is completely great with the lovely proper white steering wheel, proper blue safety belts, full dash with correct gauges, note the brand new Custom Autosound radio with speakers is just installed, top operation for going to shows or dinner…the proper 4 wheel power drum brakes are just exceptional as they have the brand new bonded new shoes, new fresh wheel cylinders, the rare Ford Vintage logo center spinner wire hubcaps show attention to detail, great effort is made on mechanicals and presentation that makes this a really exceptional top, top Driven MCA quality Show car, the extensive (LINK) of the documentation of the engine numbers are original pieces presented in this report, these numbers are important in the investment aspect of this car, the Fraser Dante experienced and professional staff has just spent considerable time to make sure the mechanicals are just top notch for the demanding European buyers, very few people understand how to ascertain full documented quality like Fraser Dante posts for all to see, these quality aspects are important, here is a great early Mustang ‘D’ Code convertible with a great factory fantastic color combination,

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 and ended late July before the 1965’s, 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 VIN, this setup has the 289cid with hydraulic lifters rated at 210 horsepower, the originality of this unit continues with the rebuilt dated 4100 4v carburetor with the correct single cross muffler exhaust, these early ‘D’ codes are the most desirable of this exciting group of collector cars that appeal to men and women of all ages, this happy period color combination is a great one for just everyone, men and women of all ages around the world who just love this look in the early Mustang,

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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,  one can see from the ‘Mustang Mania 1964 1/2 to 1968’ about the ‘D’ code engine and the production dates (LINK),

This particular Mustang: note the Data Tag that shows about the factory actual production of this car (LINK), the history supplied to this juncture has this Mustang ‘D’ code convertible being owned and cared for by a serious collector that was showed for many years, then a Mustang supplier knew this car and helped us as a very good friend of Fraser Dante to buy the car, he is a great car builder and business professional, he worked on this for some time in his shop, then he delivered this to Fraser Dante, for June 2018, is impressive with the really just terrific luster with really straight sides, Fraser Dante then finished the upkeep including doing all the brakes, a complete full tune, pulled all the really just terrific luster with really straight sides, has all the ‘numbers’, got all the photos of the Ford body stampings and brought to the final condition today in our professional shop, all of the great body and chassis condition certainly appears to be a  Mustang ‘D’ code convertible relative low mileage piece, noting that this has had a full initial restoration and then maintained by Fraser Dante for two years, even then the odometer shows some 97,400 miles or 1780 miles a year for its 56 years, that figure does not include the restoration costing that would be very expensive today, costs are mounting in restoration and parts today, there is certainty that with this great body, the chassis and numbered engine that this had great and constant care all the time, we know that said previous guy bought a lot of restoration parts all the time, then to our knowledgeable friend and then finally we can see here today for sure of what we have, a really terrific car!  

Engine/drivetrain: this has the very valuable original rebuilt 289cid C4 dated correct engine with the 210 horsepower factory rating, hard to find such great dating, this is for the hydraulic lifter heads, has the 4v carburetor and the single cross exhaust system (very expensive), here is a near as one can get for the ‘numbers matching’ engine as only the castings and the dates can be used to show authenticity and originality, see the IMPORTANT (LINK) that gives the casting of the C5AE-6015-F and the cool date code of 4.D.30, also the hydraulic lifter fresh heads are correct as is they are rare C4 dated, both are #65 4.f.10 and 4.f.9 with the ‘289’ stampings, one can see how fresh and clean these heads are, see the great compression rating just taken with the dry cold readings, has the early proper compression engine and this is just perfect with 135 to 150 lbs across (SEE LINK), the final setup at Fraser Dante had the valves checked and the timing set, since this has been a show car for many years and now just set for top driving, these numbers will get even higher with use,  this C5 OE stamped intake manifold is fitted with the just rebuilt, by the Fraser Dante staff, Autolite 4v 4100 dated and it is stamped C4GF-AE, again, it is very rare to have such great authenticity of the engine parts as seen by the notes and attached ‘numbers’ ,  

Carburetor: this has a very rare dated C4GF-AE Ford Autolite 4100 4v carburetor with 1.08 4v venturi, when the car was found, this had a later 4100, then for June 2018, Fraser Dante took from our private secret stash to restore this dated 1964 Autolite 4100 with the top Senior tech at Fraser Dante then freshly has rebuilt the carb, for Summer 2020 this is set up on the car again today with road testing, this is a very, very valuable piece today!  

engine ‘D’ code parts: to be so correct for the ‘D’ code, this has the correct front timing chain cover with the hole for the oil filler neck with a plug in it, all of the ‘D’ Code 289s has an aluminum front water pump just as this does, this also has the proper 5 bolt holes for attaching the bell housing, a rare and important engine in the annals of Ford history,

exhaust: has a proper show ‘C’ code exhaust new system with the rear muffler and with new hangers, correct cross rear muffler as factory, this show quality system is more expensive today than even the dual ‘A’ code systems, makes a great mellow sound,  

oil/fluids: the fluids are fresh, the radiator flushed with fresh coolant to -20o, racing oil/filter: Special Valvoline high performance VR1 20-50 high zinc oil is added along with new filter for engine protection (LINK), note this step is the top racing quality oil that can only engines without a catalytic converter, this was done and driven, then checked in our shop and the oil and dipstick are crystal clean, the restored radiator is flushed with new coolant added for great cooling,

for good lighting:  this has a restored valuable as factory ‘round case Autolite alternator’ now fitted and tested, also the headlights are now the modern halogen lights, also this has the optional back up lights that work,

Transmission: the desirable C4 automatic 3 speed transmission is just checked for fluids and it works great, all clear and just road tested, this has the proper and valuable factory console that is just for the air conditioned cars,

 chassis and body: this classic early rare Mustang has the original and exceptional lower floors have the factory stamped lower rocker panels, has the original floors that are painted proper black and are detailed for proper show conditions, these are very correct to go with the outstanding body has top notch features, this has the factory stampings in the trunk drip rails in both sides of the trunk that is a bit hard to see with all the paint but is shown with new photos (SEE LINK), also this has the correct Ford fenders that also have the factory stampings clearly shown with the recent photos (SEE 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 5F08D176815, exactly where the 1964 ½ production should be, this verifies the body and chassis authenticity, all body parts are correct, see the photos that show the Ford stampings on the trunk drip rails, hard to see with the gorgeous paint but clear to the eye when viewed (LINK),   

brakes: here is just a really new set of exceptional brakes that are just rebuilt, this came with the older design riveted brake shoes from the previous owner, now both the fronts and also the rear drums have now full hardware and the lines that are just recently done, note that virtually all the new better brake shoes today that are bonded as these just rebuilt brakes have the very desirable new shoes, these were checked and then the final rebuild with new brake cylinders and lines (LINK), car stops just great,

Suspension/shocks: the suspension is just great with a proper factory stance, this stands even and straight, very good springs with great firm rebound, also the shocks are excellent Monroe units, the alignment is excellent,

Wheels/tires: here are the proper and correct 14” steel wheels that are restored and painted correct black, then they have the correct B.F.Goodrich radial P195/75/R14 narrow band whitewalls on the four driving wheels, they have the rare and correct and great looking proper chrome spinner wire hubcaps with the very rare and expensive Ford Spinner Red/White/Blue center caps, the spare is the very original type Goodyear C78-14 factory type bias ply tire (SEE COMPLETE LINK),  

Interior: very  valuable and beautiful white standard bucket seated interior, has the factory expensive console that is correct for the air conditioning system, these seats are padded great, all the chrome is very nice, nice correct side trim, the rear taillight bezels are new, all the emblems are nice, this just terrific restored factory white steering wheel is just great and in perfect condition, this is another valuable piece, the trunk area is nicely done, has the full sized spare, jack and handle, proper plaid mat for the trunk and cover for the spare, drivers side inner wheel cover, trunk plaid mat, proper side cardboard inner panel covers, (LINK), the new white power top with window as this is a real driven show car, correct new white boot, full size detailed spare with the original bias ply tire as per period for show purposes, new taillight light rear lenses, the new bezels look great, 

Windows/trim: very unusual to find today is all the factory Carlite glass except the front windshield, both of the door side windows have the said markings as well as on the side vent glass, the effort on the build continues in that the front windshield is a new tinted unit made with the full new rubber seals, new window felts are installed, the windshield wipers work, 

Summary: the outstanding look of this Mustang just ‘jumps out’ with its luster and quality for this top, top driven show condition Mustang convertible, great ‘numbers’ on engine and the terrific body are so hard to find today with this fine quality, working factory air conditioning, this is fully prepared for Summer 2020, very hard to find this quality with a really top, top color combination, the excellent mechanicals just fully checked and now ready for Summer 2020 to show or go to dinner and park out front of the restaurant, $49,950

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Year: 1965
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Transmission: Automatic
Condition: Excellent
Stock#: 4945
Engine: V8
Exterior Color: Caspian Blue
Interior Color: White

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