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1964.5  Rare  D code  Mustang Convertible

All  of the mustangs made at the beginning of production were hardtops and convertibles mostly with either 6 cylinder or the base V-8 production engines. This particular Mustang is an extremely RARE  Mustang as it had the most powerful engine you could get until Ford came out with the solid lifter 271HP motor which was the motor that powered the 65-67 Shelby GT350’s.  This more powerful engine was a 289 cu. Inch engine with a 4bbl carb.  This designation of D code was only used for the 64 ½ year cars.  In 1965 they raised the compression and called it an A code engine. There are numerous items on the '64 cars that are not on any other car.  The most prevalent are the mounting of the cars horns to the frame rails of the car and the fact that they are much larger than the regular Mustang horns. I have a picture of one of these horns for you to see.

This car was a very expensive car back then as it came from the factory with A/C, power steering and brakes, power top and deluxe spinner hub caps.  You can tell that this is a factory A/C  unit because the power steering reservoir is mounted on the passenger side firewall.  This is also a unique piece only to the '64 cars as it is totally different from all the rest of the Mustangs units. The seat belts are also one of the major differences as they are totally different than all other Mustangs. One of the most significant items that you notice on the body of the car are the turned down corner lip of the 64 ½ headlight bucket assembly. The front corner of most '64 hoods were also turned down to match this bevel. The hood on this car is one of those rare hoods. The hood bumpers are also different on the '64 cars. This D code convertible has a great deal of other rare items such as the factory strap that holds the A/C lines.  When was the last time you saw one of these on a mustang? Also, last but not least one of the major items that were on the '64 cars only is the generator.  Because of the uniqueness of the generator on the '64 cars, I have taken pictures of the dash board with the generator light turned on.  A very significant and very rare item to find on one of these desirable '64.5 cars is the correct size MUSTANG script that is written on each front fender. For some reason, in '64.5 the MUSTANG the letters are 4 and 3/8 inches long.   However, in 65 and in 66 they were 5 inches long.   Most 64.5 cars have naturally been repainted at least once in their lives and unfortunately the rare 64 script is thrown away and the wrong 65/66 put back on the fenders.  To me, that script size tells me that whoever owned this car took great care and detail to save these highly valuable MUSTANG scripts. I have also taken pictures of the other notable '64.5 items so you can see them for yourself.

I do not know the  exact history on this car but I do know that it was originally built in the San Jose plant. Evidently it stayed there most of its life as I found a black California plate that has the sticker from 2004.   We know from that sticker that it was there for at least that long and possibly longer.

I also found what I think is the original dealer license plate from California underneath the spare tire.  It does not get much better than having a black plate California car. That is why you see that fact emphasized where ever you see one advertized for sale.  Here is your chance to own a significant part of automotive history that is a highly optioned and rare Mustang “D” code convertible with a fantastic body for a very small price compared to most collectable 60’s convertibles. The color of this car is called Dynasty Green and I believe that it must be a very rare color as I can honestly say that I have not seen or owned many that are painted this fantastic color.  I believe that the interior front seats and rear seats plus the dash pad are totally original which is a real testimonial to the care taken to preserve this Mustang.

This convertible is a very nice car to drive and it is nice enough right now to be taken anywhere and enjoyed or displayed for others to admire. I do not care what kind of car show you take this Mustang to; I would be extremely surprised if there was another 1964 1/2 Convertible at the show period and certainly not one with this color and all of the options on this rare D code car.

Here are the codes found on the original door tag on the driver’s side:

v  BODY     76A

v  COLOR    DYNASTY GREEN

v  TRIM   BLACK/BLACK

v  DSO   72      SAN JOSE,  CA

v  DATE  11G   JULY 11, 64

v  AXLE   1    3:00 TO 1

v  TRANS.     AUTO    C-4

The car comes with a Frank Sinatra cassette. Sure hope whoever buys the car knows who Frank Sinatra is!!!

Please call me if you have any questions about this car.

STEVE - 281-531-9090 or mustangman048@sbcglobal.net

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These appear to be the original license plate frames for the car  found under the spare tire.

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