(4 photos of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Convertible) This Wimbledon White was the first 1964 Mustang sold to the public. It was built on March 9, 1964 which was the first day of production. Pre-production models were built prior to March 9th. This Mustang was pre-ordered by a couple who received delivery at Powell Ford in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 16th. Which was one day before the official first day of sale for the new Mustang on March 17th. So, where is the second Mustang sold? Good luck finding it, as 22,000 Mustangs were sold on March 17th! This Mustang was delivered with the following options: Wimbledon White paint, 260ci 2V V8 engine, Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission, Rally Pac gauges, power brakes, power steering, power convertible top, padded visors, reverse lights, a heavy duty battery, full-length console, tinted windshield, a push-button AM radio with antenna, rocker panel moldings, Deluxe wheel covers with spinners, white wall tires, heater delete, seat belt delete, dual outside mirrors, compass, day/night mirror, and 2-speed electric wipers and washer.|
(6 photos of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Hardtop) This Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang hardtop still has its original 170ci 6-cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission.
(4 photos of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Convertible) Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang convertible owned by Kerry Smith from Australia. This mustang has a blue interior, blue convertible top, it's original 170ci 6-cylinder engine, and and automatic transmission. Kerry purchased it in May 2010 in Florida. It's all original except the brakes were upgraded to discs.
(7 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hardtop) This is a 1964 Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car hardtop. This is one of about 185 replicas that were sold in 1964 to the public. Not just any dealer could sell them though. They had to compete for them! The competition, called "Checkered Flag" and "Green Flag" contests, were based on the dealer's sales performance prior to the introduction of the Mustang in April of 1964. The top five dealerships in each district received a Pace Car replica. This car was won by Bennett Ford in Salt Lake City, Utah. The pace cars are all sequentially numbered (VIN) between 111500-126000. They have the same dataplate codes; 65A=hardtop, C=Pace Car White paint, 42=white & blue interior. Many were sold to customers with the stripes and lettering removed. Thirty-seven Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang Pace Car convertibles were created for the actual Indianapolis 500 race. Three of them were modified to be actual pace cars (4-speed transmission, tuned 289ci engines, lowered suspension, and speed rated tires). Another thirty-five convertibles with red, white, or blue interiors were used as Dignitary Cars. They were auctioned to dealerships and sold to the public after the race event.
(3 photos of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Hardtop) Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang hardtop owned by Mike Horner from Mesquite, Texas. It has it's original 260ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. That is a P-51 Mustang plane in the background. Mike adds, "I bought the car from the second owner in 1998 who had the car since 1967. It was originally bought in Big Spring, Texas from Bob Shasta Ford. I restored the car from 1998 to 2004 and its first trip was to Nashville Tennessee for the 40th Anniversary of the Mustang. It is equipped with: Power Steering, Air Conditioning, Rally Pac, Full Length
Console, Back up Lamps, 260 V8, Cruise-O-Matic, Knock Off wheel covers, and 14 inch wheels. Fixing to add the dealer installed dual exhaust and Cobra dress up kit that was available in 1964." The data plate has a Body 65A for the 2-door coupe, Color M for Wimbledon White paint, Trim 85 for Red Vinyl seats, Date of 29E for the build date of May 29 1964, DSO 61 for Dallas Texas, Axle 1 for the 3.00 Axle Ratio, Trans 6 for Cruise-O-Matic.
(5 photos of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Convertible) Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang convertible owned by Charles Stoddard from Page, Arizona. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting November 3, 2013. It has the original 260ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Charles purchased this car way back in 1975. He just completed an 8 year restoration.
(17 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) This is an original official 1964 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica. It's a Ford built replica of the one that actually paced the race. This is one of about 40 convertibles and about 190 hardtops built by Ford back in 1964. The convertibles were used as Dignitary (parade) cars at the race, then auctioned off to the dealerships. The hardtops were given straight to dealers. Of all the convertibles, only very few remain. This car has its original 210hp (at 4400rpm), 289 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.
(8 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hardtop) This is a 1964 Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car. It's one of about 190 hardtop replicas built for sale to the public. They were all built the same: special Pace Car White paint, blue stripes, and white/blue interiors. All of the Pace Cars are sequentially numbered (VIN) between 111500-126000.
(2 photos of a 1964 Mustang Promotional Sales Brochure) This Wimbledon White Mustang hardtop is a two page spread right inside the front cover of the 1964 Ford Mustang promotional booklet. The text reads, New Ford Mustang ... a totally new king of total performance Ford! This is the car you never expected from Detroit. It is so distinctively beautiful it has received the Tiffany Award for Excellence in American Design, the first automobile ever to be so honored by Tiffany & Co. Mustang has the look, the fire, the flavor of one of the great European road cars. Yet it is as American as its name... and as practical as its price. Mustang is the newest expression of Ford's policy of creating contemporary classics. In the Mustang Ford has created a totally new car for a new generation of Americans... to more completely answer modern American needs and tastes. You have rarely seen an automobile from Detroit to match Mustang's styling beauty at any price. Yet Mustang's prices is so unexpectedly low, you'll find it hard to believe - even harder to believe when you add up all of the standard equipment which the low Mustang price includes!
(6 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Hardtop) 1964 Indianapolis Pace Car replica at the 2010 Mustang Club of America, Grand Nationals car show held in Bellevue, Washington. About 200 of these pace car hardtops were awarded to Ford dealerships around the nation having good sales in early 1964. Features included special C-code Pace Car White exterior paint, 260ci 2 barrel V8 engine, white interior with blue accents, automatic transmission, power steering, rear backup lights, spinnerless full wheel covers, side view mirror delete, AM radio, and Pace Car decals.
(1 photo of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Hardtop Advertisement) Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang hardtop featured at it's debut at the World's Fair in this magazine advertisement. It it titled, Mustang - exciting new car from Ford Motor Company... show stopper at the World's Fair The ad goes on to say,
We think we have pretty fair grounds for showing off our Mustang at the World's Fair. The wonderland setting, our "wonder" car and the Ford Motor Wonder Rotunda go together to sum up our feelings about new product ideas at Ford Motor Company. We plan them - from a standpoint of over-all design and engineering - to be nothing short of wonderful.
Like the Mustang, each of our new cars starts as an original idea, designed to answer your needs in a fresh, distinctive and satisfying way. Then we use the most advanced manufacturing and testing techniques to translate the idea into a fine-quality product.
It's this kind of engineering excellence - from the start of an idea on - that puts tang in the Mustang, thunder in the Thunderbird and zest in all the rest of our Ford-built cars.
When you visit our Wonder Rotunda at the Fair, you'll find another example of how we do things with extra flair. We seat you inside a new Ford-built convertible and whisk you over a Magic Skyway that takes you from the prehistoric past far into the city of the future.
It's a trip that surpasses all expectations - which is what we want for you, at the Fair and in all the products we build.
(1 photo of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Convertible) mustang Ford promotional photo of a Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang convertible with red vinyl interior, full wheel covers, and metal rocker panel trim.
(6 photos of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Convertible) This is a very early Mustang convertible. It was built in February 1964. The assembly line wasn't fully rolling out Mustangs until a month later. This one was on display at the Ford world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. It has a red interior and black convertible top. I've read that this Mustang was fitted with rumble seat from Ford. It has long since been removed.
(6 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) This is the real deal. It's the actual White 1964 Mustang convertible that paced the Indianapolis 500 race. There was two others built especially for pacing the race (VIN 5F08F100240 and 5F08F100242). The others have yet to be found. These three Mustangs were modified by Holman-Moody with modified 289ci V-8 engines (originally they had stock 260s), lowered/stiffened suspension, grab bars (back seat side panels), two-way radios, and flag mounts. This one was listed on eBay with a reserve of $1,099,000.00
(2 photos of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) There were thirty-five 1964 Indy Pace Car convertibles used as Dignitary Cars for the race. They were built with red, white, or blue interiors. They were auctioned to dealerships and sold to the public after the race event. They were also known as festival cars, probably because they circled the track at the 500 Festival Open Invitation - a PGA Tour event in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1964. A couple are known to still exist today.
(5 photos of a 1965 White Mustang Hardtop) Pearl White 1965 Mustang hardtop owned by Brian Brennan from Marietta, Georgia. It was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week off October 19th, 2008. Brian adds, "I bought it one year ago. The previous owners did a great job of using Shelby clone parts and upgraded the car beautifully. Since owning it, I have put on new shocks and sway bars and have rebuilt the brakes. It definitely gets lots of looks!"
(5 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Convertible) Wimbledon White 1965 Mustang convertible with a bright red interior.
(5 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Check out this Wimbledon White 1965 Shelby GT-350 competition. It's owned by a site visitor in Palos Heights, Illinois. This was our featured Attitude Of the Week for the week starting November 14, 2010. The owner says that it is very correct with one exception - aluminum Z304 racing heads. He drives it everywhere! This photo is also our 12,000th Mustang photo posted to the site.
(2 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang GT Hardtop) Wimbledon White 1965 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Reiny van Uden from Netherlands. It still has it's original 289 4V engine and an manual transmission. Reiny adds, "We bought this car in 1996 from the second owner. The first owner had the car for 29 years. We restored it in 1998/2001 to show condition. We have also the original window sticker. The car is a factory GT."
(11 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Fastback) Wimbledon White 1965 Mustang fastback which originally had the optional 225hp (4800rpm), 289 cubic inch, 4 barrel (actually now 2 barrel), V8 engine.