Jim Smart said:We're amazed at the misconceptions ahoof about those early classic Mustangs; those classified ads worded "For Sale--1964 Mustang. . ." or enthusiasts boasting about their super-rare '64-1/2. Truth is, there has never been a '64 Mustang, ever. And honestly, whom are you kidding? The '64-1/2 Mustang isn't any more rare than one of its '65 counterparts. In fact, there are no '64-1/2 Mustangs at all; that title was coined by enthusiasts. The '64-1/2 Mustang is simply an early-production unit without the refinements that came later. And another thing, Ford never built a production '64-1/2 Mustang fastback.
There really is no such thing as a 1964 Mustang. All of the early Mustangs were still titled as 1965's, but when talking to Mustang enthusiasts the early built Mustangs are called 1964.5's.
First, welcome to the forum!
Hello. That's not me. :nogrinner My daily driver is a 64 1/2 convertible, my pistols, which stay at home, are a matched set of Beretta Stampede Philidelphia .45 caliber revolvers and a 9mm Beretta that my husband insisted that I get because it can make a whole bunch of noise in a hurry. I believe it's a 92, but, I don't mess with it very much. The revolvers are a lot prettier. And, I have absolutely no interest of that sort in women. I love my husband, and he loves me.I know a bisexual girl from texas who carries a magnum and drives a 1968 Mustang as her daily driver. rofl
Hi again. Well, now. There's a blast from the past. My very first conversation at this site, something like 8 years ago, was on this very subject, with this very person. :gringreen Actually, Twister, there are a few Mustangs around that actually have a 4 for the first digit of the VIN. They are obviously mis-stamps, and, one of them is even a fastback. But, just to pick up where we left off, :gringreen everybody knows that there weren't any Mustangs titled as 64 model cars. The '64 1/2' designation is something used by enthusiasts, not DMVs. The term does indeed have meaning, since everybody immediately knows what you're talking about when you use it, and there is a very long list of significant differences between the Mustangs built during the 64 model year and the ones built during the 65 model year, and the differences between a 65 Mustang built before August 1st of 64 and a 65 Mustang built after August 1st are far more numerous and significant than the differences between a 65 Mustang built after August 1st and a 66 model Mustang. But rather than rehash this one, I think that we can just pull up the old thread and save needless wear and tear on our keyboards. The particulars of the cars haven't changed any since then.
Here it is.