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Pick of the Day: One-Owner 1964 Ford Mustang Coupe

Rare one-owner first-year pony car


Can you imagine keeping a car for 60 years? It would be like buying a new model off the showroom floor today and owning it until 2084. I’m having a hard time even wrapping around my head around what the world might be like in 2084 – at least as far as the automotive hobby is concerned. This car has been with the seller for six decades, and it’s finally being offered up to a worthy home:

The Pick of the Day is a 1964 Ford Mustang coupe listed for sale on by a private seller in Lenexa, Kansas. (Click the link to view the listing)

“After spending 60 years together, the time has sadly come where I must say farewell to my 1964 ½ Mustang. I bought the 260 V8 C4 three-speed automatic transmission Mustang coupe in May 1964 after seeing the first Mustangs put on display at the New York World’s Fair,” the seller says. “It was love at first sight.”

The Mustang’s beginnings, at least in terms of what the public knew, started out on February 6, 1964 when Lee Iacocca, Vice President of Ford Motor Company, issued a press release saying: “Ford Division confirmed today that it will introduce a new line of cars this spring. This new line of cars will be called the Mustang.” The official debut for the press took place on April 14 at the “Wonder Rotunda” at the World’s Fair. One of the ways that Ford showcased the car was by offering people a 12-minute ride called the Magic Skyway in a Mustang convertible. The car was an instant hit. Over 418,000 units were sold in the Mustang’s first year (technically 1965, as all early Mustangs were VIN’d as 1965s, though the seller here states 1964), and one of them was the car we see featured in the classifieds today.

The seller says that a restoration was completed in 2005. A few upgrades were added at the time including a larger sway bar, a set of fog lamps, a Pertronix electronic ignition system, and sequential rear turn signals. The listing says that this specific car was also featured in Mustang 50th Anniversary festivities in 2014 and was later published in a magazine in 2017.

“I hate to say goodbye. Looking for a buyer who will give my longtime companion a good home in the years to come,” the seller says.

The asking price is $25,900. Included with the sale are spare parts such as seat belt buckles, horns, a generator, an AM radio, a gear shift handle, and even spare hubcaps.

To view this listing on, check it out in the archives at Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


  1. Beautiful car. I had the nemesis…Wimbledon White, 260, 3 speed manual with factory AC and 14 inch wheels. What a great car.
    GTA, some one will have a great time driving this gem.

  2. At a cumulative inflation rate of 907%, this Mustang purchased for $2500 new would cost $25,000 in today’s dollars. Which is basically his asking price.

  3. 60 years ownership is pretty impressive. I’ve had my ‘02 Ford Excursion for 22 years and that seems like an eternity. Congratulations to this gentleman for having the foresight to have hung into an early and original Mustang since new as well as for not either modding or wrapping it around a tree as so many of these cars were. Beautiful car, hoping the next owner can preserve it as well

  4. I love the first Mustangs. I was 12 when they first started and I loved the convertible the most but the coupe and fastback too. I have a Corvette I bought 12 yrs ago with 25k miles, now with 40k miles. Stored every winter. I was wondering if you would consider an offer of $21,000 bc I have spend $ on shipping and taxes. Thank you. Dale


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