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How It Began

The First Mustang I owned.
5F08U100465

01.07.2008

CROWNED THE LOWEST SERIAL NUMBERED KNOWN FIRST DAY OF PRODUCTION CONVERTIBLE MUSTANG WITH A 170 "U" CODE TO DATE FROM RESEARCH. THIS CONVERTIBLE HAS THE LOWEST SERIAL NUMBER WITH A 170 CYL ENGINE AND WAS MADE ON THE FIRST DAY OF PRODUCTION IN DEARBORN MICHIGAN, MONDAY MARCH 9TH 1964. NO OTHER "U" CODE CONVERTIBLE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED WITH A LOWER SERIAL NUMBER TO DATE.

Ever since I was a young child, I could pull things apart, fix things and put them back together again. I could see things others could not and I realized it was my destiny.

I can remember in the fall of 1983, when I first saw it. It was dingy red, muddy and had grass and hay stuff all inside. I was almost 13 and didn’t know too much about cars, but there was something about this 1964.5 Mustang convertible that intrigued me. This passion ignited further when I discovered the car was made on the first day of production. Monday, March 9, 1964 was the first day that Mustangs rolled off the assembly line.Only about 12 convertibles have surfaced from the first 3 days of production. That first week Ford rolled off approximately 867 Mustangs and Fairlaines. Ford averaged about 120 Mustangs per day that first week. On average 80% of those cars were coupes and 20% were convertibles. Approximately 23% of Mustangs were painted Wimbledon White and with 20 other colors available, one can imagine how rare a red convertible might be. As of 2006 over 10 million Mustangs have been assembled and sold though Ford. What if this Mustang convertible is the first or second red convertible ever made? What is it worth? The imagination can run wild with these possibilities.
Nearly 23 years have passed and I have owned over 40 of these beautiful cars. My little curiosity turned into a burning obsessing passion.

My father never wanted to call this car a Ford. He always insisted it was a Mustang. "Don't call it a Ford, call it a Mustang" he said. Funny, I can still hear him saying that to me. My sister, Patti, says "Dad used to say that Ford meant "found on road dead" and were terrible cars.... that's why he insisted on mustang instead!
Our dad was priceless."
I never found my car dead.......





465 Vin number


100465 after volcanic ash blasting


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