It’s funny how modest a kids’ dream car can be.
As a young teenager, my car obsession was a 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible. I’d drool when spotting one on the street and flip through the local classifieds checking prices and wondering how I could save for one before my 16th birthday.
For a variety of reasons, I never made the leap to buy a classic Mustang. Maybe it’s because my car tastes evolved toward the exotic in the 20 or so years since then. I did own a 1994 Mustang for a few years, thinking that maybe it would sate my Mustang desire, but I learned pretty quickly that a ’94 hardly replaces the ’64 1/2 to ’66 variety.
I often find myself looking through classifieds just like I did so many years ago, hoping that I’ll find a restorable car at a great price. As time ticks on, though, it’s getting harder and harder to find a body in decent shape. Fifty years can wreak havoc on old steel.
Well, Ford may have a solution for guys like me in the form of a brand-new ’64 1/2 Mustang…with a bit of a catch.