LARGEST AND RAREST 1964 1/2 MUSTANG PACE CAR COLLECTION IN THE WORLD. FIRST TIME OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC. YOU CAN BUY ONE, BUY TWO, BUY THE WHOLE COLLECTION OF FIVE! EACH ONE IS AN INDIVIDUAL. EACH ONE HAS UNIQUE QUALITIES OF IT'S OWN. DEGREE OF RESTORATION RANGES FROM A ROTISSERIE, NUT AND BOLT REBUILD, TO AN ORIGINAL BARN FIND WITH COSMETIC AND MECHANICAL UPGRADES, TO A HIGH LEVEL DRIVER QUALITY. EACH ONE IS DOCUMENTED IN THE PACE CAR REGISTRY.
INDIVIDUAL ADS FOR EACH PACE CAR WILL FOLLOW THIS GROUP DESCRIPTION ON THE WEBSITE. PLEASE ALSO VIEW EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY.
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AS STATED ABOVE, THE LARGEST AND RAREST 1964 1/2 MUSTANG PACE CAR COLLECTION IN THE WORLD. FIRST TIME OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC. YOU CAN BUY ONE, BUY TWO, BUY THE WHOLE COLLECTION OF FIVE! EACH ONE IS AN INDIVIDUAL. EACH ONE HAS UNIQUE QUALITIES OF IT'S OWN. DEGREE OF RESTORATION RANGES FROM A ROTISSERIE, NUT AND BOLT REBUILD, TO AN ORIGINAL BARN FIND WITH COSMETIC AND MECHANICAL UPGRADES, TO A HIGH LEVEL DRIVER QUALITY. EACH ONE IS DOCUMENTED IN THE PACE CAR REGISTRY. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE ARE LESS THAN 25 ROADWORTHY EXAMPLES IN THE WORLD. HERE IS A CHANCE TO OWN A COLLECTION OF FIVE! PLEASE READ THE FULL HISTORY BELOW.
WE BEGIN WITH A LESSON- PACE CAR 101. TO EMPHASIZE HOW UNBELIEVABLY RARE THESE ADDITIONS TO TONY'S PERSONAL COLLECTION ARE, HERE'S THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION- WHAT VEHICLE PACED THE 1964 INDIANAPOLIS 500? HOLDIT!- NO FAIR RUNNING TO YOUR REFERENCE LIBRARY- NO DASH TO THE COMPUTER. YOU DON'T KNOW, DO YOU? DON'T FEEL BAD- THE 1964 1/2 MUSTANG PACED THE 1964 INDY 500, AND THE FOLLOWING FASCINATING HISTORY LESSON IS GOING TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT. IT IS THE STORY OF POSSIBLY THE RAREST INDY PACE CAR EVER- THE 1964 1/2 MUSTANG.
Three 1964 1/2 Mustang Convertibles were sent directly from the factory to Holman&Moody in North Carolina, where they were modified for Pace Car duties. Of these 3, ONE is known to exist today.
In addition to the 3 Track Cars, 35 Convertible "Festival Cars" or Dignitary Cars were supplied to Indianapolis. Of those 35, only ONE exists today.
This brings us to the ONLY other Mustang Pace Cars ever produced- The 190 factory Mustang Indy Pace Car Edition Coupes.
Due to the staggering demand for and popularity of the Mustang, Ford executives decided to institute a competition among Ford dealers nationwide. This promotional competition was planned to distribute Pace Car Editions to dealers as a sales performance reward, with the intention of then releasing the vehicles for sale to the general public. Due to the lack of availability of convertibles, the vehicles were built from the two door coupe platform.
The factory competition consisted of two contests. They were promoted as the "Checkered Flag", which were retreived by the dealer at Dearborn, and "Green Flag", which were transferred from the District Sales Office. The top five performing dealers in each of the 36 sales districts were rewarded with a Pace Car Edition, either for free or at a deep discount. Also, based on strong dealer sales performance, another 10 were built, bringing the total to an estimated 190. Lee Iacocca himself presented the keys to the winning dealers at a special Dearborn ceremony.
Each coupe was painted in Code C, '64 1/2 Pace Car White. Code 42 White/Blue interior. The Pace Cars were equipped with the 260 V8 engine, backed by an automatic transmission. "Official Pace Car" decals and appointments adorned the exterior of the vehicles.
Now for the "Rest of the Story". Never in the history of the Indianapolis 500 did the Pace Car committee choose a vehicle that had only just started production! This created a problem for Ford- availability of these cars for Indy use.
Also, the factory and dealerships never counted on the massive appeal of Regular Production cars and the overwhelming demand that would occur. Therefore, many dealers were forced to strip their Pace Cars of decals, etc. and sell them as regular Mustang Coupes just to fill their customer orders. This means that many of these original Pace Car Editions were lost just because the buyer didn't even know the true history of the vehicle he was buying!
It is estimated by many experts in the Mustang Enthusiast Circles that there are only approximately 50 Pace Car Coupes that even exist, and of these, less than 25 are roadworthy. This is a chance to own 1,2,3,4, or 5 of them!
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