I remember the first one at our local dealer. It was an attractive car tho that particular one had a six cylinder and a 3 speed manual on the floor. That was 1964 and I still remember the kid whose family bought that first one.
The thing which surprised people was the price. It was something like $2400.00 or not much more than a falcon. Of course that is really what it was, just a more stylish Falcon.
Even the Falcon had a powerful V8 option tho I think the Mustang may have had a higher top HP rating a 271 HP V8 was available. That was a lot out of a 289.
I remember that well, I think Ford tagged it as a 64 1/2 Mustang, the 65 came out a short time later in 65 if I remember right.
I nearly bought a 65 but they wouldn’t knock a dime off the sticker price so I walked, wish I had it now.
I'd still have it if it hadn't been stolen while I was at a Cubs/Cardinals game June 22, 1984.
The 64 1/2 was featured in a James Bond movie and launched the mustang to the US market.
Whatever some here say, our ‘09 GT/CS was a very cool car. It has now become an F-150 since we moved to the high Rockies and the 15 mile dirt road would have ruined that fine ride.
The Falcon was a stodgy looking old lady sedan, but they shared engines with the Mustang models, and I think their curb weight was a bit lighter (the electrical system wasn’t the best either), so the Falcon would pretty much go like a raped ape. :’) I wouldn’t mind having one of the couple of those that ran through the hands of various family members back at that time.