In spring 1964, America was hit by “Mustang Mania.”
It was March 1964 when the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line and into the history books. Coinciding with the launch was also a “Mustang ride” at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.
The Ford Motor Company’s unusual move of launching a new model in the middle of the year was groundbreaking.
Selling over a million cars in under three years, the Mustang became one of the most beloved cars made anywhere in the world, with an original base price of $2,368.
Fifty-one years later, you can buy a Mustang that appears (from the outside) to be identical to the original pony car.
Revology Cars, a Florida-based company has just announced a “new” version of the classic car. Using exact replica Mustang bodies licensed from Ford and formed by Dynacorn, Inc. of California, the cost of Revology’s 2015 replica Mustang starts at $119,500 for the basic fastback model and $122,000 for the convertible.
If you searched for an original, used 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang, you could probably find one in very good to excellent condition for $30,000 – 40,000.
As you might expect, Revology’s replica Mustang and its $120,000 price tag comes with some serious upgrades from the original car. Instead of a six-cylinder engine, the new clone has an eight-cylinder power plant that can be serviced at any Ford dealership.
The electrical system has also been updated to include a digital messaging system, USB ports, auxiliary audio inputs and LED headlights, tail lights and backup lights.
The modern mustang also includes several standard conveniences like power windows (hidden by a crank handle), power seats and air conditioning.
If you’re interested in ordering one of the new classic Mustangs, Revology asks for a deposit of around $40,000, or what you would have paid to purchase 16 new Mustangs in 1964.
Watch the company’s promotional video.
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