Dr. Gary D. Cotton 1964 1/2 Mustang Convertible


Niello Concours at Serrano Entry Application
Niello Concours at Serrano ~ October 4, 2015

Born July 2, 1964 the Mustang Convertible 289 4-V, four-speed transmission in Guardsman Blue with White interior was purchased through Jim Campbell Ford in Blue Springs, MO with the exorbitant window sticker price of $3316.00.
The original Mustang, introduced April 14, 1964 and sold 414,000 units in less than 12 months from introduction date. The "innovation" of the time was a sports car, customizable to the individual purchaser at an affordable price for the average car buyer. The base unit price of $2368.00, a coupe with six-cylinder engine and three speed transmission, was well within the reach of the average American citizen at the time as evidenced by the overwhelming acceptance and sales of the vehicle. Of the 414,000 units produced 121,538 were considered 1964 ½, of those 28,883 were convertibles.
This car was a "daily driver" for many years, was then used as my sons car to commute to high school. This car is truly a member of the family, not just a piece of metal to be used and abandoned. The car will be passed on to my son, Douglas, and his daughter, Reagan, in the future. After many years of use and sometimes long periods of non-use we restored the vehicle and began showing the car with our first concours the Niello Concours at Serrano 2014 wherein the car took third place in class.
We had the car restored to original factory specification and standards in 2012 by American Mustang, Rancho Cordova, CA.
The car currently resides in Folsom, CA with original owners Gary & Susan Cotton and is driven frequently to a variety of car shows in California.