1964.5 Ford MustangFord has something special sitting in its booth here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. In fact, it brought two special somethings in the form of the Ford Mustang 1 Concept that first saw the light of day in 1962 and the very first production Mustang that rolled off the production line in 1964.

These classic creations are sharing floor space with the brand-new 2014 Mustang in honor of the pony car's 50th Anniversary. Since Ford's latest 'Stang already made its auto show debut (at a number of locations, including Los Angeles), we think it's pretty cool that the Blue Oval did something special for its home-town show.

Check out both the Mustang 1 Concept and first production 1964.5 Mustang above and below.


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      The Lip
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'll bet that there is an interesting story behind the ding to the left front "bumper" of the Mustang 1 Concept.
      lendersmith
      • 11 Months Ago
      If you haven't yet seen it, there's a good Jay Leno's Garage video with an appearance by Lee Iacocca and the original concept Mustang. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBJODV_tyDA
      mbmorrow4
      • 11 Months Ago
      Just waiting for Spring to arrive so I can get my '64 1/2 (05/07/64) out of hibernation.
      USOSAD
      • 11 Months Ago
      My brother (at age 17) bought his first car, which was a 65 Mustang. Black with red interior, standard three on the floor with a six cylinder engine. Car had 25,000 miles on it and he paid $500.00. That was in 1971. He immediately took the engine and transmission out and replaced with a V-8 and new transmission….took it to the drag strip and within two years had completely destroyed the car. Even at 12 years old I thought he was an idiot. Now I'm convinced.
      Jaybird248
      • 11 Months Ago
      My girlfriend had a '66 ragtop in Palimino Gold with a tan interior, which I used to drive all the time. Just a six/auto but great fun. We put racing stripes on it and a Ferrari sticker and poof, we had a sports car!
      2001mustangGT
      • 11 Months Ago
      looks like champagnolo wheels from a Ferrari dino on it eh?
      mostlymustangs
      • 11 Months Ago
      Fifty years running. Nothing succeeds like success. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Often imitated, never duplicated. The original and still the best. Ford Mustang.
      Dlp014
      • 11 Months Ago
      I was there at Watkins Glen when the Mustang 1 was introduced. My family drove most of the night in a 1960 Corvair to see the US GP. I still have the PR package complete with 8x10 glossy photos in mint condition. I wrote to Ford encouraging them to put the concept car into production.