This is a new article from automotive author Scott Huntington! Scott is be a recurring author here in the future, and Mustang fans will enjoy this one. Thanks, Scott!
What would you say if we told you that you could get the first-generation 1964 Ford Mustang souped up with modern conveniences like Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, A/C and more importantly a 5-liter V8 engine?
Thanks to a Florida startup company called Revology, it’s entirely possible. They are selling a clone of the classic 1960 Ford Mustang. From the outside, it looks like the same car we’ve grown to love over the years. You’d never know anything was different about it just by looking. Even the interior has been given a 1960’s style makeover.
Under the surface, however it comes with a load of modern conveniences like LED headlights, electric windows and seats and more. Now, you can enjoy the nostalgic feeling of rolling around in a 60′ Mustang, without all the limitations — like rolling up the windows with a hand crank.
The improvements aren’t solely limited to convenience options; they’ve also been used to boost the vehicle’s handling and reliability. Various curated parts allow it to retain an old school, muscle feel while still delivering the kind of power and performance we expect from modern vehicles.
For instance, the engine is a re-manufactured 302 V8 reminiscent of those from the 90’s — and it also happens to be supplied by Ford directly. From a design standpoint, this block was chosen because it’s nearly identical in size to the 289 V8 in the original Mustang models, which means there were no chassis or size modifications needed.
Total power output for the fuel-injected 5.0-liter ‘Coyote’ V8 is somewhere in the neighborhood of 265 horsepower. Not too shabby.
A new suspension, four corner disc brakes, power steering support, and several other enhancements give this updated 1964 Mustang a much smoother ride all around.
The interior has gotten a facelift too. The ashtray has been replaced and hides both USB and Aux ports so that you can hook a modern device — like your smartphone — to the Bluetooth audio system. Of course, the system functions as a traditional AM/FM radio, as well.
Remote keyless entry allows you quick access to the car when you’re out and about, and air conditioning keeps you nice and cool — even in hot and humid states like Florida.
Prices are about what you’d expect. The 1964 1/2 Mustang’ fastback model starts at $119,500, but if you want a convertible — with a power drop-top roof — you’ll have to “pony” up an additional $2,500 (for a total of $122,000).
Interestingly enough, the original 1964 Mustang only went for the starting price of $2,368 the first time around. Ford sold a total of 1.3 million. I don’t think Revology will get close to matching that but it will be fun to see what kind of audience they attract.
That $119K gets you a more modern vehicle with 264 HP, almost double that of the original ’60’s models. Many of which offered a little over 100 HP. That alone may be worth it. What do you think?