Ford Mustang 1964 1/2 (1964.5) Coupe 1/24 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Motormax
This model of the Ford Mustang 1964 1/2 (1964.5) Coupe is about 7.25 inches long, 2.75 inches wide and 2.25 inches high. It is highly detailed, with beautiful body paint and accurate markings. Motormax does very high quality models and this one is not the exception. Headlights, tail lights and turn signals are made of separate plastic pieces which makes the whole model look very realistic. Moreover, side mirrors are also made of separate pieces.
Doors can open to reveal a very detailed and accurate interior with some touches of color on parts such as seats, seat belt buckles and even on the instrument panel.
For this particular model, a hard top can be put on or off. There are 3 snap tabs on the top that can snap on the model itself. But one needs to be very careful when placing or removing it.
The models we have are the ones that come in a display tray box of 4 models per box (The type of box that would be on a counter in a store). These are not the models that come in individual window box. They will be expertly (for real, I am the one who does it) packed for shipping (they will be better protected than an in an individual window box).
Several changes were made at the traditional opening of the new model year (beginning August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some models, the introduction of alternators to replace generators, and an upgrade of the V8 engine from 260 cu in (4.3 l) to 289 cu in (4.7 l) displacement. In the case of at least some six-cylinder Mustangs fitted with the 101 hp (75 kW) 170 cu in (2.8 l) Falcon engine, the rush into production included some unusual quirks, such as the horn ring bearing the 'Ford Falcon' logo covered by a trim ring with a 'Ford Mustang' logo. These characteristics made enough difference to warrant designation of the 121,538 early versions as "1964½" Mustangs, a distinction that has endured with purists.