Florida Company Builds and Sells Replica 1964 ½ Ford Mustangs
Have you ever had the thought, “They just don’t make cars like they used to”?
As an enthusiastic admirer of classic cars, I am sometimes disappointed with the uninteresting designs that are being produced in our function-minded industry. Whatever happened to the robust cars with actual personality from the heydays of American muscle car production?
A company out of Winter Park, Florida, is on a mission to change that by producing brand new 1964 ½ Ford Mustangs.
Revology, which uses modern components to update classic cars while maintaining the model’s essence, revealed its classic Mustang revival at the Amelia Island car show this month.
New 1964 ½ Ford Mustangs Made from Official Parts
To avoid criticism that these replicas aren’t legitimate, Tom Scarpello, CEO of Revology Cars and former marketing chief for Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, revealed details of his 12-week production process.
The 1964 ½ Mustangs are built on licensed replica bodies built by Dynacorn and furnished with authorized components from the original production line. Its engine–a 1990s-era 302 V8 supplied by Ford–yields 265 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
The car’s appearance, however, doesn’t change. “We didn’t take any liberties with the styling,” stated Scarpello. “Instead our mission was quite the opposite. We carefully integrated technology in order to improve the user experience while maintaining the integrity of the original design.”
Modern additions made to the vehicles include both performance and technology enhancements. On one hand, the Mustang has power steering, anti-lock brakes, MacPherson struts, LED lights, and an optional power convertible top. On the other hand, it’s filled with modern conveniences hidden within the cabin: the power window buttons are covered by window cranks, the ashtray masks the USB port, remote locks are hidden in the door handles, etc. It even comes with a warranty and fresh VINs.
Despite their $119,500 price tag, these nostalgic models are seeing early success. Scarpello said that at least 50 people are ready to buy a Mustang from Revology, so the company is planning to move from its small shop to an actual factory facility. Revology doesn’t plan on stopping there. The company would like to mass-produce a variety of classic cars, as long as the Mustang is a success.
Tim Shults likes to play golf and spend time with his four daughters.