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I'm going to look at a 64 1/2 mustang coupe that has the orig. 289 K in it, It also is a factory 4 speed car, I don't know about any other options unitll I see it. I work with the orig. owner who sold it to his brother and now it sits behind his house. My question is, what do you guys think about the value of this car? I thought that I read somewhere that a K code 64 1/2 was really rare. Thanks for your opinion
 

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I can't help you on the value, but don't forget to check the block for the VIN.

There's a whole bunch of folks looking for original K cars that have their original K motors, but no VIN on the block. *G*

Let us know.
 

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It is hard to put a value when we don't know the condition. You are right that tyhey are quite rare since the K was not introduced until June 64
 

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All else being equal, a K coder likely is worth a 15-20% premium over a standard F or D coder...

For some clues how to identify the engine as an orginal K-coder, see the links below:

Specs

Head shot

Post a condition report, along with ID clues regarding the engine, and we can likely get you into the ballpark, value-wise.

Remember, even though some of the K engine clues are hidden (the wider damper is usually the easiest item to view, since it's outside), to look for period clues, like the aluminum water pump (relatively small looking compared to later cast iron ones) and generator.

Good luck!
 

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Sometimes the value of a car, is the value of the useable parts, and what the parts will fit on. The rear axle is worth between $500-$1200, the motor and transmission could be worth between $1500-3000.

One of the issues with 64.5 cars would be the 5 bolt block and bell-housing, and it may have a narrow bolt pattern 4 speed. These parts would be correct for only 64.5 cars, as everything later, including fastbacks, and all Shelby models use 6 bolt blocks and bellhousings.
It really depends on the condition of the car, if it is a "driver", or a parts car.
K code coupe drivers have been selling for $5000-9000, and restored K coupes have trouble getting high teens.

Check it out, and post the condition. If the K motor is not there, then it isn't worth much more than a regular coupe.
 
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