1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
Advertisements became popular reminders of the Mustang's youthful
spirit, such as one featuring two mature adults sitting in a new
Mustang with the words, "Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime
to waste it on children." It was the car to have it you were
seeking the fountain of youth. The 1965 Ford Mustang was the car to
have if you were looking to win over your neighbor or hit the road
for fun and adventure. It was also a must-have for enthusiastic
drivers and car enthusiasts who simply liked to drive.
For consignment a 1965 example of the very popular Ford Mustang
first year officially out edition, and in convertible form. A 289ci
V8 with a 4-speed manual transmission, a driver's driver. Vintage
color match paint, and a working smoothly convertible, spinner
style wheels and a beautiful interior which was redone by the 2nd
owner, one of the excellent examples here donning the halls of
Classic Auto Mall.
Consigner states "driver quality" Vintage Ivy green paint, drapes
the straight steel rust free panels of this car. A few inclusions,
minor scratches are seen in a few areas. Overall shiny and nice
green painted steel over straight steel panes that are minding
their gaps. Next to the galloping Mustang badge are the single
headlights in the vented inserts. Like new chrome, correct and very
nice badging, the hockey stick cove without the chromed trim on the
rear quarter, and a rocker trimming running the length below,
spinner style Ford wheel covers, this first year Mustang has you
arriving in style and class. A white, clean canvas top is in
excellent condition, clear rear windshield, and flawless up and
down manual motion tops this classic. Dual redline tires wrap those
spinner wheel covers.
With several thousand dollars spent on maintenance and repairs over
the years, some of this money went into the interior, particularly
with its second owner who totally redid the interior. Those
replacements include the front buckets, interior door panels, and
new carpet as well as a new rear bench. All of these are excellent
condition, nice and tight, and show no signs of wear and present in
Ivy Gold (sage if you will) color way. A center console molded from
plastic and vinyl with black flanking ribbed aluminum in the
center, houses the shifter and runs up to meet the dash. In front,
this dash is all original with the central speedometer, and a
single flanking circular gauge cluster on either side. A nice
factory steering wheel is in front of this dash, and as we pan
right, an original AM radio is inserted and installed into the
center. Green carpet is on the floors and is clean as a whistle and
like showroom new, and the dash top has no cracks or fading. A note
to the trunk space with the plaid liner and like new spare
Under the hood we see a very nicely restored 289ci Windsor V8. It
is in a really clean engine bay, and has a chromed air filter
holder and blue painted valve covers to compliment. This engine was
totally rebuilt at 99K miles, and since then low miles have been
clocked. On top is a 2-barrel carburetor. Nice supple rubber hoses
and no corrosion can be seen under this hood. On back is a 4-speed
manual transmission with a recently installed new clutch.
Save for a few scrapes on the gas tank, all is very nice
underneath, clean black texture paint, no rust, solid floorpans and
toe kicks and rockers. Drum brakes are on all 4 corners, and torque
boxes are all solid. Bottom inside of the doors are clean, and the
thresholds are looking good. Noted is a new master cylinder, and
new tie rods for the front.
A very easy starter, and smooth idle during warmup. Off to the test
track, and here at said track, this car performed flawlessly. Nice
smooth acceleration, tight steering, and bias free panic stopping.
Shifting was a breeze with the new clutch, and cruising at highway
speed proved no problem for this Windsor under the hood.
With some nice new restored parts on this car it has a touch of
pony class, and just a little extra than the run of the mill 1965
Mustang. The 4-speed is seldom seen, particularly on a higher
optioned car, but good for the driver and performance. Money well
spent on the interior, paint, and engine which all work together to
make this car an A grade consignment and an eye catcher/head
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
08-2 Door Convertible
C-289ci V8 2bbl 200hp
335605-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.