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 if 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
from the first yearand in convertible form. A mild restoration
about 6 years ago, and some cosmetic enhancements during our
consignor's ownership make for one great driving, simply to work on
6 cylinderpony with an automatic transmission. A driver's driver if
you will. A nice color change for the paint, a smoothly working
convertible top, chrome drilled wheels and a beautiful interior
which is clean and basic yet functional. One of the great examples
here donning the halls of Classic Auto Mall.
Driver quality crisp white paint drapes the straight steel rust
free panels of this car. A few inclusions and minor scratches are
seen in a few areas along with some loss of definition on the rear
wheel arches due to body repair. Overall shiny and nice white paint
over straight steel panels that are minding their gaps make up the
body. Up front, flanking the galloping Mustang badge are the single
headlights in the faux vented inserts. Like new chrome, correct and
very nice badging, the hockey stick cove with the chromed trim on
the rear quarter and clean lines running the length of the body.
With shiny chrome clad drilled wheels, this first year Mustang has
you arriving in style and class. A white, clean canvas top is in
excellent condition, mostly clear rear windshield, and flawless up
and down power motion tops this classic. Deeply treaded195/70R14
radials wrap those snazzy chrome wheels.
With nearly every part of a 1st generation Mustang interior
available from a catalog it's hard to tell these days what's
original and what'sreplaced. But I can tell you this, the interior
before us is clean, mean and looking just fine. Black ribbed vinyl
door cards grace the textured steel door shells and are dressed
with chrome for the cranks. Slipping inside leads our posteriors to
a pair of tuck and roll and smooth vinyl lowback bomber style
buckets, all in excellent condition, nice and tight, and show no
signs of wear. A matching bench is in the rear and appears as nice
as the buckets. Black carpet, clean and like new, floats this
interior and is protected by Mustang embroidered mats up front and
holds the chrome T-handle shifter on the hump. 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. A note to the
trunk space with the charcoal gray carpeted liner, which looks just
Under the hood we see a very nicely restored 200ci inline 6
cylinder. It is in a really clean black engine bay with the engine
painted Ford blue and matching blue painted valve cover and air
cleaner to compliment. On top is a 1-barrel carburetor and nice
supple rubber hoses and no corrosion can be seen under this hood.
On back is a 3-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a
7.25" rear axle weighing in with 2.75 gears.
Overall very nice underneath, clean black paint, surface rust on
the usual suspects, solid floor pans 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. Single exhaust is on in stock form and looking good,
albeit with some surface rust.
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 automatic, and cruising at highway
speed proved no problem for the 6 cylinder 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. A drop top to enjoy and drive without the fear of a stone
chip or scratch in a multi-thousand dollar paint job. Money well
spent on the interior and engine which all work together to make
this car an A grade consignment and an eye catcher/head turner.
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
T-200ci 6 Cylinder 1bbl
769287-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 76A-Convertible Standard Interior Buckets
COLOR R-Ivy Green
TRIM 26-Standard Black Buckets
DATE 26T-June 26th 1965 Build
AXLE 2-Ford 7.25" 2.75 Conventional
TRANS 6-C4 Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.