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.
Purchased by our consignor in 2005 from the outside storage area of
a collision shop then fully restored in 2009 right back to 1965
specs by the now defunct Mid County Mustangs in Eagle, PA, this car
is exactly as it would have been on your local showroom floor. A
200ci inline 6 cylinder with a 3-speed manual transmission, a
driver's driver. Vintage color match paint, a working smooth
convertible, spinner style wheels and a beautiful interior make
this one of the excellent examples here donning the Hallowed Halls
of Classic Auto Mall.
A color change to Caspian Blue paint now drapes the straight steel
rust free panels of this car. A few inclusions and minor scratches
are seen in a few areas,but there is no rust tonote, even on the
lower panels. Overall shiny and nice dark blue painted steel over
straight steel panes that are minding their gaps. Next to 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 break
up the cove embossed sides and with the spinner style wire spoke
Ford wheel covers in 14" format, this first year Mustang has you
arriving in style and class. A white, clean canvas top is in
excellent condition, clear plastic rear windshield, and flawless up
and down power motion tops this classic. Thin whitewall tires wrap
those spinner wheel covers and spec out at 205/75R14's all
With several thousand dollars spent on the restoration, some of
this money went into the interior, and no stone appears to be left
unturned here. This includes the front buckets, interior door
panels, and new carpet as well as a new rear bench. All of these
are in excellent condition, nice and tight, and show no signs of
wear and present in an ivory white color way. No console, just the
blue carpeted hump to house the shifter, with its chrome bezel and
black rubber boot.In front, this dash is all factory spec with the
central speedometer and a single flanking circular gauge cluster on
either side all underneath ablue padded topper. A nice factory
steering wheel is in front of this dash, and as we pan right, an
AM/FM radio is inserted and installed into the center. Blue 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 tire.
Under the hood we see a very nicely restored 200ci inline 6
cylinder. It is in a really clean engine bay, and has a black
painted block and orange/red painted valve covers and air cleaner
to compliment. On top is a 1-barrel carburetor. Nice supple rubber
hoses and no corrosion can be seen under this hood. On the back is
a 3-speed manual transmission that sends power back to a 3.20
geared 7.25" rear axle.
Save for somelight surface rust, all is very nice underneath, clean
black texture paint, no rust, solid floor pans and toe kicks and
rockers. Drum brakes are on all 4 corners and have the safety
benefit of a dual reservoir master cylinder, and the torque boxes
are all solid. The bottom inside of the doors are clean, and the
thresholds are looking good. Independent coil springs up front and
leafs in the rear provide the ride and a stock style single exhaust
is on for the exhale.
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, and cruising at highway speed proved no
problem for this inliner under the hood. We did note that the
odometer and fuel gauge are inoperable and the heater blower did
not blow in the hi-speed setting.
A very nice and well kept restored car, it has a touch of pony
class, and shows exactly how thingscame back in 1965. The 3-speed
manual was the base transmission but it is 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 turner.
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
776799-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 76A-Mustang Convertible, Standard Buckets
COLOR Y-Silver Blue
TRIM 22-Blue Crinkle Vinyl
DATE 02D-July 2nd Build
AXLE 3-3.20 Conventional
TRANS 1-3 Speed Manual
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.