If you've been wanting an early Mustang convertible, we're going to urge you to buy one soon. Prices are most definitely on the move and after years of being affordable cars, Mustangs like this 1965 ragtop are steadily rising in the price department. This one offers all the right equipment, including a 289 cubic inch V8 and a great color combination, and we really don't expect it'll last very long on the showroom floor.
Originally code C Honey Gold, this one was restored in stunning Prowler Orange and for an early Mustang, it looks fantastic. Closely resembling Emberglo, it seems to accentuate the car's honest good looks and with just a hint of metallic in the mix, it looks warm and inviting, not too modern and not too radical. Good bodywork is always critical on a Mustang, whose unibody construction relies on strong bones underneath. Good gaps and panel alignment make the car show well at local cruise nights and casual shows, and the chrome bumpers sparkle against the coppery paint. Other external details worth noting are the correct 1965 pony "corral" in the front grille, complete with cross bars (which were 1965 only), bright rim in the C-scoop quarters, and handsome three-element taillights out back. And on any early Mustang, the most important badge might be the little "289" emblem on the front fenders which all fans know to look for and this car comes by honestly.
The clean black Pony interior is classic Mustang at its best. Elegant and sophisticated, it brought an air of genuine style to the affordable pony car market, and with details like the woodgrained steering wheel and a modern center console, the car has a definitely upscale vibe. The seat covers, carpets, and door panels were new when the car was restored (the interior was also originally black and white) and everything is still in great shape today. The gauges are GT-spec surrounded by correct woodgrained appliques that warm things up a bit inside. The factory AM radio has been replaced by a newer digital AM/FM unit that fits neatly and didn't require any cutting, so everything is just like it should be. Overhead there's a recent black power convertible top and it comes with a matching black boot for a trim look. Finally, the trunk is outfitted with black carpets that look great and includes a spare tire assembly with matching cover.
As you surely know, there's no way to determine matching-numbers on an early Mustang, but the engine is a correct C-code 289 cubic inch V8. Dressed in Ford Blue engine enamel with chrome tinwork, it has a high-performance overall look. The original 2-barrel carburetor has been replaced with a 4-barrel Holley with electric choke on an aluminum intake manifold. Experts will note that's a GM HEI distributor, complements of DUI, and it really makes this small block cackle. It's been updated with a Borgeson power steering setup, which totally transforms the Mustang's road manners, and the sparkling undercarriage suggests a lot of money was recently spent on this pony. Dual exhaust with glasspack-style mufflers give it a burly, fun-loving exhaust note and the C4 3-speed automatic transmission is always ready to serve up a downshift to scoot through traffic. Flashy American racing aluminum wheels give it a bit of an aggressive look and are fitted with new blackwall radials that really fill the fenders.
Don't say we didn't warn you. We sell a lot of early Mustangs and prices are definitely on the move. Grab a charming early Mustang and find out what the world's been talking about for fifty years. Call now!