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1965 Ford

Mustang Convertible


Engine Size
289 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

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 tire.

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 turner.

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.