- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 200 ci I6
- Transmission Type
- 3 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. 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 to note, 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 around.
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 a blue 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 some light 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 things came 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.
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